30WALK Pinkie Promise organizes a group of tween girls during our Annual Health Fair to create cards and notes that offer encouragement and hope for recently diagnosed breast cancer patients. This group, called Girls’ Hope, was created by my daughter, Sophie. From there, Sophie imagined a world where anyone who was recently diagnosed would get an immediate sign of hope.Girls’ Hope brings words of encouragement and support when given a diagnosis of breast cancer.
Our girls hold within them the substance of dreams and a belief that all things are possible. We try to harness that bravery and positive reassurance every moment we are fighting.
Sophie felt that this would be a way for other girls and her to reach out to those in our community and let them know they are not alone. Our girls throughout our community are offering support and encouragement.
Encourage • Lead • Educate
Researchers believe that it is the consumption of antioxidant-like phytonutrients in fruit, such as flavonoids, especially one in particular called quercetin, reduces the risk of cancer and heart attacks. This provides an explanation for the healthful effect of fruits and vegetables, particularly apples. This was supported by epidemiologists who found that a flavonoid-rich diet was linked with a reduced risk of developing cancer.
A study of 9,959 cancer-free men and women in Finland showed that those who regularly ate the most flavonoid-rich fruits and vegetables were 20 per cent less likely to develop cancer.
Eat a Rainbow Every Meal!