A Night of Community Love Gerdine Graham Fundraiser Lets Welcome the 2nd Annual Event March 18 2016

 


MARCIA BROWN MC HOST http://www.marciabrownproductions.com/index.php/home
Hello all, I am pleased to announce  the 2nd Annual Gerdine Graham Foundation Fundraiser

Delroy Graham  &  Marcia A.Tulloch  from Delroy Graham RV presents The Gerdine Graham Foundation's 2nd Annual  Fundraiser. Join us  for a night of fun, food, music, raffles and much more as we raise funds towards an Intensive Pediatric /Oncology  Unit  at  the May Pen Hospital in Clarendon, Jamaica. $5 from the sale of each ticket benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada.  We will artist such as Errol Blackwood,  Steele, Sample King,  Jade Faith Douglas, Alicia Cinnamon, Michael Reid & Klyde Broox spoken word artist.  We will have Dj & Jamming to High Energy Band. For more information call 647-971-6656.
When
Where
The Jamaican Canadian Association - 995 Arrow Rd Toronto, ON M9M 2Z5 CA -


  




Our condolences goes out to the Family of Davey Rochester his loss witll not go in vain. We will still continue with this swab event in efforts to help save another life.
 

You can get involved  as a BUSINESS  by  DONATING SERVICES OR ITEMS AS AN INCENTIVE TO GET THE YOUTHS OUT TO DO THE SWAB   PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORAMTION 




TAKE A LOOK AT LAST YEARS EVENT AND GET THE FACTS ABOUT LEUKEMIA 





Check out last year event review Kudos to the host Marcia Brown who introduced me as a diva, she is just too funny and of course,  I can't forget to big Up  Jamaica House kitchen for the amazing food.  The Curry goat to be exact was On point.
The night was well put together with performers,  jokes and a real feeling of community love.
When asked to be the  Guest  Speaker  at this event there was no question  about it, of course, the Answer would be Yes.  Several weeks ago I found out that a friends brother had Leukemia. I sighed.... 
Leukemia is one of those  cancers that is truly poorly understood especially since the symptoms can be so vague at  first,
Tonight As I  finish  this blog I found out the sad news that Clinton" Ice Pick" has passed away March 25 2015. Another lost to this mean disease
This post will be dedicated to his family as well.  My goal with my blogs is to continue to bring awareness and understanding to various health issues.


DID YOU KNOW ?
The four common types of Leukemia include: ORANGE IS THE COLOR RIBBON FOR LEUKEMIA
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (Chronic Lymphoblastic Leukemia, 'CLL'): There are  approximately seven-thousand new cases of CLL each year, often in persons over the age of fifty-five. CLL very rarely affects children.
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, 'CML'): There are approximately four-thousand four hundred new cases of CML every year, affecting largely adults.
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, 'ALL'): There are approximately three-thousand eight hundred new cases of ALL each year. ALL affects adults but is also the most common form of Leukemia found in children.
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, 'AML'): There are approximately ten-thousand six hundred new cases of AML every year involving both children and adults.
Risks for Leukemia
The causes of Leukemia are unknown to medical science at this time. Some people are at greater risk of developing Leukemia than others.  But for the most part take notice to abnormal symptoms and all make routine visits to the Doctor.




  Let's get the picture straight

 The types of leukemia can be grouped based on how quickly the disease develops and gets worse. Leukemia is either chronic (which usually gets worse slowly) or acute (which usually gets worse quickly):

Symptoms of Acute leukemia  (ALL) The symptoms of acute leukemia usually appear quite suddenly, as this type of leukemia develops quickly.   

Symptoms include:

  • weakness, tiredness and looking ‘washed out', which may be due to reduced numbers of red blood cells.
  • bleeding that takes a long time to stop, for example, heavy nosebleeds or bruising easily, which may be due to a decrease in platelets.
  • regular infections and high temperatures, which may be due to your white blood cells not working properly.
  • pain in the bones and joints.

Symptoms of chronic leukemia (CLL)

The symptoms of chronic leukemia develop over months or years. Chronic means lasting over a long time. The symptoms are like those of acute leukemia but the lymph nodes, spleen and liver also become larger. Anemia may be a symptom of chronic leukemia. However, most people with chronic lymphocyte leukemia don't know that they have the disease. They may only find out while having a check for another medical problem.

Chronic myeloid leukemia usually progresses slowly at first. However, it may become more active and more like an acute leukemic after several years.

The symptoms of leukemia are similar to symptoms of some other common conditions.
For this reason, you need to be concerned with all symptoms  and listen to your body DO NOT SEEK ALTERNATIVE INFORMATION

ASK YOUR HEALTHCARE ADVOCATE  I WILL HELP YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICES AND GET THE RIGHT ACTIONS FROM YOUR DR.

If you're concerned about your symptoms you should see your doctor
 Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells. It is the most common type of blood cancer and affects 10 times as many adults as children. Most people diagnosed with leukemia are over 50 years old.   TRUE OR FALSE  ? you know the answer to that one. More and more young adults are being diagnosed with cancer. 
(http://nihseniorhealth.gov/leukemia/whatisleukemia/01.html)---- not correct, follow your body at all times

Another pressing issue why I wanted to get involved  with this initiative  is because my community also includes  my home town Jamaica.   Proceeds from  this fundraiser will be donated to  a local hospital in Jamaica to help  build the oncology unit. I believe that every human deserves to be cared for in proper facilities.


WHAT Can you  Do?  If you know anyone or organization that can donate medical supplies please let Us know. 
and If you would still like to make a contribution to this cause you still can, please spread the word  we need our young adults to donate blood #allLivesmatter 








WHAT CAN BE DONE?

MORE AWARENESS  
Natisha Brown, Rosemarie Bowen







This has been watching out for your health  and your  event Buzz with Michelle Smith your Health and Social Advocate
www.janursingservices.com



RESOURCES

 http://www.llscanada.org/diseaseinformation/leukemia/

 

Public hospitals in Jamaica have become like death traps



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