Breast Cancer Support Group Hosts Guests from Local Universities

By Southwester Staff The May meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) Support Group welcomed Dr. Julie E. Bauman, newly appointed Director of the George Washington University Cancer Center, who spoke virtually from Arizona. Delivering a thought-provoking presentation which included personal stories, Bauman acknowledged that her career was shaped by her parents […]

Breast Cancer Support Group Celebrates 12th Anniversary

By Southwester Staff The Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) recently celebrated its 12th Anniversary of the TDJBCF Support Group, and National Minor- ity Health Month, via Zoom and Face- book live. Thought leaders in the cancer community joined to discuss the National Minority Health Month theme Give Your Community a Boost! The theme focuses on the […]

Focus on Health for the Holidays

By Southwester Staff Each holiday season, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) focuses on breast cancer and its impact on the family, children, and the survivor. The TDJBCF also works to raise greater awareness about reducing one’s risks for developing the disease, early detection, mammography screening, adherence, and genetic counseling and testing.  Join […]

November Breast Cancer Support Group to Focus on Survivors with Disabilities, Men’s Health 

 By Southwester Staff Since 2018, the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund (TDJBCF) November support group meeting has been dedicated to breast cancer survivors with disabilities. This month, the tradition will continue, and it will be supplemented by a focus on Men’s Health Awareness Month, as the Movember Foundation uses the month to bring awareness […]

June Meeting of the Thelma D. Jones Breast Cancer Fund Support Group

Photo caption: Reverend Dr. Beryl E. Dennis Photo caption: Mandi Pratt-Chapman Photo caption: Left to right, standing: Jacque Perry, Sylvia Jackson, Thelma D. Jones, Angela Henderson, and Anthia Peters; Seated, center: Sheri Denksohn-Trott Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones showing off her Nationals apparel. Photo caption: Thelma D. Jones presenting a gift to Mandi Pratt-Chapman. Photo caption: William “Bill” Kaemmer […]

SWNA YATF Visits African American Civil War Memorial and Museum

Photo credit: Thelma D. Jones Photo credit: Jamal Jones A group of 20 brave soldiers (12 children and eight adults) representing the Southwest Neighborhood Assembly Youth Activities Task Force (SWNA YATF) valiantly fought the high winds and visited the African American Civil War Memorial and Museum (AACWM) on Saturday, March 3. The long-overdue visit was prompted […]

Mrs. Thurgood “Cissy” Marshall Visits Plaque Honoring Husband

The opening of The Wharf has brought visitors from near and far. One such visitor was Mrs. Thurgood “Cissy” Marshall, who recently enjoyed a brief stroll along the Southwest waterfront after attending services at St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church. Marshall is a longtime, active St. Augustine’s parishioner. Thelma D. Jones, a friend, intended to surprise Marshall […]