Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Victorious Magazine Featured Columnist
Featured Columnist - Shawneda Marks
Shawneda Marks is the activist author. She loves to sound the trumpet about important issues and entertain. In addition to being a wife and mother she is the founder and director of Wellness Walkers Foundation, Incorporated and an independent author. Her heart and passion surround helping people “WalkGreen” through life in total wellness in an affordable way. Marks’ novels address health issues as they relate to the faith based community and spark conversation, revelation and hope. The nonfiction books are written at this time explicitly for teen and adult women to be encouraged, empowered to be beautiful from the inside out and most important emotionally well! For more information, please visit www.wellnesswalkers.com
National Stroke Awareness Month
May is National Stroke Awareness Month. According to the National Stroke Association one half of all African American women will die from stroke or heart disease. This is a disheartening statistic (no pun intended). Also as startling is the medical fact that twice as many women die from stroke than breast cancer each year. Stroke also known as a “brain attack” is when a blood clot blocks an artery or a blood vessel breaks, interrupting the blood flow to an area of the brain. There are no measurable reasons for the excessive amount of stroke and heart issues that African Americans are affected more than Caucasians.
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