Still out of breath from the wonderful time I had with the Sister’s Network “Stop the Silence” 3rd Annual National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run, at Discovery Green, Saturday morning. This year’s gathering was an awesome sight to see, as breast cancer survivors, their families, supporters and other volunteers, dressed in various pink outfits, to show their unity, packed Discovery Green to participate in, contribute donations to, and walk to help raise money to aid in the fight against breast cancer.
This organization, the brain child of Founder/CEO Karen Jackson, is a Breast Cancer Assistance Program (BCAP). The Westbury High School Band were on hand to kick-off the initial walk, as well as Houston’s fabulous Mayor Annise Parker, Congressman Al Green, Councilmember Wanda Adams, radio personalities, Nnete, (97.9 The Box), and Kandi Eastman,(Majic 102). There were various sororities, dance groups, exercise groups came out to show their undying support to help people fight this disease.
The entire crowd came together to warm up to line dancing music as well as the Wobble. There were moms with strollers, men showing their support, as well as senior citizens dressed in comfortable footwear prepared to walk/run.
I dedicate this page to the memory of fellow registered nurse, Yolanda Evette Williams, who lost her battle with breast cancer last year. Her surviving spouse, Michael Williams and her mother, Dr. Lois Jean Moore, presented a check for $2,000.00 in her honor during the opening ceremony.
For more information on how you can still donate, go to the website, www.sistersnetworkinc.org, or call toll free 1-866-781-1808.
WHISPERS IN THE WIND - (A little DIRT FOR THE WEEK)
As I put my ear to the street, I couldn't believe what I was hearing; but this is the buzz, this week. They say she performed a sexual favor for a political favor. But he got his favor and renigged on the favor she was promised. So let's just hope she doesn't get mad enough to start a whole big political WOO HOO! Note to others- I ain't sayin it's right, but ALWAYS get yours first!
Keeping It Real,