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Inline image 1Peggy Yates Inducted into Buchanan County Hall of Fame

Longtime GFWC Grundy Woman's Club Member Peggy Yates was recently inducted into the Buchanan County Hall of Fame during the annual banquet of the Buchanan County Chamber of Commerce. A three-time cancer survivor and decades-long volunteer for the Relay for Life, she dedicated her life to advocacy and awareness, encouraging women to get regular breast exams and reminding the newly diagnosed to stay positive. Over the course of her life, she's been diagnosed with breast and lung cancer, as well as cancer in a stray lymph node in her shoulder. Through it all, she's been a bright light, approaching each diagnosis with a great sense of humor and the reminder of how she's been blessed. Peggy is the second consecutive Grundy Woman's Club member to be inducted.

--JoBeth Wampler
--Photo by Betty Sheilds

Historic Hanover 2017 Calendar For Sale

Pamunkey Woman's Club

The Pamunkey Woman's Club has released their Historic Hanover 2017 Calendar for sale at $10 each.  These calendars feature original pen and ink drawings by local artists of historic buildings in Hanover County, Virginia.  Some of the featured  buildings include Borkey's Store, Aspen Hill, Washington-Henry High School, Redd House, Powell House, Beale House, Dunn's Chapel, Gwathmey House, Willow Way Farm and Garthwright House.  Proceeds benefit various projects supported by the Pamunkey Woman's Club including scholarships to Hanover High School, Lee-Davis High School and Atlee High School.

Contact Janice Sadler to arrange pickup of your copy.
Take a Bite out of Lyme Disease
GFWC Vinton Woman's Club

Members and friends of GFWC Vinton Woman’s Club (VA) are Taking a Bite out of Lyme Disease and we are challenging everyone to join us.  We want to encourage awareness and hopefully more research into the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme Disease.  There is so much misinformation out there regarding Lyme’s Disease and its long time effects on a person.     

THE FACTS:            
1.  Children are at the highest risk of contracting Lyme Disease and are more vulnerable to central nervous system infections.
2.  Transmission of Lyme Disease and other infections can take place in a matter of minutes, particularly if the tick is not removed properly.
3.  Lyme Disease has been called “The Great Imitator” and can be mistaken for ALS, MS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism, and other illnesses.
4.  Studies show that standard laboratory tests recommended by the CDC to diagnose Lyme Disease miss approximately half of actual cases, leading to misdiagnosis and an infection that is more difficult to treat.
5.  Over 63% of patients treated for Lyme Disease continue to suffer symptoms, which can be debilitating.
6.  The CDC estimates that there are 300,000 new cases of Lyme Disease each year in the United States.
7.  Lyme Disease has been reported in every state except Hawaii and has been found on every continent except Antarctica.
8.  Lyme Disease has 6 times more new cases each year than HIV/AIDS, yet it receives less than 1% of the funding.
9.  Fewer than 50% of patients with Lyme Disease recall a tick bite or any rash.
10. Ticks can carry many different types of bacterial, viral and parasitic infections – some life-threatening – which can further complicate tick-borne disease diagnosis, treatment and recovery.

--Kathryn Sowers
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GFWC VA Strategic Plan

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