Tomorrow marks my 49th birthday. This year, I am using my digital influence to raise money for ZuriWorks for Women’s Health, a nonprofit organization that offers beauty, arts and health programs to enhance the quality of life for women of color impacted by cancer. ZuriWorks also works to educate women of color about their health and to improve their survivorship rates.
I learned about the organization from my digital sister Xina Eiland, President of X+PR, when she began working with its founder, Andrene Taylor on several events earlier this year. I became an instant fan after watching Andrene’s moving video about her cancer journey and the amazing support ZuriWorks has been able to provide to women of color living with cancer. These women reminded me of my two grandmothers, Dorothy Johnson Gartin and Frederica Stanley Roberts Leeke, who lived with breast cancer. I wish they had access to ZuriWorks’ programs.
That’s why I am using the next two weeks (from December 17 to December 31) to invite my family, friends, and digital community to make a donation to ZuriWorks in honor of my birthday and the holiday season. Click here to make a donation. Any amount counts ($5, $10, $15, $20, $25 or more). Thank you in advance for your generosity!
I am in the midst of doing some research on my next novel Love’s Troubadours – Symon: Book Two. It tells the story of Symon Allure, an African American man who spends his freshman year of college at Morehouse College (www.morehouse.edu) and later transfers to Howard University (www.howard.edu). During one of my recent online research sessions, I discovered a wonderful series of women’s heart health events that Morehouse School of Medicine (www.msm.edu) is sponsoring in February. See the information below.
My Blogalicious sistalove Xina Eiland sent me a Facebook invitation to become a fan of Healthy You Now (www.healthyyounow.com), a new bi-monthly online health magazine that launches on December 8. Healthy You Now’s mission is to:
promote information on good eating habits,
change the conversation from weight to health & healthy choices, and
challenge each individual to make adjustments to their overall lifestyle.
Tonya Lewis Lee is serving as Editor-in-Chief. Lee is a lawyer, writer, mother, wife, and lead spokesperson for The Office of Minority Health’s “A Healthy Baby Begins With You” campaign (http://www.tonyalewislee.com/tll_involvements.html). Lee penned a best-selling novel Gotham Diaries. She also co-authored the children’s book Please Baby Please with her husband Spike Lee. Visit www.tonyalewislee.com for more information.