D2F Summer Program Kicks Off

Our Summer sessions kicked off this week for our Signature and G-WAVE program participants. Girls, don’t miss out on some great workshops that will include pampering, etiquette, dinner downtown, and other fun cultural activities. Sessions are being hosted in the city and suburbs (click to download schedule). For more information, contact our office at 773-779-9371.

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Cervical Cancer Awareness & Prevention…What do you know?

Happy New You D2F Catalyst Readers!!!

Cervical Cancer and the Urban Community Quick Facts

  • Out of the 12,000 women diagnosed each year, Hispanic women are ranked highest for diagnosed cases of cervical cancer
  • Over 40% of the black women diagnosed with cervical cancer this year will die from the disease.

This month the health and wellness community highlights cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is almost always caused by genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.  HPV can also lead to cancers of the anus, vulva, vagina, throat and penis; however cervical cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancers. Yet, we (black women)  are still dying at a  disproportionate rate than any other race.  Research illustrates that the black community is, in fact, knowledgeable about cervical cancer (what it is and how it is caused) yet, there seems to be a disconnect when it comes to prevention measures (vaccinations and screening test/exams). So let’s discuss…I want to hear what you think before we discuss and respond to what research says you think!

Please respond to the poll!!

Thank You:)

It’s Time to PAUSE…for Diabetes Prevention & Awareness

Kovler Diabetes Center & Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP presents

It”s time to PAUSE again from shopping, cleaning, hair appointments and watching t.v. to talk about … DIABETES PREVENTION & AWARENESS!

A Reality Check -According to the American Diabetes Association: -Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African American community faces today. – The prevalence of both type 1* and type 2* increased among young people substantially over the past decade. – Complications such as nerve damage are already emerging in young people, raising concerns about the long-term health consequences for this and subsequent generations if the trend is not reversed.

We are calling all mothers, daughters, women and girls to “pause” from your Saturday activities and join us in our fight to reduce diabetes. The African American community is in an extreme health crisis and we must create a legacy of good health to pass on to future generations. The crisis we ignore today may be catastrophic tomorrow!

“PAUSE” is an engaging 2-hour symposium designed for women and girls ages 12 and up! You will be enlightened by personal stories from young people living with diabetes, empowered through medical information shared by health professionals and cooking demonstrations, and encouraged to take action with a toolkit that will assist you in empowering others to PAUSE for Diabetes! Information will also be provided about the services and support provided to the community by Kovler Diabetes Center.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

12 (noon) – 2 p.m.

~ FREE ADMISSION

~Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) Lobby 900 E. 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637

~Lunch provided

~REGISTER NOW! (limited space of 90 attendees only!) ONLINE – WWW.DEMOISELLE2FEMME.ORG, TELEPHONE – 773.779.9371, or CONTACT FROM below