2016 Breast Cancer

Good morning my final thoughts as we come to a close on this year’s #October #Awareness of #BreastCancer #Survivors and those that unwillingly surrendered to the war. 

As I walked around the mall this morning in the quietness, I saw many stores. I coveted a lot of items, I hoped for funds to purchase items I didn’t need. I saw elderly folk walking and getting their exercise on. I thought to myself, gosh if only I could muster up the energy to have a desire to be healthier. 

I talked for a while with Christine Hubbard, the #MoreThanPink representative located in Concord Mills Mall, in Charlotte,  NC, about the folks in our lives that have breastcancer, survivors, those that lost the battle and those of us that have endured as a helpmate to others.

A tear came to my eye as I talked about my mom and the woman I met at Macy’s. Some of us walk around angry for the following short list of aggravations:

  • Nail broke before a date;
  • The  cashier was rude; 
  • The driver in front of us cut us off only to get off at the next exit;
  • My manager is a freakcase;
  • Why can’t teachers control my out-of-control child;
  • Why is the road closed on my way to work; 
  • Why are Tellers on lunch when the working world uses their lunch hour to do banking;

I now ask myself what would I be overly concerned about if my days were shortened, and could be extended if they whoever they are would not be so concerned with their constituent’s noise level if the cure was released…  

Hillary Clinton Urges Early Voting During Charlotte Campaign Stop – WCCB Charlotte

With just over two weeks until Election Day, both Presidential candidates are campaigning hard in key battleground states, including North Carolina.

Wendy Williamson

Source: Hillary Clinton Urges Early Voting During Charlotte Campaign Stop – WCCB Charlotte

Making Strides of Bridgeport, Connecticut and Jamestown, NC

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

Source: Making Strides of Bridgeport, Connecticut and Jamestown, NC

Making Strides of Bridgeport, Connecticut and Jamestown, NC


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a celebration of survivorship – an occasion to express hope and our shared determination to make this breast cancer’s last century.

Click on the images below to find where you can participate in the Breast Cancer Walk “Making Strides” in either Bridgeport, Connecticut or Jamestown, NC

Jamestown, North Carolina – October 29, 2016





Bridgeport, Connecticut
Bridgeport, Connecticut – October 23, 2016





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Cancer Survivors of The Twentieth Century

Cancer Story Update

MsConcerned's Manifesto

october-pink-breast-cancer-2016She walked over the register and in a quite small voice, she asked if the hat she was holding was gray or black. In my smiling customer service voice, I said it’s gray, and the other one in your hand is brown. She said to me I have to wear these because I’m losing my hair. As she moved her hat back off her head I saw that her head sparingly had strands of hair, I began to cry. She said to me she had been diagnosed with #Breastcancer and was going for her last Chemotherapy (Chemo) treatment in the next few days.

She began to cry as she told me how she gets so tired sometimes, and I began to cry. I wiped the tears from my eyes in case another customer showed up. She went on to tell me how strangers would try to help her in the…

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Premiums, Deductibles, Copay: The Millennial’s Guide To Health Insurance

In most circumstances, milestone birthdays are a cause for celebration. From the sweet sixteen, to the official foray into “adulthood” at eighteen, to the first (legal) drink at midnight on the […]


Consider this your monthly insurance payment, which guarantees that you will have coverage for the amount of time in the terms of your insurance agreement. If you have coverage through your employer, this will most likely come directly out of your paycheck.


This is the maximum amount of money you will have to pay out of pocket. After this amount, the insurance company is responsible for your medical expenses.


Your copay is the fixed fee that you pay up front when you have an appointment, pick up a prescription, go to the emergency room, or have an exam. These vary depending on the service provided. For instance, your copay to see your dermatologist might be $30, but your copay for a visit to the emergency room could be $100.

Did You Know

There are physicians who accept #Humana Insurance Medicare Managed Care in #Reidsville, NC who will make geriatric patients wait for hours in a waiting room, (meanwhile there are no other patients), the patient later finds out if they saw their physician at any point in the past for the same ailment; the physician on duty will not see the patient or return the copay after waiting for 3 hours in the waiting room!


Think of coinsurance as the percentage breakdown of the medical fees that your insurance covers. For instance, some appointments such as a well-visit (considered preventative care) might be 100 percent covered by your insurance, meaning you pay nothing for the visit. For other services, such as an elective procedure, your insurance may cover 80 percent of the medical fees, leaving you to pay the remaining 20 percent.

Source: Premiums, Deductibles, Copay: The Millennial’s Guide To Health Insurance

Do Schools Kill Creativity – Ted

I heard a great story recently — I love telling it — of a little girl who was in a drawing lesson. She was six, and she was at the back, drawing, and the teacher said this girl hardly ever paid attention, and in this drawing lesson, she did. The teacher was fascinated. She went over to her, and she said, “What are you drawing?” And the girl said, “I’m drawing a picture of God.” And the teacher said, “But nobody knows what God looks like.” And the girl said, “They will, in a minute.”

You don’t think of Shakespeare having a father, do you? Do you? Because you don’t think of Shakespeare being a child, do you? Shakespeare being seven? I never thought of it. I mean, he was seven at some point. He was in somebody’s English class, wasn’t he?

We must allow creativity back in the classroom so it can get into the workplace…


Source: Do Schools Kill Creativity – Ted

Department of Social Services Food and Nutrition Update – Hurrican Matthews Deadline


Oct 17, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries in eastern North Carolina who lost food because of Hurricane Matthew now have an additional 10 days to request replacement benefits.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the period for Food and Nutrition Services recipients to request replacement benefits to Oct. 28 if they experienced food losses that can be attributed to the hurricane.

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries experiencing food loss should report the loss to their County Department of Social Services to determine if they qualify for replacement benefits by Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. Beneficiaries unable to contact their County Department of Social Services may call the Electronic Benefits Call Center at 1-866-719-0141 to report food loss.

For more information, call 2-1-1 or go to the United Way’s N.C. 2-1-1 site at http://www.unitedwaync.org/nc211


The Division of Social Services provides guidance and technical assistance to agencies that provide direct services to address issues of poverty, family violence and exploitation. The Division promotes self-reliance and self-sufficiency and works to prevent abuse, neglect, dependency and exploitation of vulnerable individuals, children and their families.