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Episode Info: In celebration of Labor Day, we look at a business that is empowering the chronic disease community. Kate interviews Keisha Greaves, founder of the clothing brand Girls Chronically Rock. Plus, Terry and Dr. Bob discuss a potential COVID-19 vaccine by fall and provide an update on Erica Dean’s canceled ICER speech. Guest:Keisha GreavesOwner, Girls Chronically RockKeisha Greaves is a motivational speaker, the founder of Girls Chronically Rock, and the Massachusetts State Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA). Girls Chronically Rock offers inspired fashion celebrating muscular dystrophy and other chronic illnesses. Over the past few years, Keisha has been featured in Improper Bostonian, Boston Voyager, Herself 360, and Liz on Biz, among other outlets on and offline.She’s lent her voice to audiences at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Center in Charlestown, Massachusetts General Hospital, the Boston Muscle Walk, local “Fill the Boot” events, Cambridge City Hall, and most recently, Girl’s Night Out for Muscular Dystrophy, a Boston-area fundraising event held by NextonScene.Keisha spearheaded fruitful collaborations with other notable fashion influencers which resulted in thousands of dollars raised for MDA, the most successful collaborations being with renowned designer Sara Campbell and Althea Blackford, the woman behind Caribbean Fashion Week. One of Keisha’s proudest moments happened after working and meeting with Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker: Keisha got September 30 officially proclaimed Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy Awareness Day. She also received the proclamation from Mayor Marc McGovern from the city of Cambridge.Keisha earned her bachelor’s degree in fashion design and merchandising from Framingham State College, and her master’s in business management from Cambridge College. Hosts:Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients RisingDr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob”, Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest.Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent Links:Girls Chronically RockKeisha GreavesOwning Personal Health Records is the Key to Medical Innovation, by Dr. Robert GoldbergPatients Rising Concierge Need help?The successful patient is one who can get what they need when they need it. We all know insurance slows us down, so why not take matters into your own hands. Our Navigator is an online tool that allows you to search a massive network of health-related resources using your zip code so you get local results. Get proactive and become a more successful patient right now at PatientsRisingConcierge.orgHave a question or comment about the show, want to suggest a show topic or share your story as a patient correspondent?Drop us a line: podcast@patientsrising.orgThe views and opinions expressed herein are those of the guest(s)/ author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of Patients Rising. ...
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