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Dana Divine: Survivor Story

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Written by  Frances Moffett Thursday, 29 September 2011 04:17
Dana Divine has had much success in her life, but probably none greater than her triumph over breast cancer. The Chicagoland native has garnered a plethora of life-enriching experiences, including obtaining her bachelor and master’s degrees in marketing and media communications, respectively, studying overseas as an undergrad and living her dreams as a songwriter, gospel recording artists and music producer. As the current on-air personality for “Music of Love and Inspiration” Sunday mornings on WGCI, Dana uses her faith in God to spread her passion to everyone in ear’s reach.

A little over three years ago, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® proudly launched a new platform known as the Circle of Promise—a movement dedicated to further engaging black women around the globe in the fight against breast cancer. Since that time, Circle of Promise has grown, with more than 100,000 women and men raising their hands and taking action in the fight against breast cancer. In that 100,000, you’ll find a powerful list of women. Here, some of them share their stories and experiences with the one thing they are united to fight against—breast cancer

My Experience with Breast Cancer: Iya Bakare

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Written by  Iya Bakare Thursday, 29 September 2011 02:30

I always saw it as a blessing and a curse that I never saw the face of death until I was 22 years old when my grandmother died. I recalled having nightmares as a teenager that my mother died. I wasn’t expecting to hear less than a year after losing her mother that there was a threat I could lose my own too.

My Experience with Breast Cancer: Samantha Mitchell

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Written by  Samantha Mitchell Thursday, 29 September 2011 01:46

When you think of breast cancer, you never think it will happen to you or a loved one—until it does. How something so surreal, in the quick blink of an eye, becomes reality.

At the young age of 35, my mom was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer; my little sister and I were only four and eleven at the time.

What You Can Do to Help Prevent Breast Cancer

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Written by  Frances Moffett Thursday, 29 September 2011 01:00

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among American women. In 2007, more than 200,000 women in the United States were diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 women died from the disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although the occurrence of breast cancer in African American women is generally lower than that in Caucasian women, black women are more likely to die from the disease than any other racial group

Kristi Dawson: An Advocate for Breast Cancer

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Written by  Songine' Clarke Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:38

“No other women will go through this,” was the promise Kristi Dawson made to her late grandmother who had breast cancer and did not have the adequate amount of health coverage needed to help her. Since she made that promise, Dawson, a Chicago native, has been working hard to fulfill it through her organization Love Yourself First, Inc., and the annual “Pink Party” fundraiser she hosts in support of breast cancer awareness.

GlossMagazineOnline (GMO) has been invited to partner with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation for the Bank of America Marathon taking place on Sunday, October 9, 2011.

Working Out with Friends and Why it’s Never Worked for Me

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Written by  Priya A. Shah Monday, 12 September 2011 23:28

While enjoying a weekend this summer with an old high school friend who was staying with me, I asked her if she wanted to go to the gym. Many friends of mine are eager to take advantage of being a guest at my gym, so I kept my fingers crossed that that she would shout YES at the top of her lungs and start doing cartwheels. I was lacking cardio that weekend. I hadn’t worked out in many days and had been filling my body with all sorts of crap. It was time to sweat a little and grab a handful of endorphins. Please say yes.

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