Hello Beloveds, we all know that October is also known as the ‘Breast Cancer Awareness Month’ which is very dear to us at The Renaissance Lady. It’s that time of the year where we will be having our 3rd Annual 5k Walk 🚶🏾‍♀️🚶🏾‍♀️🚶🏾‍♀️, of which I am one of the UK Brand Ambassador for Breast Health Angels Foundation (BHAF). 

So on Saturday, 20th of October across 13 cities worldwide

  • USA: ATLANTA – Shorty Howell Park located at 2750 Pleasant hill road Duluth, Georgia
  • USA: HOUSTON – Sugar Land Memorial Park located at 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas
  • USA: NEW YORK – BrookVille Park – 149 Ave &S Conduit Ave, Springfield Gardens, New York
  • USA: DALLAS – Bachman Lake Park 2750 Bachma Dr, Dallas Texas
  • USA: HERCULES, CALIFORNIA – Refugio Valley Park, 1515 Refugio Valley Rd, Hercules California
  • USA: MIAMI – TBD
  • UK: LONDON – Green Park, London, SW1A 1BW 
  • BAHAMAS – Designated Resort Beach
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Designated Resort Beach –  Punta Cana
  • NIGERIA: PORT HARCOURT – Take off GRA Junction
  • NIGERIA: LAGOS – IMB Building, Akin
  • NIGERIA: ABUJA – Jabi Park

Every one of us knows someone – either a loved one or another experience cancer. Back in 2017, I had so many people passed onto glory from this dreadful disease both old and young, so you see this cancer is no respecter of age or race and words cannot explain how I much I detest it. Cancer is a broad term for a class of diseases characterised by abnormal cells that grow and invade healthy cells in the body. Some cancers may eventually spread into other tissues. 

I have seen and known some loved ones have one of the worst cases of cancer – ‘breast cancer’ which starts in the cells of the breast as a group of cancer cells that can then invade surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to other areas of the body.

One survivor is a dear sista-friend by the name of Chika Akwiwu otherwise known as The African Barbie, who is a passionate advocate is on a mission to educate us women on how to detect breast cancer very early and ensure that we get treatment and follow the course of a good and healthy lifestyle.

As a result of her new sense of purpose, she founded a non-profit organization BHAF (Breast Health Angels Foundation, Inc.).  BHAF has Advocacy deeply embedded in its core and is unique because it combines Chika’s experience as a Breast Cancer Survivor alongside her training as a healthcare provider to Educate, Empower and Engage women worldwide. She is a strong advocate for Early Detection because it can make the difference between life and death. BHAF’s mission is to Empower, Encourage, Educate and Engage women to Embrace their breast health and overall well-being through Early Detection and Support Services. 

They say: ‘It takes a Village to SLAY this Cancer so what are YOU waiting for!

Join the MOVEMENT and let’s make a Difference

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Let’s do this…💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

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Yours in love – The Renaissance Lady ©

Yesterday was #WorldMentalHealthDay, which is a cause very dear to my heart. This year’s focus was on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.

Young people are spending most of their day on the internet – experiencing cyber crimes, cyberbullying, and playing violent video games. Suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising, LGBTQ youth are feeling alone and persecuted for being true to themselves and young adults are at the age when serious mental illnesses can occur and yet they are taught little to nothing about mental illness and wellbeing. Mental ill health often starts in young adulthood. It’s vital that we give young people access to the support they need to grow up happy, healthy and resilient..

Thus, it is very important to help or encourage them to improve their emotional mental health by surrounding themselves with positive relationships. We as humans feed off companionships and interaction with other people. 

And this is a KEY FACTOR on their journey to a Better Health. 

The Renaissance Journey continues …

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Yours in love – The Renaissance Lady ©