Monday, October 8, 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means a variety of pink products will be hitting the shelves. But, do your pink purchases always go towards the cause?
A wave of pink is flooding stores everywhere, as retailers participate in Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the savvy shopper, it's an opportunity to donate to a good cause while snagging unique, pink-hued items. But before you plunk down your green for some pink, the nonprofits behind Breast Cancer Awareness Month want you to check the label. Jenna Glazer, director of development for Young Survival Coalition (YSC), a global organization dedicated to helping young women who are diagnosed with breast cancer, said that buyers should be on the lookout for a label or tag that tells where the money from the purchase goes. "If you walk into Bed Bath & Beyond and see something with a pink ribbon and no information about where the money is going…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Research shows good nutrition and exercise can help prevent breast cancer. Here are some resources around Dedham to help you stay healthy.
You might be able to find help fighting breast cancer and other types of cancers at your local grocery store and fitness centers, according to the research findings of Dr. Marian Neuhouser, Ph.D, RD. Dr. Neuhouser is a nutritional epidemiologist with a background in nutritional sciences. She is an investigator at Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Her research is focused on lifestyle factors such as nutrition and physical activity. Some factors may prevent breast and prostate cancer and improve survivorship in those diagnosed with cancer. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 40,000 American women will die …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in the Dedham area.
- BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
- Rashmi Raman
Saturday, October 6, 2012
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether you love to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the list below of opportunities to go pink in Dedham and beyond: There are even more ways to spread breast cancer awareness this month by supporting national organizations that are fighting for a cure. Research centers like Susan G. Komen for the Cure are selling pink ribbon merchandise and it’s a twofer — retail therapy and donating to a cause that affects millions. You can also support breast cancer research by affixing a special stamp to your mail. The U.S. Postal Service has been selling a stamp commemorating breast cancer awareness for the past 15 years. The agency…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Seniors are eager to participate in the annual "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk" in October.
A year after becoming the high school to raise the most funds, Ursuline Academy seniors want to increase their total for the annual "Making Stride Against Breast Cancer" Walk" as they return to school this week. Nearly 200 UA students joined the cause and raised $25,000 last year during the Boston walk, and the school was honored at a ceremony at the event. Clad in blue and green plaid skirts and blue polo shirts, seniors said Tuesday that they are eager to begin fundraising for the October event. "It is showing how much of influence we can be in such a huge fundraiser," said senior Alicia McNally, of Dedham. Seniors rallied the rest of school during an early morning assembly that generated plenty of chatter and excitement amongst the …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
PinkRose foundation gives $1,000 college scholarships to young men and women who lost a parent to breast cancer.
The PinkRose Foundation will be able to do a bit more this year thanks to the Pirate Lemonade boys, Eric and Jack Linari. For about a half-dozen Wednesdays, the Linari boys ran their annual lemonade stand at the Dedham Farmers Market, and this year raised $1,172 for the PinkRose Foundation. "It's a huge help," said Theresa Jay, president of PinkRose. "When you have people like this come along and say, 'we want to help and raise a scholarship' - that's another $1,000." The money will more than cover one college scholarship given by the Dedham-based foundation to a college student who lost a parent to breast cancer. In their fourth year, the boys, now 10 and 7, have taken their quarter and 50-cent juice and benefited a neighborhood park in …
Monday, May 9, 2011
Local firefighters join Dedham community to support Team Mind Over Matter as part of "Dedham Goes Pink."
Dedham Square went pink on Saturday as community members joined local firefighters to show its support for breast cancer awareness. Team Mind Over Matter hosted the event as it prepares to walk 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in Boston July 22-24. Attendees had the opportunity to ring the bell of an old-fashioned fire truck, meet local firefighters and learn what it means to go pink. "The event gives us a chance to do something big, bold and beautiful," Mind Over Matter team captain Mara Gorden said. "It's great to get the whole town of Dedham involved." Team Mind Over Matter features breast cancer survivors and friends working together to raise breast cancer awareness in the Dedham community. The team hopes to raise $…
Monday, January 31, 2011
Following a successful campaign to raise money for the Animal Rescue League, the Linari boys picked the organization they'll support this summer.
Jack and Eric Linari will continue their 4-year tradition of working all summer selling lemonade for quarters to benefit a Dedham-based non-profit organization. In 2011, the boys picked the Pink Rose Foundation, their father Scott Linari said. The foundation gives scholarships to students who lost a parent to breast cancer. Kids who lose a parent to cancer have enough on their minds. Worrying about being able to pay for college should not be one of them, the boys said. During the summer of 2010, the boys raised $769 and donated it to the Animal Rescue League's Dedham shelter. In the previous two years, Eric and Jack raised money for a sign at a park near their home and for the Dedham Food Pantry. Under the name 'Pirate Lemonade,'the boys …