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On Monday, October 12th, Rebecca faces a strong field at the USA 10km Championships in Boston. For the fifteenth time in the past sixteen years the championship has been held in conjunction with the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women. The all women race is in its 33rd year and embraces the phrase, "Start Strong, Finish Stronger." In the video below, Rebecca talks about her goals for the race, the atmosphere at the Tufts Health Plan 10k for Women, and more. Along with being one of the sponsors of Monday's race, New Balance is also celebrating their 20th year of association with Susan G. Komen For the Cure® in the fight to eradicate breast cancer. Rebecca wore pink for the interview in support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), which is in its 25th year of celebrating awareness, education, and empowerment.+ More details
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Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. This week, the White House and the Treasury Department hosted events highlighting innovative apps, Dr. Biden traveled to Washington, D.C. and Virginia, and the White House Blue Room Christmas tree was selected in North Carolina. That's September 28th to October 4th or Operation Educate the Educators.+ More details
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For information on how to run or walk in the Gloria Gemma 5K or Kids 1K, or contribute to the ongoing fundraising efforts of family members, friends, or coworkers, please visit gloriagemma5k.org. To participate in or support the Illuminations of Life Ceremony, please visit torch.gloriagemma.org. To volunteer, please visit volunteer.gloriagemma.org. To become an event sponsor or vendor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ was created in 2006 to promote breast cancer awareness and education and to honor people living with breast cancer during three inspirational days of education, support, and hope. Flames of Hope: A Celebration of Life™ takes place every year during Columbus Day weekend in downtown Providence. The Gloria Gemma Foundation was established in 2004 in loving memory of Gloria J. Gemma and to honor her courageous fight against breast cancer. The organization’s mission is to raise breast cancer awareness; increase breast health education; enhance the quality of life for breast cancer patients, as well as their families and friends; and generate funding for local breast health programs. For more information, please call 401-861-HERO (4376) or visit www.gloriagemma.org.+ More details
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The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation was honored to host former First Lady Rosalynn Carter as Grand Rapids celebrated what would have been Mrs. Betty Ford's 96th birthday. "America's First Ladies: A Journey of Friendship" focused on the personal friendship between the former First Ladies but also the passion they shared together for health issues. Steve Ford, Chairman of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation and son of Gerald and Betty Ford, moderated the conversation with the event's special guest. While their husbands campaigned against each other for the Presidency in 1976, with Gov. Jimmy Carter having won, there Fords and Carters would go on to become close friends throughout the rest of their lives. Mrs. Carter touched on how much she admired and respected Mrs. Ford. Mrs. Carter first met Mrs. Ford when she was traveling as the wife of the Vice President of the United States. Mrs. Ford traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for an event and stayed with Mrs. Carter at the Governor's mansion. Mrs. Carter recalls being nervous but was impressed with the way Mrs. Ford's put her to ease. Mrs. Carter candidly touched on how First Lady Betty Ford's openness on breast cancer and her raising awareness for early detection helped bring the issue into the public conversation and saved the lives of millions of women. Mrs. Ford and Mrs. Carter publicly joined women across the country in supporting and rallying for the Equal Rights Amendment. Mrs. Carter joined with some historians who acknowledged that Mrs. Ford's time in the White House was the most impactful as First Lady since Elaine Roosevelt. Sue Allen, Deb Hoogendoorn, and Judy Hooker co-hosted "America's First Ladies" while Hoogendoorn provided the opening remarks and kicked-off the event with a video looking back on the lasting impact Mrs. Ford had on our nation. Hoogendorn also reminded the audience that Mrs. Ford and her daughter, Susan Ford Bales, helped launch the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month while the Betty Ford Breast Care Services at Spectrum Health honors Mrs. Ford's commitment to increasing awareness and early detection for women across globe.+ More details
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It’s National Breast Cancer Month and Dallas Fire-Rescue is joining other fire departments across the country to show their support by wearing pink, from October 11th to the 19th. Organizers say it’s all in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer research, and show support for those who have been affected by this deadly disease. In fact, it’s a passion for Senior Fire Prevention Officer and lead advocate, Shanetra Brown, who is a two time survivor.+ More details
One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. It could be someone you know; it could be you. This PSA reminds women to get checked and say healthy. Broadcast in all markets of Time Warner Cable Media throughout the USA.+ More details
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