Southfield (CBS Detroit) – Three Women Make a Difference Colonel Felicia L. Burks, Najah Bazzy and Ariana Kabodian appear on CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters” this Sunday (8 p.m.) to talk about health and well-being in our region (which we note from Breast Cancer month of consciousness and family history month).
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Burks, head of 82d Medical Group at Sheppard Air Force Base, shows up with Carol Cain, Senior Producer / Host, and talks about her military career and her focus on diversity and inclusion.
Burks also shared his experience as a survivor of breast cancer. She is part of Ford’s “Warriors in Pink” program as she helps the company create awareness and funding for research. Ford has raised $ 138 million over 28 years for organizations including Susan G. Komen and The Pink Fund.
Burks mentioned Betty Ford, the late former first lady of Grand Rapids, who spoke publicly about her battle with breast cancer a generation ago and helped change the conversation about the disease.
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Bazzy, a nurse, founded Zaman International over 20 years ago to help Metro Detroit women in hard times find food, shelter, and clothing. Over two million women and children have benefited from programs she has introduced since then.
Bazzy also discussed job training programs they have added when she got an example of a new effort they are planning with their kitchen.
Kabodian seemed to discuss the importance of remembering history. She just wrote a new book, “Don’t Forget Me: Armenian Genocide Memories,” as she spoke to members of her family about that tragedy and how it affected future generations.
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Watch Michigan Matters, Sunday at 8.00 on CBS 62.
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