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Two-time breast cancer survivor, Bravo “Married to Medicine” star,
and self proclaimed “positive thinking warrior” Dr. Jackie Walters
constantly uses her platform for good by being an advocate for
breast cancer awareness but also mental health when diagnosed
with the disease.

“I’m not sure why the mind immediately goes to death when
we hear the diagnosis,” Walters said. “[But] research has shown
that the mind is a powerful thing and it controls everything in
your body. Surround yourself with positive affirmations,
positive people, and positive things.”

Dr. Walters, a graduate of the University of Mississippi
School of Medicine and practitioner at Atlanta Women’s Health
Group, was first diagnosed in 2004 and then again in 2008. Soon
after having a double mastectomy, Dr. Walters launched the 50
Shades of Pink Foundation
to “provide support for
the mind, body, and spirit of the breast cancer
warrior.”

50 Shades of Pink not only raises awareness and
fundraisers for the cause but they also
treat the
inner and outer beauty of breast cancer warriors by nurturing
their physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Source: Instagram – @therealdrjackie

“Even when I was in chemotherapy, I wanted to make others
look good, [so] I would show the other ladies there how to make
their scarves cute and make them look fly,” said
Walters.

50 Shades of Pink also offers a support group for
survivors and current fighters, led by doctors who have also
fought the battle against cancer and won.

Dr. Walters also stressed the importance of using your
journey to uplift and motivate others. “You are responsible for
this fight. Don’t let others give you doubt or disbelief. Make
your pain have a purpose, your misery a ministry, and let your
struggles give you strength.”

50 Shades of Pink will present its fifth annual Gala
& Fashion Show, with a Great Gatsby theme, at the Atlanta
City Hall Atrium, hosted by actor and author Hill Harper. All
proceeds will
 benefit 50 Shades of Pink
Foundation’s mission of treating the inner and outer beauty of
breast cancer warriors. Tickets are available for purchase

here
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