Monday, July 25, 2011

Pammy's Ride to Support the Efforts of the Breast Cancer Fund

This is an appeal. Hopefully you found my last blog entry on reducing your cancer risk helpful and informative. The Breast Cancer Fund does an amazing job of researching, exposing, and working to eliminate the environmental causes of breast cancer.

Their work is especially important to friends of mine who are cancer survivors, like my Team LUNA Chix teammate Pam, who was diagnosed 12 years ago with stage 3 breast cancer. She underwent a year of chemotherapy and radiation and lost all her hair, but never her spirit or determination. 
You probably know someone a lot like Pam that you admire, respect, take courage from, and love. You might have lost someone to cancer and spent some time angry that more could not have been done sooner.
We, Team LUNA Chix and the Breast Cancer Fund, are here to tell you that people are working to do more, sooner. 
Focusing on prevention, we are working to educate the public, effect legislative change (for things like getting BPA out of children's sippy cups), and spread the word that you are not without resources and the ability to reduce your and your family's risk. 
The ability of the Breast Cancer Fund to continue ongoing research and bring data like The State of the Evidence, scientifically linking breast cancer to chemical and radiation exposure, is dependent on contributions from people who support their efforts. 
Pam felt the moral imperative to act, and asked the team to ride Pammy's Ride with her, a 26.2-mile bike ride to raise funds and awareness for the Breast Cancer Fund. The marathon distance represents the enormous challenge facing cancer patients that requires exceptional endurance and spirit. It also represents the anticipated news of victory at the end of the struggle, just like Pheidippides news to the Athenians after his 26-mile run from Marathon in 490 BC, that the Greeks had been triumphant!
Team LUNA Chix will be riding Pammy's Ride on Sunday, August 7, 2011.  Together we can conquer this epidemic! 
Please take a quick moment to contribute to the Breast Cancer Fund and help further their efforts. Your donation is tax-deductible, and no amount is too small. 
Thank you for reading all this, and for any donation you can make. Full ride report coming Aug 14!

Here are some helpful links about the Breast Cancer Fund: 

Breast Cancer Fund 
Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database. - Catalog of over 65,000 products rated according to the chemicals they contain.
By becoming aware of the chemicals you come into contact with and making healthy choices, you can improve your health and reduce your cancer risk. 

Currently, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Yet only one in ten of them will have a hereditary history of cancer. The Breast Cancer Fund (BCF) is dedicated to identifying and eliminating the environmental causes of breast cancer. By educating people about the risk factors and harmful substances that may be found in cosmetics, lotions, sunscreens, food, and the chemicals we use in our everyday lives, we can stop this disease before it happens.

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