Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Haywood County Horse Show

My August appearance:
Hyder Mountain Horse Farm has an annual horse show held at my home towns fairgrounds in Haywood County. I was luckily asked to help with registration, handing out ribbons for winners, and participating in a few classes in the competitions. This is an even that I have been around and went too for many years growing up and was very blessed to actually take a bigger part in the show besides competing in events.
Hope you enjoy the pictures,
xoxox, Shelby
Miss Teen NC International 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Durham Bulls 2012 Swing for the Cure

The Durham Bulls Minor League Baseball Team and their enthusiastic fans turned the stadium PINK to support Swing for the Cure. The NC Triangle Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure collaborated with the Durham Bulls to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. By purchasing the $12 Komen game ticket, participants received a pink Durham Bulls hat, a Komen wristband, and $2 was donated to the NC Triangle Affiliate. We distributed vital breast cancer information in an effort to promote early detection. Thanks to the Durham Bulls, we are a step closer towards ending breast cancer.

Miss North Carolina International 2012
Sha'Leema Miller 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Lobby Day at the North Carolina General Assembly

The Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Advocacy Alliance painted the NC General Assembly PINK. We lobbied with the American Cancer Society for House Bill 160, which allows North Carolina taxpayers to voluntarily donate all or partial tax refunds to the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (NCBCCCP). This program provides breast and cervical screening and diagnostic testing for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women. The HB 160 is the only current method that will allow additional funding for NCBCCCP. As advocates, it was our job to convince NC Senators to vote in favor of HB 160. The NCBCCCP is essential for North Carolina women because it promotes early detection and ultimately makes survival a more promising possibility.   
Representative Larry D. Hall
 Miss North Carolina International 2012
Sha'Leema Miller

Friday, June 15, 2012

We Race for the Cure

Volunteering at the 16th Annual Susan G. Komen NC Triangle Race for the Cure 2012 was an unforgettable experience. Younger to older Carolinians made a statement to run or walk for the cause of ending breast cancer. The smiles, laughs, and tears verified how real breast cancer can impact the world. Various sponsors such as New Balance- Raleigh, Durham and Belk not only showcased their products, but also their positive, supportive spirit. Race for the Cure honors lost loved ones, celebrates survivorship, and raises awareness and funds to end breast cancer. 

 Did you know?

  • $100 could help someone without health insurance to receive a mammogram
  • $250 could pay for five clinical breast exams
  • $1000 could pay for one round of chemotherapy drug Taxotere
  • $50,000 is the average cost of treatment including surgery and treatment

It is not too late to donate! Please visit http://www.komennctriangle.org/komen-race-for-the-cure/donate/.

Grant recipient: Sisterhood Project V
Grant recipient: Get Real & Heel

Miss North Carolina International 2012
Sha'Leema Miller 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The 24th Annual Carolina Blood Drive

The 24th Annual Carolina Blood Drive was held at the Dean E. Smith Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The American Red Cross collected 784 productive units of blood that will be turned into 2,352 products. I learned that it takes 1600 units of blood DAILY for the Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross to supply the needs of hospitals. Donations are important because one unit of blood can impact as many as three patients. Thank you to all of the donors, you are sustaining the lives of the sick and injured!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Where Healing Begins

My visit to the new location for Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center. This location will enable Pat's Place to service twice the number of child abuse victims.  Pat's Place is a child friendly center designed to serve children of all ages. They're allowed to speak with specially trained social workers about possible abuse. The Child Advocacy Center process involves a team of professionals from multiple agencies including law enforcement and child protective services.

Thanks Penelope Wilson, Director of Development and Communications, for allowing me to be a part of a wonderful organization. I am honored to be a spokesperson for Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center as I will continue to be a voice for abused and neglected children. My mission is to increase awareness to this horrible pandemic and assist in fundraising for Pat's Place Child Advocacy Center.

Mrs. North Carolina International 2012
Kimberly White

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Let's Get Heeled

The Pink Pacers held the Kick Off for 2012 for this year’s Get Heeled 5k benefit at the UNC Linebeger’s Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic. The Get Heeled 5k is donating 100% of the proceeds to the family support services at the Pediatric Oncology and Hematology Clinic. Dr. Stuart Gold, Chief of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, officially welcomed us with a tour of the clinic.

Tour with Dr. Stuart Gold

Chase Jones, a UNC Chapel-Hill alum baseball player and brain cancer survivor, expressed his personal experience of how the clinic impacted his life. We are so thankful for community groups such as the Pink Pacers. To learn more about the Pink Pacers: http://pinkpacers.com/  and the Get Heeled 5k: http://www.getheeled5k.com/

Chase Jones
Pink Pacers

Miss North Carolina International 2012
Sha'Leema Miller