Bob has been part of the Jaymie Jamison Foundation for Hope since the beginning. Bob says, " The foundation is important to me because I had been friends with Jon and Jaymie for 20 years. I volunteer because it is a great organization and a good cause. "
Bob says his favorite event is Teal Off to Cancer Golf Outing. Join him on the course this year on May 17th!
I received a random Cosmo magazine in the mail on Saturday. I was so excited! This is a magazine I always eye in the check out lane, but don't want to fork over $4 just to read about what guys secretly freak out about and what the new hot sex tips are. How lucky am I that here it is in my mailbox for me to read. Who cares it's addressed to my husband....
I sit down immediately and start reading the articles. An article caught my eye and I had to share with you. An article about HPV. It answers many questions people want to know- but don't want to ask.
Hopefully this article can answer some of your questions and makes you see how important the HPV vaccine really is.
Meet our volunteer in the spotlight, Mrs. Kerrianne Cravens.
Kerrianne has been volunteering for the Jaymie Jamison Foundation since the beginning. Kerrianne was a Member at Large in 2012.
When asked why she volunteers Kerrianne said, "I volunteer because I have had people in my family who have suffered with and bear the scars of some sort of gynecological cancer or passed from it. When Jaymie was sick and after she passed, I wanted to channel the helpless feelings and the want to do something for other people into something meaningful."
Kerrianne described why she feels the Foundation is important by saying, "The foundation is important because there are so many tools and resources out there to prevent these diseases. No one really wants to "talk" about down there.. I think the foundation takes away some of the stigma. Also, it's a vehicle for women who want to get their story out there to help other women and families."
When asked what her favorite event is Kerrianne said, "My favorite event. That's a tough one because they all serve a different purpose. I would have to say Panties Across The Bridge. To see the panties hung and actually think about who and why each one are there is a very humbling experience."
Thank you Kerrianne for your hard work and dedication. We cannot thank you enough!
Brandi has been a volunteer since the beginning of the organization. When asked why she volunteers Brandi says, "Jaymie has always held a piece of my heart from the moment I met her as freshmen in high school. As our friendship grew Jaymie became more like a sister. She was always there, not only for me but others too. We both have daughters close in age, and I always think 'what if?' If I can help others learn from what happened to Jaymie, and how quickly it can take our loved ones then it is worth my time to volunteer for a great foundation!"
Brandi says her favorite event is Panties Across the Bridge.
Brandi got a tattoo to remember Jaymie and to encourage her through everyday struggles." If Jaymie could fight hard then I can too!"
Thanks Brandi for volunteering and making a difference!
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know if you have the gene mutation HNPCC that your chances of developing uterine cancer and colon cancer are higher? Women who have this gene have an 80% chance of developing colorectal cancer and a 50% chance of developing uterine cancer. It is possible to develop uterine cancer first, and have no idea you even have this gene mutation. A study published in the Cancer Research journal found 1 out of 50 women newly diagnosed with uterine cancer had the HNPCC gene mutation and didn't know it. It's time to look at the big picture! If you have a family history of colon cancer, your already at risk for colon cancer. If your family history includes only uterine cancer, you need to write down who had it and at what age. Then have a conversation with your doctor about what that history may mean for you. Ask your doctor about gene mutation testing if this is an area of concern for you.