November 2016 – Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Dr. Jackie honors the month of November 2016 by sharing her memories of the times she came face to face with this brutal disease as her loving father was diagnosed with it in 2013. She was his caregiver for two years until his last breath in 2015.
  
Dr. Jackie and 50 SOP foundation honors the month of November 2016
 

October 2016 – Health Initiatives

FDHA Health Summit

Dr. Jackie had the honor to serve as a panelist at the 2016 FDHA Health Summit. She enlightened the audience on the hope, strength, knowledge, wisdom, and power one must possess to fight breast cancer based on her personal experience with the disease.

Annual Fundraiser 

Dr. Jackie hosted her Annual Fundraiser to showcase our Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good motto. The beautiful breast cancer warriors strutted the runway with such style and grace wearing “one of a kind’ designs provided by Bramer Leon Couture and J’Amore.  

Taylor Reece Burdette Annual Golf Tournament 2016

50 Shades of Pink Foundation was the charity of choice for the 9th Annual T-1 Big 50 Golf Tournament. The support from this amazing foundation allows us the opportunity to focus on taking care of the woman and not the disease. With over 100 registered golfers dressed in pink, the tournament put a new spin on golfing.

August 2016 – National Breastfeeding Awareness Month

  • Breastfeed your baby and you reduce risk of developing chronic conditions, such as type I diabetes, celiac disease and Crohn’s disease in your baby.
  • Breastfeeding women are on lower risk of postmenopausal osteoporosis; due to the fact that that when a woman is pregnant and lactating, her body absorbs calcium much more efficiently, so while some bones, particularly those in the spine and hips, may be a bit less dense at weaning, six months later, they are denser than before pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding mothers and breast fed babies are more likely not to become obese.
  • Sudden infant death syndrome  is lowered by half if the baby is breast fed.
  • When baby nurses oxytocin is released this helps the uterus contract, reducing post-delivery blood loss. Plus, breastfeeding helps uterus return to its normal size quicker.
  • Breastfeeding can decrease baby’s risk of some childhood cancers. And breastfeeding mother is on a lower risk of premenopausal breast cancer and ovarian cancer.
  • Breastfeeding your baby around the clock—no bottles or formula— will delay ovulation, which means delayed menstruation.