By Patricia McKnight
The goal of effectively managing chronic disease is an improved quality of life …
Every day on her lunch break, rain or shine, licensed practical nurse Yvonne Leitze walks outside for 30 minutes. Like many Black women, she suffers from high blood pressure and diabetes.
Keisha Jones, breast cancer survivor and host of this event, explained that all women especially those who receive a breast cancer diagnosis should “Research their diagnosis. Ask questions. Get a second opinion. Make sure you’re comfortable with your doctor. Don’t let this experience steal your joy. Take care of yourself physically and spiritually. Pray. Be supportive because we never know what other women are going through.
Center For Veterans Issues Retired Brigadier General Robert A. Cocroft Veterans Resource Center Opening In 2020
Jacqueline Cocroft, widow of Retired Brig. Gen. Robert A. Cocroft poses with her children Diana Cocroft-Killins and Robert Hunter Cocroft along with Eduardo M. Garza, Jr., President/CEO, Center for Veterans (CVI) Issues and Steve Gorzek, Board Chairman, CVI also Vice President and Regional Business Sales Manager, BMO Harris Bank.
Susan G. Komen fought breast cancer with her heart, body and soul. Throughout her diagnosis, treatments, and endless days in the hospital, she spent her time thinking of ways to make life better for other women battling breast cancer instead of worrying about her own situation. Moved by Susan’s compassion for others and commitment to making a difference, Nancy G. Brinker promised her sister that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer.
As the new president of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates/IASCNAPA, Dr. Dora Clayton-Jones, an assistant professor and Arthur J. Schmitt Leadership Fellow at the Marquette University College of Nursing, will dedicate her tenure as president to increase awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) while elevating patient care and advocacy. She explains, “Gene therapy is being developed. But remedies like bone marrow transplants aren’t widely available. So, we still have work to do in finding a cure and on the psychosocial level.”
“Wisconsin received funding for a learning collaborative developed to reduce breast cancer mortalities for African-American women,” said Gail D. Johnson, Director of the Wisconsin Well Women Program (WWWP) in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. “We intend to have direct contact with breast cancer survivors in the community, women who are personally affected, and those with a family member who died from this disease.” The WWWP is a federally funded program that provides free screening for breast and cervical cancer and related services for women throughout Wisconsin.