The Susan G Komen Race for the Cure took place Saturday morning along Flagler Drive in Downtown West Palm Beach. According to the Palm Beach Post, over 20,000 participated in the running and walking events held throughout the morning. It was beautiful morning to celebrate the lives of survivors and remember those who have passed.
Thousands of 5k walkers dressed in pink and team colors all in support of the cause and the mission to finding a cure.
There were dozens of teams and corporate sponsors with walkers and runners participating. Many had the names of their loved ones written on their t-shirts. Breast cancer is a disease that many people have experienced themselves or have had family, friends, or loved ones go through. Research for the cure is ongoing and events like this are so helpful in keeping research going strong. This event raised approximately $2 million! “Up to 75% of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in the South Florida area. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure Grants Program to fund research.” Source
Prevention is a key factor in the fight against breast cancer as well. Here are a couple of healthy living tips to help prevent this heartbreaking disease:
- Exercise regularly, 4-5 times per week
- Eat mostly plant-based whole foods, especially leafy greens, local and organic when possible. Bedner’s Farm is a great local farm
- Eat less processed foods (meats with sodium nitrite, packaged cookies, snacks), which are loaded with tons of chemicals that cause known and unknown side effects on human bodies
- Eat less sugar! Sugar is known to feed cancer, cutting back makes a huge difference in prevention and recovery
- Reduce stress and get enough sleep
- Get screened regularly and perform monthy self-breast exams
- Get a mammogram if you have a family history
These tips are good practices and will boost your immune system to keep you healthy and greatly lower your risk.
Heman and me after participating in the walk along with the Lockheed Martin Team.