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I'm Cancer-Free and How You Can Join Me in DC
'tis the season for conferences!
The dreaded “c” word, ugh.
Before I get into the real (estate) talk for this month, some of you may know that breast cancer runs in my family as I have openly talked about it and participated in “Races for the Cure” (which many of you have contributed to my various teams over the years — thank you!).
As an example, I attended radiation treatments for my grandmother, Georgia, as an itty bitty elementary schooler back in the 1980s. I never forgot that experience. I am blessed to say she will be celebrating her 95th birthday this year (God willing!), almost 40 years of being cancer-free! What a legacy!
With a family history that has touched both of my grandmothers as well as aunts on both sides of my family tree, I have been very proactive and overly cautious when feeling different lumps and bumps. It’s been over ten years of issues but I felt different towards the end of 2022. I knew something was wrong. After several tests and concerned looks from the staff, I got diagnosed with a very early stage (0) of breast cancer in December.
It has been a whirlwind since including the best moral support from my family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers that have been generous in sharing their own journeys. Even one of my favorite Peloton instructors has been going through treatments for the last six months so watching her journey has been additional fuel and inspiration for my own journey.
I had surgery last month in February and the pathology report came back cancer-free, woo-hoo! With all that has gone on in the last three months, I am just now getting a chance to share my experience but it is so important that when we sense something is wrong in our bodies, we act on it promptly. Had I dismissed the feeling that something was wrong or waited until after the holidays, which was tempting, who knows how much this would have progressed?
The fun “c” word, hooray!
My first post-surgery trip is to DC for (and sponsored by) the NCRC Just Economy 2023 conference. I am so excited I get to hobnob with HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge, Martin J. Gruenberg Chairman of the FDIC Board of Directors, Michael Barr of the Federal Reserve, esteemed Columbia University Professor Jelani Cobb, and so many others.
I would love for you to join me in person or via the virtual options:
You may be wondering what’s the NCRC?
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) is an independent, nonprofit with research, publishing, investigations, training, advocacy and other programs that work to make a Just Economy a national priority and a local reality.
In short, it is one of the main ways I stay current with fair housing and fair lending. It is definitely a quintessential non-profit organization that if you are not familiar with it, I encourage you to join their no-fee email list or even become a member/supporter (for any donation amount).
And, feel free to pass it along because sharing is caring!
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—Dr. Lee Davenport
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