Navajo Nation First Lady Martha Shelly
As first lady, Martha Shelly has continued her work in women and children's health care. She focuses on efforts to raise awareness of breast cancer and diabetes and to promote the field of counseling. The First Lady is a strong supporter of military families and veterans and has launched her initiative to tackle the high rate of childhood obesity on the Navajo Nation.
As an honorary member for the Mothers Against Drunk Driving Coalition to prevent drunk driving among young people, the First Lady has also become an advocate for the prevention of teen suicide and school bullying.
Working alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, Mrs. Shelly has become involved with the Letís Move initiative (http://www.letsmove.gov/) to bring awareness to unhealthy eating and the high obesity rate among our young people. She continues to visit schools and homes, greeting families, and encouraging the importance of daily exercise and activity.