VIRTUAL CHRONIC DISEASE CLASSES:
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on every aspect of life in the United States
and across the world. The disruptions are far-reaching and have required major adjustments in
our lives. And yet, our experiences over centuries remind us that people living in this country are
resilient and capable of overcoming what appear to be insurmountable obstacles. Maintaining a
sense of normalcy in turbulent times has been a critically important survival strategy.
Its In The Genes, LLC (IITG) has had the privilege of engaging some of the most resilient residents
of the District of Columbia. Our Health & Wellness programs have enabled us to get to know
hundreds of District citizens, who survive tough challenges on a daily basis. Based on the
reports and data captured by IITG the demand and the need of delivering Virtual Health and
Wellness Classes provides a welcome and much anticipated opportunity for release and relief.
To summarize, we at Its In The Genes (IITG) feel a strong obligation to “keep the faith” with
these individuals and give them the opportunity, even in the midst of the current crisis, to
advance their knowledge and hopefully, take the steps they can take to improve their health.
Its In The Genes, LLC (IITG) is proposing to implement a Virtual Health and Wellness Classes in
order to respond to these individuals. Due to the current widespread threat of the coronavirus
and the vulnerability of our participants, who all have either diabetes and or high blood pressure, group gatherings have been banned by the District of Columbia. This is clearly necessary.Our answer is to create a Virtual Health and Wellness program that will be conducted by means of
conference calls until such time as Virtual Health and Wellness Classes in person can reconvene.
P.I.N.K.I.E. PARTY (MAMMOGRAM Party) Purposely Involved N Keeping Individuals Educated
P.I.N.K.I.E. Parties are a unique way of bringing the community together through an intervention designed to address some of the psychosocial barriers faced by women requiring mammograms. In 2013 we have registered over 400 women to receive a free Mammogram and follow up care. The events are held in the community to ensure easy accessibility, and child care is provided — not only during the party, but also at the time of a mammogram if necessary — thereby removing a potential barrier in keeping a participant’s appointment. The Pinkie Parties are equipped with a D.J., our famous pink couch, pink podium, swag bags, healthy food, access to health wellness, and beauty professionals. Women are educated regarding their insurance benefits, learn about the importance of health screenings (an annual well-woman exam that includes a mammogram), and about the health resources available in their community. Finally, women participate in the development of a family tree whose purpose is to heighten awareness of the familial context of breast cancer. Women often clearly understand their familial risk factors for the first time after completing the family tree, which June provide a much-needed push to have participants go to get a mammogram.
We want to insure that all women have the opportunity to have a Mammogram, which can save a life. There are resources available to assist with this being a reality.
What we know is this: every year, nearly 40,000 women in the United States die from breast cancer,
according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Nearly 1,800 fewer black women would die of breast cancer if death rates were the same as white women. The differences in screening, follow-up, and treatment can increase the chances of Black Women beating their diagnoses of Breast Cancer.
At our P.I.N.K.I.E. Parties women and men have the opportunity to receive a form and information about
a free or low-cost mammogram and follow up care. We are connected with many Cancer organizations in the community and resources around the world.
A Season Sisters offers encouragement to Women receiving their first Mammogram or annual Mammogram. You are a Cancer survivor or a Caregiver that have been through it all and now you are able to help those Sisters coming behind you.
We bring those dealing with cancer, those facing the unknown and those who have conquer Cancer. As a survivor and caregiver you know the struggles, anxiety and hardships that a person June face.
Available during the Pinkie Party the Seasoned Sister, they assist breast cancer patients with becoming more comfortable with their first Mammogram and treatments that each venue – normally at a hospital , a representative will explain the procedure and resources available and answering questions about what will happen to make everyone more comfortable. Being A Seasoned Sisters is a volunteer position and we thank you for your time and expertise.
THE RIBBON OF LOVE INITIATIVE
Available during the Pinkie Party the Seasoned Sister, they assist breast cancer patients with becoming more comfortable with their first Mammogram and treatments that each venue – normally at a hospital , a representative will explain the procedure and resources available and answering questions about what will happen to make everyone more comfortable. Cancer affects every one of all ages. We have reached out to our local Elementary Schools in Maryland to create letters, cards, poems, and pictures of support to the Cancer Community by sending them encouraging words of support and they have Answered the call.
We collect the letters/cards of support monthly and distribute to those that are in need. But we need your assistance with the supplies and this distribution of the cards, poems, letters and pictures across the world.
SEASONED SISTERS SPEAKS (FORMERLY A MESSAGE TO MY SISTER: )TALK BLOG SHOW
A new innovative blog talk radio show captivating audiences every Thursday from 1PM - 2PM pm.
IITG Seasoned Sisters Speaks Talk Blog Join Host Victorianne Russell Walton; CEO , Breast Cancer Advocates, Survivor, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host, Lifestyle Coach, Chronic Disease Instructor, Oncology Patient Navigator Trainer.
Guest: Warren Green : Former Supervisory Food Technologist / Food Labeling at USDA FSIS
PINK COUCH CONVERSATION
This is collaboration with the P.I.N.K.I.E. .Parties©. We are filming Breast Cancer Patients, Survivors,
Caregivers and Professionals on our Famous Pinkie Couch. To increase the conversation about Cancer, to share their stories, their thoughts, and their professional opinions about their fight against Cancer. Encourage Communities to support activities design to impact the fight against Cancer. To increase the success of creating conversations from State To State as we engage each other in the fight that is the Number #2 Killer of Women in our Communities.
CHAT AND CHEW – A FAITH-BASED HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM
Victorianne Russell Walton developed Breast Cancer Chat and Chew. To increase breast cancer awareness and promote education for women and men; not just in our community but internationally. To remove barriers to care, offer provider education, support risk factor reduction, or offer survivor support.
To create Cancer Ministries in the Community or to connect with those Ministries already developed to share resources, to educate in the name of Cancer.
A MESSAGE TO MY SISTER: TALK BLOG SHOW
A new innovative blog talk radio show captivating audiences every Thursday from 7-8 pm. Mrs. Victorianne Russell Walton provides an upbeat forum for Breast Cancer Survivors; dealing with health disparities, resources and community issues.