Breast cancer awareness is certainly a cause that everyone can rally behind. And no doubt for Breast Cancer Awareness month, you’ve been inundated with a ton of pink merchandise. There’s pink clothing, jewelry, candy, car accessories, and beauty care products to name a few.
But if you look closely at many of these products, you’ll find that they rarely mention how much of your purchase is going to benefit breast cancer research. Some don’t even claim to donate proceeds to an organization!
So, before you “go pink” this month, make sure you know where and how much of the proceeds are going to a legitimate breast cancer organization. A good idea is to make a direct donation to a highly-rated organization where your dollars will go to work.
Here are a few to consider:
National Breast Cancer Coalition
Living Beyond Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Fund
Yesterday I celebrated Thanksgiving with family in Canada! The weather was warm, the leaves were beautiful and the food was fantastic. Similar to Thanksgiving celebrated in the United States, the table was covered in dishes filled with potatoes, salads, turkey, stuffing, gravy and my favourite, cranberries! I feel that one cannot really enjoy turkey without a side of that tangy fruit.
Packed with antioxidants and nutrients, the cranberry really is a super food. Cranberries contain phenolic antioxidants that keep bacteria from sticking to cells in the urinary tract, helping prevent infections. One study also has shown that these benefits may extend to men’s prostates, as well. They are also rich in fiber and vitamin C.
Instead of the regular run-of-the-mill canned cranberry sauce, I tried a chunkier cranberry chutney and it was deelish! Since Thanksgiving in the U.S. is still ahead, here is the recipe for Cranberry Chutney, thanks to ALIVE magazine! Continue reading “Cranberry: My Thanksgiving Favorite!”