Follow Me Foodie to Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Follow Me Foodie to Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

If you missed my bi-weekly Foodie Friday segment on NEWS 1130AM this morning at 11am, here’s a recap of what you missed!

October starts tomorrow and it’s also Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so let’s celebrate the twins by eating more of what keeps them healthy and happy!

Research shows that anti-oxidant rich foods can help reduce the risk of cancer. Some of these foods include berries, rich leafy greens like spinach and kale, tomatoes, garlic, green tea, dried apricots, prunes, nuts, seeds, and even dark chocolate.

The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation recommends eating 5-10 servings of fruits and vegetables every day and to include whole grains in your diet. Reducing the amount of daily fat, sugar, and limiting to one drink or less per day is also the smart thing to do, but I find that’s the biggest challenge… for me at least. Well the drink part I can handle, but fat AND sugar? I’ll work on it!

Actually, I challenge it! For the month of October I challenge EVERYONE to make a pledge! Men, women, young, old, working, retired, foodie, non-foodie, this is a pledge open to ALL.

OpenRoad Auto Group Donates $1/Pledge on Follow Me Foodie!

OpenRoad Auto Group will generously donate $1 to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation for every pledge you make with Follow Me Foodie. A pledge is a promise to yourself on how you will reduce the risk of cancer by eating better for the month of October and hopefully for good.

How to pledge:

1) Comment on this post below with your pledge.

Eg of a pledge: I pledge to eat an apple a day

2) Tweet your pledge with: @followmefoodie & @OpenRoadCanada & #FMFstopcancer

Eg: I pledge to _______ @followmefoodie & @OpenRoadCanada #FMFstopcancer

Terms & Conditions: One pledge per Twitter account and e-mail address. $1.00 CDN for every approved “Tweet” donated to Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation from OpenRoad Auto Group Ltd. Up to a maximum of $500.00 CDN donation will be accepted and approved. Followmefoodie.com & OpenRoadAuto Group Ltd retain the right to approve entries. Entries accepted from September 30th, 2011 to Oct 31st, 2011.

Follow Me Foodie to Pink Ribbon Tea!

On top of all these great things happening in support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, don’t forget about the Pink Ribbon Tea!

Several of The Fairmont Hotels in the Pacific Northwest will be hosting a Pink Ribbon Tea by putting a pink twist to their regular Afternoon Tea. Partial proceeds ($2 for every afternoon tea) will be going to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. The Fairmont hotels participating include: The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim, The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, and The Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

Private Pink Ribbon Teas will be happening in West Vancouver, Langley and South Surrey as well. You may also register your own Pink Ribbon Tea, sponsor or attend other ones by checking out www.pinkribbontea.com for more details.

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