Angie has been a volunteer for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope since the beginning. When asked why she volunteers for the Foundation Angie says "I could have been a victim if this cancer, Jaymie's story touched my heart and this cause is close to my heart."
Angie also was diagnosed with cervical cancer at 18. She had 3 different procedures, and was told she'd never have kids. She is here today with her 3 children!
Angie's favorite event is Panties Across the Bridge.
Anna is Jaymie's sister-in-law, a Foundation member and heads up the volunteer department for the Foundation. Anna was interviewed about why she feels volunteering for the Jaymie Jamison Jamison is important. Anna talked about why she volunteers, "Not only is the JJFH a great organization to volunteer for, but I also volunteer to help spread awareness. It is amazing to see how the community lacks the knowledge of gynecological cancers, so therefore, it is important to me to educate people about the different types of cancers and the signs and symptoms they need to be aware of and help make a difference in someone's life. I always tell people "YOU KNOW YOU BODY" if you think something is wrong then take action. "GO GET CHECKED""
Anna was asked why she feels the Foundation is important. She states," The foundation is important to me because Jaymie Jamison is my sister-in-law. My husbands sister and the aunt of our children. When she passed from a gynecological cancer, it was important to keep her name alive. And by this foundation it helps us remember her big heart and what she wanted for the community. Also with this foundation, it is so IMPORTANT to spread awareness about gynecological cancers so that another family doesn't have to go through what we all went through!"
Anna was asked about her favorite event. She said,"My favorite event is "Panties Across the Bridge" This event is the biggest awareness event that the foundation holds. Not only does it bring awareness, but it also makes you realize how many women and families are effected by a gynecological cancer. Panties Across the Bridge brings a variety of the communities together and share their stories. It is a FUN/family event and it will just get bigger and bigger!! "
Thanks Anna for all that you do to raise awareness for gynecological cancers.
January is cervical cancer awareness month. Each day this month we are going to share a different woman's story with cervical cancer. Please focus on their symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please see your Dr immediately. Early detection saves lives.
On this 1st day of January we will naturally begin with Jaymie's story.
Jaymie had not been to see her gynecologist in 3 years. She had not had a yearly pap or screening. Jaymie's first symptom was spotting between periods and pelvic pain. After this continued she began to have bleeding during intercourse. Later she began to have a foul smelling discharge, that at times would gush. Jaymie confused this symptom with possibly being a sign for a bladder issue. Jaymie's abdominal pain continued to increase and she began to feel something in side of her. At this point Jaymie went to her Dr. The "something inside her" was her tumor. Jaymie was
Diagnosed with cervical cancer.
Jaymie had a hysterectomy and began chemo and radiation treatment. Jaymie experienced complications and it was found her cancer had spread. Jaymie fought with more chemo. Jaymie fought, and fought hard. Jaymie lost her battle to cervical cancer 10 months after her diagnoses.
Jaymie lived everyday to the fullest. She left behind her 4 beautiful children; Hope, Alexia, Madison and JET. She was 34 years old.
Jaymie wanted others to be aware of this disease, as she did not know anything about it. You don't hear much or anything about cervical cancer. We are here to change that! Please share our blog with your friends and family so we ALL know the symptoms of cervical cancer. Early detection is key to ending cervical cancer deaths!
Kim has been a volunteer for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope since the beginning as she has a personal connection with Jaymie. Kim's daughter married Jaymie's brother, but also had a friendship before hand :-).
Kim was interviewed about why she volunteers for the Foundation. She replied," I volunteered for the Jaymie Jamison foundation to spread gynecological cancer awareness to my family, friends and to others to make a difference in their lives. But not only was Jaymie a long-time friend of mine, but importantly she became my family when my daughter Anna married her brother Cole."
Kim describes why she feels our Organization is important, "The Foundation has given me the opportunity to get involved in our community as well as for myself to learn more about gynecological cancer. I never really understood what this type of cancer was about until I became involved with the Foundation."
When asked about her favorite event Kim says," My favorite event has been the ‘Panties Across The Bridge’ this is a great way to spread the word about – what is ‘The Jaymie Jamison Foundation’ and our mission is for educating women to be aware of this type of cancer."
This amazing lady is Jaymie's aunt, Cheryl's sister. Ginger has been part of our awareness committee, playing a large part in attending health fairs and representing the Foundation and helping to spread awareness for gynecological cancers.
Ginger was asked why she volunteers for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. She replied, "Well, of course the main reason is because Jaymie was my niece and we all really miss her. It helps to do something to try to make sense of her death and to try to make sure we get the word out to as many women as we can to save others the pain we are feeling. Since we started the foundation my reasons have evolved and I just want to save women, sisters, children, aunts and mothers from this disease."
She was asked why she feels thebFoundation is important. She said, "The foundation is important because we can make women aware of the cost of neglecting themselves. This disease is deadly and when I look at our Wall of Angels, Fighters and Survivors I realize that it is taking so many young women. We can't give up or get tired or bored, we have to get out there and fight for women. Jaymie would have been proud of what we are doing!"
Ginger was asked what her favorite event is. She said "What is your favorite event?
I would have to say that Panties Across the Bridge is my favorite event, but the luncheon comes in a close second."
Thanks Ginger for all you do to spread awareness for gynecological cancer awareness!
Can you believe it is December already? That means we are roughly 7 months from Panties Across the Bridge! The date is set for July 12, 2014 at the Purple People Bridge in Newport, KY. Can you believe this will be the 4th annual event? Where does time go!?
We have been busy planning for the 4th Annual event and we need YOUR help!!
We are needing you to collect any types of freebies for our raffle booth. You know the things you receive in the mail and won't use (detergent, make-up, water bottles, lotions, etc). We can place these in the raffle boxes to expand the variety, as you know everyone is a winner 😉.
We are looking for donations for the raffle as well. Please contact Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like letters to try and secure donations for the Foundation.
We are in need of panties :-). Schedule your panty parties now with your girlfriends! Decorate them and make them your own! Bring them to the bridge OR mail them to us to hang. You may mail them to:
PO Box 147
We are currently looking for Bridge sponsors! We will be lighting the Bridge teal again this year, and are in need of lighting sponsors. If you would like to help in securing sponsorship for the 2014 Bridge event please email Shannon at email@example.com.
We are looking for celebrity autographed panties!!!! Mail a pair to a celebrity! Try and get them autographed at football or baseball games!
We have a band line up in the works! Bands to include: Hope Jamison, Jordan Jackson, Noah Smith, and Spearpoint.
Looking forward to Panties Across the Bridge 2014!!!
Meet our volunteer in the spotlight: Chelsea Lovett!!
Chelsea has been volunteering for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope from the beginning of the organization in 2011. When asked why she volunteers Chelsea replied, "I volunteer for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope not only because I knew Jaymie, but because it's an opportunity to be a vessel of information to others. Gynecological cancers are still deemed unmentionable because the word 'vagina' is still stigmatized in our society. The Foundation has given me the opportunity to let others know that is okay to talk about gynecological matters. Speaking and knowing about these cancers create knowledge in others, and thus encourage prevention and awareness. That is why Panties Across the Bridge is my favorite event. What better way to let the public know and realize that gynecological cancers are still cancers. They effect people in the same way any other cancers do. PATB gives everyone involved with the Foundation the opportunity to create an awareness in someone, which may in turn save someone's life..and that's all that matters."
Thanks Chelsea for all that you do for our organization!
Missy Frazee has been a volunteer from the very beginning. We would label her as a professional balloon arch maker, dedicated volunteer and a valued friend. When asked why she volunteers Missy replied "Jaymie was my friend and helping other families was very important to her. I have a 2nd family with the foundation. ". Missy said Panties Across the Bridge is her favorite event. She wants everyone to get the message: "GET CHECKED.."
Nancy and Harlan have been volunteers since te very beginning. Harlan has been climbing the Purple People Bridge to hang banners and string the very wire we hang panties on. He is always behind the "construction" aspect of all of our Foundation work with his buddy Jeff. Nancy works daylight to dark hanging panties every year at Panties Across the Bridge. Any event we have you will find her there working non-stop. These two are very dedicated volunteers for our volunteers. When asked why they volunteer Nancy answered: "We volunteer because we believe in the cause of the foundation, the need of volunteers to make it work and we feel that this is what God wants us to do. Our favorite event is, of course, the Panties Across The Bridge. "
Thank you God for blessing us with these two amazing volunteers. Without them this Foundation wouldn't be what it is today.
Jon Jamison was Jaymie's husband, the father of their 4 beautiful children, and the CEO of the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. Jon and Jaymie were so thankful for the help and love they received from family, friends, coworkers, and people in their community. The Foundation was created to help other families in the same situation as the Jamison's and make ALL women aware of gynecological cancers.
Jon says "The reason I volunteer for the Foundation is to help make a difference in people’s lives, and to give back to the communities, friends and family that have so graciously giving to the foundation and my family. Jaymie ask us to share her story with the hope that not one person or one family would have to go through the struggles of dealing with these horrible diseases. Educating women and their families on how important it is for them to get there yearly check -ups“no matter what anybody tells you” is the main message we as a foundation want to send. "
Thank you Jon for all you do in Jaymie's name to make all women aware everywhere.
Monica Baker is Jaymie's best friend, and has been since they were little. Monica has been part of the Foundation since the very beginning. When asked why she volunteers Monica said, "I volunteer because Jaymie was my best friend and sister at heart. I also volunteer because I am a gynecological cancer survivor." Monica says Panties Across the Bridge is her favorite event.
Shannon has been a volunteer since the beginning of the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. When asked why she volunteers she replied, "Jaymie was a friend of mine. I have seen what her family went through and is still going through to this very day. I don't want this to happen to anyone else's family. I want my girls to be educated on gynecological cancers. I want to make sure they and all of my loved ones know about prevention, signs and symptoms."
Shannon was asked what her favorite event is. She answered, " I enjoy Panties Across the Bridge because of the awareness we bring to people, but mostly I love giving back and helping other people by supporting them or educating them."
Shannon is the sponsorship coordinator for the organization. Please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about sponsorship opportunities.
Laura is one of our newest volunteers! Laura discovered the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope after seeing a sign for a Panties Across the Bridge Car wash out on by Jaymie's sister. She has volunteered ever since!
When asked why she volunteers she said, "I volunteer because it is a way to honor my mom who lost her battle in 1985. I love the bridge event the most because I enjoy educating people about how important our cause is. My goal is to tell everyone I ever come in contact with about the foundation and why we do what we do. Young girls especially need to be educated."
Laura we love your passion to help us raise awareness! Thank you for everything you do!
This week in our volunteer spotlight is Wrai Fite!
Wrai was interviewed and asked why she volunteers for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. She responded, "I volunteer for selfish reasons I believe. I love Jaymie and the way she was soft spoken and how she was always a happy person. My daughter and Jaymie grew up together, played together, lived together and loved together. Cheryl is one of my closest friends and my heart bled for her, Jeff, Hopie who voice brings tears to my eyes, Lexi who stuck to her mom like glue, Maddie who is a duplicate of Jaymie and of course Jett who Jaymie was so proud to finally have her son for Her and Jon. I love this family and volunteering is what I can do to feel close to Jaymie and the kids. If one person would not have to go through what Jaymie went through, then the little time that I volunteer is worth everything to me."
Wrai was then asked what her favorite event is. She stated, "The Panties Across the Bridge Event. It was our first voice about Jaymie and her family."
Thanks Wrai for all you do to help make women everywhere aware of gynecological cancers!
Activities to be included on Jaymie Jamison Night is the corn maze will be haunted that night beginning at dark. Bring your own flashlight if you dare to go into the corn maze! A costume contest will take place for all ages. There will be hayrides and pick your own pumpkin from the patch. Face painting, pumpkin carving and pumpkin painting will be available. New this year is our extended petting zoo. We will have live music beginning at 5pm with Hope Jamison, Jordan Jackson, and Mike and Jeff Pickin' amd Grinnin' performing. Concessions will be available, along with chili over a camp fire and s'mores to roast. Fall decorations are also available.
Adult admission is $8. Children are $6. 2 and under are free. Hayrides are free, pay for pick your own pumpkin. Groups are welcome. For groups of 10 or more it's $5 a person.
The corn maze cut out is dedicated to Jaymie Jamison. A Hamersville mother of 4 who lost her life to cervical cancer. A Foundation was created in her honor to raise awareness for all gynecological cancers. The mission of the Foundation is to educate, encourage and empower women about gynecological cancers and eliminate gynecological cancer related deaths. To learn how you could volunteer visitwww.jaymiejamisonfoundation.org.
This week in our volunteer spotlight is Evonne Daughtery. She is Jaymie's mother-in-law.
Evonne was interviewed and asked 'why do you volunteer?' She responded, "It's my calling. I don't feel complete unless I'm giving part of my t to volunteering. It's important to make a difference, big or small. I've lost people near and dear to me and while they were ill I couldn't help them. This is one way that I feel I am helping . Giving back,helping. These are my works!"
Evonne was asked 'what her favorite event is?' She responded, "I don't have a favorite, I love them all!!"
Thanks Evonne for all you do to help spread gynecological cancer awareness. It is appreciated way more than you know and we can express!
A ten acre corn maze cut out to honor Jaymie. How amazing is that? This Fall festival is open weekly until November 2nd. There is a pumpkin patch, hayrides, fall decorations, petting zoo, bounce houses, concessions and family fun! Groups/ field trips are also welcomed!
$8 for adults
$6 for children
Groups of 10 or more will be $5 a person
On October 19th join us for Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope Day! There will be special activities and live music! More details to come. All proceeds earned that day will benefit the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope.
This photo shows Stacy and her two children at the Panties Across the Bridge event.
Stacy is Jaymie's sister. Stacy was asked why she volunteers. Stacy responded, " I do it all for my big sister Jaymie. Jaymie and I didn't get to grow up together, because we have different moms. Once we got older we were able to hang out more. But then we got even older and had kids and families of our own and life took over. I didn't always make the time that I wish I would have now to go visit with my sister and just hang out. So now that she is gone I will do everything in my power to spread her word and help other sisters, mothers, daughters become knowledgeable about Gynecological cancers."
Stacy was then asked what her favorite event is. "I would have to say my favorite event is Panties Across the Bridge. We raise SOOOO much awareness with this event. Next to it, my favorite is The Panties Across the Bridge Car wash. This is an event that I host to help raise funds and panties for the actual PATB event."
Thank you Stacy for all that you do for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope.
Pride Hill Farms located on Pride Hill Rd in Hamersville, OH Is having their 2nd Annual Fall Festival dedicate to Jaymie and the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope.
On October 19th will be Jaymie Jamison Day. Proceeds from this night will be donated to the Jaymie Jamison Foudation for Hope to help us raise awareness for gynecological cancers. Special activities will take place including a haunted corn maze, costume contest, kids games and live music. Bring your kids and friends and join us for a night of fun!
We hear all the time how pop can affect our health. The sugar is bad for our teeth, our health, actually makes us tired, and some studies show that pop can actually cause cancer. So why do we continue to drink it?
Here is a yummy, but naturally sweet drink to replace it with. Fruit water! All you need is water and fruit of your choice!
Cut up your favorite fruit and add it to a jar. Try any combination of fruits and add lemon, cucumber or different herbs for flavoring! Then fill the glass or pitcher up with water. Refrigerate over night. Over night the fruit naturally flavors the water making it naturally sweet. Makes a healthy sweet drink to replace pop with! Great for your kids as well!
Gail is one of the founding members of this Foundation. Gail has been there from the first meeting and has given her full support.
Gail says " it is important for me to volunteer because I was there when Jaymie was sick. I saw what she went through, what her kids went through, what her parents went through, what her husband went through. And it made me realize my grand babies could lose their mother someday. Too many young women are losing their lives and they don't have too. I don't want to see anymore people die to this cancer."
Gail's favorite event is Panties Across the Bridge. You can find her working in the t-shirt booth with the biggest smile on her face.
Thank you Gail for everything you have done and everything you continue to do. Your awesome!
Hope Jamison is in our volunteer spotlight this week!
Hope is Jaymie's oldest daughter. Hope was 14 when Jaymie passed away. Hope says "it is important for me to volunteer because Jaymie was my mom and we had never heard of this type of cancer before she was diagnosed. And watching someone you love wither away is hard. I don't want anyone else to have to experience that, no matter what age you are. That's why it's important for me to volunteer so no one has to experience what we did".
Hope's favorite event is Panties Across the Bridge. Hope envisioned and created Panties Across the Bridge at 14. Now she is 17 and has experienced and been actively involved in shaping our largest awareness event the last 3 years. She currently is working hard toward our July 12th Panties Across the Bridge.
We are a supporter of the Hospice of Hope. Hospice provided top-notch care to Jaymie in her last days. It is part of our mission to support them.
On October 6th in Mt Orab they are holding their Hike for Hope! Last year we got the largest group award!! Do you think we can do it again??? Join us in your teal and let's Hike for Hope in honor of our Angels and Foundation!
Register at hospiceofhope.org by October 1st to secure your t-shirt! It's only $12!!! See you there!!
The 2nd Annual Jaymie's Rockin' Run for Hope kicked off at 5:30pm on September 7th at Devou Park in Covington,KY. It was such a beautiful day for a walk or a run!
We had many familiar faces show up and run/walk for gynecological cancer awareness!
Our Angel Natalie Davis' mom and daughter participated. Walking in memory of Natalie. 😊
Jaymie's mom Cheryl, Sister-in-law Anna, and Aunt Theresa walked for Jaymie.
We had friends and supporters of our organization participate as well.
The ladies from 5/3 bank- who also won most spirited!
Thank you all for sharing your photos of the event with us!!
We had our traveling wall of survivors, fighters, and Angels with us.
We want to thank everyone who registered and participated! Each step you took is helping us raise awareness for gynecological cancer. We cannot thank you enough!
Thank you to our amazing volunteers. Without you our events would not be successful. Your are wonderful and we cannot thank you enough!
Thank you to Steve Prescott for helping us with our race and designing the race course. It was amazing.
Thank you to the "In Memory of" sign sponsors. We are happy to help you keep the memory of your loved one alive. Thank you for helping us raise awareness.
Thank you to Covington Police Department for helping with the race and the race course.
Thank you to Devou Park and allowing us to have the race there.
THANK YOU to the wonderful Stacy Cox from Shutter Photography for photographing our event! We can't wait to share her always amazing photos with you soon!
THANK YOU to our largest race sponsor, Walmart! Walmart donated all the food, water, and race bag goodies for the 2nd year in a row. This is so amazing and our event wouldn't have been a success without it. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thank you for an amazing event! Please mark September 6, 2014 on your calendars now and let's race for awareness again next year!
As September is gynecological awareness month. Each day we will be sharing a fact with you to help make women everywhere aware of all the signs and symptoms for each gynecological cancer. Know your body. It could save your life!