Saturday, March 30, 2013


The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope is sooo excited to let you in on a surprise!!! Do you want to know what it is???

You are invited to find out what the surprise is at our quarterly volunteer meeting April 11, 2013 at 1222 Traditions Turn. Batavia, OH 45130. We will also be serving dinner that night. Your kiddos are welcomed! It will be a night of fun!

We have been working on this awesome surprise for the last couple weeks and we are ready to reveal it to you!!! We hope you are just as excited as we are!!!

Also, if you have a friend who would be interested in volunteering for our organization please bring them!!! We welcome all volunteers- new and old!!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Directions for a Cancer Fighting Salad

Eating healthy is good for us in many ways! One reason is it can prevent certain types of cancer. Here is the ingredients you can use to build a cancer fighting salad.

1. Spinach or romaine lettuce
2. Tomatoes
3. Broccoli
4. Chicken breast (no skin)
5. Beans
6. Grapes
7. Almonds
8. Cheese
9. Vinaigrette

Women should keep the calories around 400 while men should keep it at 500.

Enjoy! And eat healthy for prevention!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

31 opportunity

Our 31 girls are offering another opportunity to help the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. Please view the following pictures. Contact Natalie if you are interested in this opportunity. 937-618-1161

Sunday, March 24, 2013

In the Press Again!!!

Thank you to the Brown County Press for such a nice article! In this week's paper there is an article about the Villa in Georgetown donating $2,135 to us!!

We were shocked to see they were able to raise that much money for us in one week!! They also said they are planning to make this a yearly event! That is so exciting! Thank you again Georgetown Villa and everyone who participated!

We are on a new adventure. We are creating bags for newly diagnosed women. In these bags will be goodies that will help get women through treatments: lotions, caps, lip gloss, teas, mints, etc. We will be giving these bags to local gynecological offices. We were able to get the bags through 31. Thank you again Natalie Vogel and Jennifer Ralston. With our donation from the Villa we will be able to make this vision come alive, fill the bags and distribute them to local offices!!

Thank you again for helping us in reaching our mission ad supporting our cause. You may read the full article at if you do not receive a Brown County Press.

Monday, March 18, 2013

An Angel's Tale: Natalie Davis

Natalie Davis was the first woman the Jaymie Jamison Foundation got to help. Her mother, Rhonda is sharing Natalie's story with us today. Thank you Rhonda, as Natalie's story may save a life!

​“You have cancer”… These were words I ever wanted to hear as a mother. Like most parents, as your children grow into adults you hope they do the right things in life. For women, that means keeping up with yearly pap smears is important.

​I had noticed in December 2010 Natalie was more tired and did not look like her old self. I never pushed the issue about what maybe going on with her or if she needed to go to the doctor. Then I got a call on May 12, 2011 at approximately 1:00 AM from Natalie. “Mom I am at University Hospital and they are going to give me blood.” I told her I would be right there! After arriving they had completed a variety of tests including a pelvic exam and biopsy. The results came back that Natalie had stage 4 cervical cancer. At that moment my life had stopped, and I nearly fainted. I started crying uncontrollably and my dear Natalie wrapped her arms around me and told me, “It’s going to be okay mom. I WILL get through this.” We just sat there and held each other and cried.

​Within a week she was in surgery and immediately started chemo and radiation. After learning she had cancer and learning what stage 4 meant, we began to fight. One night a family member texted me and told me I should read an article that had run on the nightly news. It was about a young 14 year old girl who had lost her mother to cervical cancer and was talking about hanging panties across the Purple People Bridge. Wanting to know the details of her mom to see if they were any of the same symptoms and issues Natalie was dealing with, we started to look for her on Facebook. And then I found her, Hope Jamison.

​I messaged Hope and asked if she would mind to talk about it and she was very open about what she knew. I later started speaking to her grandmother and Jaymie’s mom Cheryl in hope of getting answers to what we were dealing with. We have kept in touch from that day forward. They invited us to the 1st Annual Panty Party for Panties Across the Bridge. Natalie and I attended this together. It was very touching when I met Cheryl. We made this connection as mothers with daughters with cancer that could never be broken.

​Natalie attended the 1st ever Panties Across the Bridge that year and touched many lives. Natalie never let this disease get her down. She remained strong and positive no matter what her day was like. She knew she had to be strong and fight. Natalie was a mother to a 5 year old daughter, Brookln. She wanted and needed to be there for her. Even after being told there was nothing more the doctors could do and being told she had to go under the care of Hospice, she remained positive and strong. Natalie’s friend Nicole came up with an idea of her signing cards from holidays to birthdays so Brookln would always have them to cherish. As hard as it was to write to her daughter knowing she was not going to be there for her Natalie was able to write cards for several years of birthdays. These will be treasured by Brookln forever.

​Natalie put up a strong fight and did everything she could to try and beat this horrible disease, but it gradually just took over her. Natalie passed away exactly 6 months to the day of her diagnoses and to almost the exact hour. She is missed deeply and there is not a day that goes by that I don’t think how I wish I just had my daughter back. I can never say that I am not proud of my daughter for how hard she tried and what she had done.

​The Jaymie Jamison Foundation came into our lives early into our journey and they still remain in my life. They have been there from the beginning of our journey to the end. Cheryl is unlike anyone I have ever met. She was mourning the recent loss of her own daughter when I met her, but never gave it as second thought to be there for me. This is why I am so compassionate about the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope. These are a group of people who truly care and will go to many ends to help and get things done. I just want to tell them all from the bottom of my heart that they are loved and to keep on fighting for awareness for gynecological cancers.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mark Your Calendars

Coming up we will be out and about! Come join us at our events! Share with your friends! Help us meet our mission of raising awareness for gynecological cancer, providing women with support as they battle gynecological cancers, support research, and Hospice of Hope.

April 13, 2013- Visit us at the Brown County Health Fair at Southwest Regional Medical Center from 8am-12pm.

May 18, 2013- 2nd Annual Teal Out for Cancer Golf Outing at Friendly Meadows Golf Outing. Shot gun start at 1PM.

June 15, 2013- Stacy Holbert is hosting the 3rd Annual Panties Across the Bridge Car Wash at Bapp Heating and Air in Wilmington, OH. Along with the car wash there will be vendors and a raffle.

June 16, 2013- Florence Freedom is hosting Jaymie Jamison Foundation Day! All proceeds will benefit the Hospice of Hope. Buy your tickets today! $10 a ticket! You may purchase by paying through our Paypal site through our website or from a Jaymie Jamison Foundation Board Member.

July 13, 2013- Panties Across the Bridge at the Purple People Bridge in Newport, KY! Bring a pair of panties to hang on the bridge for gynecological cancer awareness! Also new this year! The bridge will be a health and wellness fair! Contact us if your company or nonprofit want to be a vendor!

September 7, 2013- The 2nd Annual Jaymie Rockin' Run for Hope at Devou Park. Registration opens
In April 2013!

Last week of September- Brown County Fair awareness booth and on Wednesday the cheer leading competition will be in Memory of Jaymie. Wear Teal that day!

Month of October- Pride Hill Corn Maze and TBA Jaymie Jamison Day!

Hope to see you at some of our events. Check out our new website

Visit our store and purchase your Jaymie Jamison Foundation Gear!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Survivors Tale

This is a post that Dawn Nichols wrote back in July 2012 after the 2nd Annual Panties Across the Bridge. Thank you Dawn for allowing us to share your story.

​“While you are here..” This 4 word phrase has been in my head for a while now and has been my primary thought for the last week. My doctor began a sentence with this phrase 3 months ago. It could have saved my life.
​I went to my doctor’s office 3 months ago for an unrelated illness, and she mentioned, “While you are here, do you mind if we do a quick pap test?” I had been in the ER all night and was coming down from morphine, so she could have convinced me to do almost anything. I obviously didn’t balk.
​One week later, I went back to the doctor for a follow-up for my unrelated illness. Within 5 minutes we were discussing HPV, biopsies, and cervical lesions. She may as well have been speaking a foreign language. Within an hour, I was calling work to let my boss know that I wouldn’t be coming to the office. I needed biopsies that day. Long story short… I had surgery, I didn’t get clean margins and pathology results came back CIN3/HSIL. I am guessing we will start all over in September and more surgery is in my future. But hey, this isn’t cancer folks! This is precancer! I have very abnormal but noncancerous cells. What would have happened if my doctor didn’t say “While you are here…?”
​I have always been involved in local organizations, whether it was fostering homeless animals or providing legal assistance to the low income community. SO while I was in the healing process, I naturally began to look for local organizations that are focused on awareness of cervical cancer. Although my health has been up and down over the last 3 months, my husband and I became involved with the ONE and only organization in the area that focuses on awareness for gynecologic cancers: The Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope.
​This past weekend, the Foundation held its largest annual event, Panties Across the Bridge. I volunteered to help with the foundation’s first annual 5K run, so I didn’t make it down to the Newport’s Purple People Bridge (where the panties were hung) until later in the day. I was busy during the race and didn’t think much about why I was even there…I just had a job to do.
​When I went to the bridge, I was reminded why I was there. There were bands and booths and even free popsicles, but I just wanted to see the bridge. My eyes glazed over and my feet took me there (admittedly with a slight distraction by a free popsicle). And when I got to the bridge I just stopped and stared, first at Jaymie’s photo and then at this huge bridge that was covered with panties.
​I started walking across the bridge and all I could see to my right was panties. Some had funny sayings, others had tips for cancer awareness. And I started to cry. I cried for Jaymie, a woman I never met, but who had to die for this event to be held. I cried for the women who wrote messages of hope on their panties. I cried for the women whose names were written on panties, but had lost their battles. I cried for women who have full-blown cancer and are dealing with chemo and radiation. I cried for the volunteers who made this event possible. I cried for the idiots who were making fun of the panties and the disease. I cried for my husband who has held my hand through all of this. And for once, I cried for me…. Out of shame for being a burden and source of concern for my family and out of selfishness for this disease hindering my life. But mostly I cried for thankfulness for my doctor who started the sentence with “While you are here…”
​And while I am here, I will care for my body. While I am here, I will not discuss cervical cancer, HPV, or anything else that comes with it in a whispered voice. While I am here, I will serve as your reminder.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Cancer Fighting Drink Recipe

Being proactive is the best way to prevent cancer. One way is to eat and drink healthy. Here is a cancer fighting drink recipe. Serve at your next cook-out and share with your friends.

- 4 cups of orange juice
- 2 cups of 100% cranberry juice
-4 cups of sparkling water or club soda
- 1 orange sliced horizontally
- 1 lime sliced horizontally

Combine in a large bowl and let fruit float.

Makes 20 servings.

The orange and the cranberry juice provide cancer fighting antioxidants like vitamin C.


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Brown County Press

The Brown County Press features us in an article this week! Villa Georgetown raises funds for Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope.

The Georgetown Villa had Jaymie Jamison week the week of March 4-8. Each day of the week was filled with events. Monday offered banana splits, Tuesday Amish donuts, Wednesday was a chili dinner, Thursday was a salad and drink, and Friday was a Teal Out Day! Each day all the proceeds benefited the Foundation.

Proceeds from this event will help us provide support to women who are battling gynecological cancers. We have been able to provide women with gift cards for groceries and gas cards to help women get to and from Dr appointments and treatments.

When Jaymie was diagnosed with cervical cancer the community she lived in rallied together and helped her financially with gift cards, gas cards, groceries, etc. it is our mission to help other women in the same way Jaymie was helped.

Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the Jaymie Jamison Foundation week at the Georgetown Villa. Thank you to the Georgetown Villa staff who helped put this on. We could not operate and full-fill our mission without support and donations like you have done for us. Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! But wait... Isn't our organization for gynecological cancers? Yes, but did you know that types of colon cancer is hereditary and the gene could be related to ovarian and endometrial cancer?

If you or a family member has had colon cancer the risk of you developing it is high. But it also raises your risk of developing breast, endometrial or ovarian cancer.

There is a gene mutation called Hereditary Non- polyposis Colorectal Cancer (HNPCC). People that have HNPCC have an 80% chance of developing colon cancer in their lifetime and their chances of getting ovarian cancer raises by 10% and endometrial cancer by 60%.

It is important to identify if your family has these genes so you can take important precautions to reduce your risk or prevent cancer from developing. A clinical diagnoses of HNPCC can be made when:

1. 3 or more family members have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer or other HNPCC cancer.
2. Cancer affecting two successive generations.
3. One person is a first degree relative ( parent, child, sibling) of the two.
4. At least one case of cancer is under the age of 50.
5. The reported case of cancer has been verified by a pathology report.

Know your families history! It could save your life.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Smoothie recipe

Eating healthy is very important. Eating healthy can even prevent certain types of cancers. Here is a cancer fighting smoothie recipe.

1/2 cup of frozen raspberries
1/2 cup of frozen blue berries
Handful of kale
1/2 cup of plain organic Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon of honey
1/2 of cored apple. No need to peel.
2 tbs of canned white beans
1 1/2 cup of pomegranate juice
2 tbs of protein powder.

Blend well.


Saturday, March 2, 2013

Celebrity Panties

In October 2012 several of us got to attend the OCAO event with Olympic Gold Medalist Shannon Miller. Shannon Miller is an Ovarian Cancer Survivor. Hearing her share her story was so inspirational. After the event, we got Shannon's autograph on a pair of panties (really? What else would we have her sign!!?!), and we plan to hang them on the bridge for Panties Across the Bridge in July. How awesome that we had an Olympic Gold Medalist sign panties for our largest awareness event!!

That leads me to asking you for help! Do you think we could get more celebrities to sign panties!? We have several local celebrities ( Drew Lachey, Nick and Vanessa Lachey, Marvin Lewis, Jeff & Jenn, Mr Red, sports stars, etc). I want to challenge you to help us get celebrity panties for the bridge! We all know different people and have different connections. The person who gets us the most celebrity panties autographed wins a prize!!!

Let's make a celebrity panty section at the bridge! I am excited to see how many we can get. When you get one post it on our Facebook page! Get ready, Get Set, GO!!!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Making Memories

Have you ever wondered how your kids, family, and friends will remember you after you are gone? Do you think you'll be remembered for items you bought them? By how much money you have? Or how you made them feel while you were making memories?

The answer is people will remember how you made them feel. They will remember the experiences you had together. This is something they will always have and no one can take that away from them.

You need to ask yourself; am I spending enough time with my loved ones? Do I spend quality time with my children, parents, or the people who mean the most to me? If you have to think about it or question it the answer is probably no.

Go make memories with the people who mean the most! That doesn't have to involve spending money. It's the simple things in life that mean the most- something that will always be remembered. Have movie night and share popcorn, drive around with your kids to watch fireworks or look at Christmas lights. Talk with your kids about their day. Ask them questions. Someday when you are gone this is what they will remember. Spend your time making memories. And evaluate what really matters.