Hello Fellow Edmontonians!
A project I started last year to help people cope with the emotional aspects of cancer has just won an award from Avon Canada through its Hello Tomorrow Fund for helping to empower women with breast cancer. There were only six winners out of over one thousand applications and I was the only one from Alberta. I am posting this because from November 7th to 30th there will be a vote on the Avon website where the public can vote for their favorite winner and I am hoping to have my hometown behind me on this one. If my project wins, it will help to raise more awareness for the project and mean another win for our City of Champions, not to mention benefit a good cause.
Details about the Hello Tomorrow Fund can be found here:
18 things that CAUSE cancer: (in no particular order)
- Smoking cigarettes
- Mammography radiation - see articles on mammograms
- Chemotherapy and radiation
- Perfumes and fragrance products
- Cosmetics and personal care products - see articles on personal care products
- Home cleaning products, including laundry detergent, dryer sheets, etc.
- Drinking non-organic milk or eating non-organic dairy products
- Hydrogenated oils and trans fatty acids - See Poison In the Food or articles on hydrogenated oils
- Plastic food containers - includes plastic lining inside food cans
- Sodium nitrite - found in most processed meats, see articles on sodium nitrite
- Pesticides, PCBs, chlorine and other chemicals
- Acrylamides (formed during high-heat food processing such as frying)
- Watching television / lack of exercise
- Severe emotional distress or relationship stress
- Refined sugars / refined grains
- Dry cleaning chemicals
- Hair color chemicals
- Nail polish remover
Which of those are a surprise to any of us? (Sorry, I am not sure any of the links will work outside the original site) (Oh, they do!)
I do agree that prevention should be taught and encouraged more, however, I don't want to go back to living in the dark ages... Yes, golly gee - take out the plastic from our tins, so that we can worry about lock jaw and botulism and infanamminamity again!
One of the preventions listed is Medicinal Mushrooms - yeah, like that would help me! I am allergic to any kind of fungus, fortunately not as allergic as some people are, but, I do tend to avoid things I am allergic too.
A lot of the information on this website, I am sure has some merit, but the manner in which it is presented sounds like the National Exposer or something.
Unfortunately there are far too many people out there that read these things and take them as gospel handed down by Elvis and then you wind up with people dying because "I am not having Chemo (or mammograms) because I was told prevention will save me!"
The PP on another thread today was extolling the virtues of NOT getting vaccines too. The link on that one takes you to the personal horror stories page first!
She would be funny if she weren't so serious about these things.