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October 17, 2013

Make a difference this Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Another easy — and fun — way to show your support and raise funds year round is by participating in walks and runs. Gather a group of friends and family and find a local walk or race that raises funds for an organization tied to research or finding a cure. It’s a meaningful way to get directly involved.

Healthy Lifestyle

BCRF-funded research has indicated that there is a positive relationship between exercise, a healthy lifestyle, and breast cancer risk.

Among other things, it is important to maintain a healthy body weight through exercise and a well-balanced diet. One weight maintenance trick is to stay hydrated and eat plenty of fiber-rich foods like almonds, beans and apples, which make you feel full and can help you avoid overeating.

This Breast Cancer Awareness month, there are many great ways to support causes that fight this all-too-common, life-threatening disease. Find out more by visiting www.cancer.org.

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