127 posts tagged boarding for breast cancer
The 2013 SHRED THE LOVE campaign kicked off at Red Mountain in Rossland, B.C. in early February. Not only was it a successful start to the season, it was also B4BC’s first ever Canadian event! The weekend was full of love with fun days of riding and educating on the hill, set to the soulful tunes of Allen Stone, as well as B4BC’s first Canadian breast cancer Survivor ReTreat hosted by B4BC’s Wellness Ambassador Megan Pischke. Close to $8K in net proceeds was raised for B4BC and the chosen beneficiary, a local hospital health fund, KBRH Health Foundation, and its campaign for a new digital mammography machine. B4BC is proud to have been a contributor to KBRH’s successful campaign which will help secure a new digital mammography machine, allowing patients to undergo breast cancer diagnostic testing that is minimally invasive and closer to home - while avoiding the 8 hour drive to Vancouver for services that until now weren’t available in Rossland.
Thank you to B4BC’s long-time advocate Fran Richards, Megan Pischke, Allen Stone and the Red Mountain staff for being a champion within the community and aligning with B4BC. To learn more about KBRH please visit, http://kbrh.ca/
Summer is headed our way and we are looking for healthy recipes that are F R E S H to kick up our heels and enjoy by the beach! What better way to celebrate this summery weather than with an easy no-cook, berry-filled tabbouleh recipe that’s good for your cognitive function, heart health, and helps prevent cancer!
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup medium-grain bulgur
- 1 large tomato, seeded and finely chopped
- 1/2 small cantaloupe, finely chopped
- 1 cup finely chopped hulled fresh strawberries
- 1/2 pint fresh blueberries
- 1/2 pint fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- In a medium bowl, combine the orange juice and bulgur. Let stand for 30 minutes, or until tender and softened.
- Drain the bulgur and place in a large bowl. Add the tomato, cantaloupe, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, parsley, onion, mint, lemon juice, oil, cumin, cinnamon, salt, and pepper and toss to coat well. Let stand for at least 15 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.
Nutritional Facts per serving
Recipe and photo courtesy of: www.womenshealthmag.com
SHRED THE LOVE // Season Wrap-Up
We would like to extend our love & thanks to our 2013 resorts & community partners & to the thousands of individual fundraisers, participants, & supporters who helped Shred The Love w/ us this winter season! Over $125,000 was fundraised which will not only tremendously impact our programs, but (7) additional breast health non-profit beneficiaries in the communities where events were hosted! We couldn’t have achieved this w/out YOU!
Much love & gratitude,
Today we honor recent breast cancer survivor, Laura Milstead and how she’s giving back to her fellow survivor community. Laura shares our compassion to support the breast cancer community through nature-based wellness experiences that enhance a survivor’s path of healing and long-term survivorship; and she’s doing just that through a Yosemite Wellness Retreat, May 17-19.
As a part of the B4BC Survivorship Fund we’ve been working in tandem these past few months with Laura to help support her efforts! Follow the link below for more on her personal battle with cancer & the retreat…
(Pic: Laura on a hiking adventure at Yosemite last summer, 2012)
We are so humbled and inspired by this community and your support of the recent B4BC 4 MEGS event and fundraiser. THANK YOU to Merlin’s, the town of Whistler, partners, friends, volunteers and all that have donated to and supported Megan Pischke. You answered the call and because of you over $50,000 was raised for her cancer treatment and wellness plan! Please have a look at the video message that Megan and her husband DCP put together to express their personal appreciation - http://vimeo.com/65055329
As Megan so beautifully states:
“I think more than the money that was raised, it was the energy that was generated [from the event] that I hope lives in people for a long time because I know that I’ll carry it forever. Hug your neighbor, you never know when you’re gonna need them.”
Big hugs and love to each of you,
P.S. B4BC 4 MEGS donations are still graciously being accepted until June 1st at www.stayclassy.org/b4bc4megs
This year, Lake Tahoe did Shred the Love in a big way! Being the 6th annual Shred the Love at Sugar Bowl, we decided to expand the series throughout Lake Tahoe by having five events in 7 days. The events, including rail jams, yoga sessions, skate and BMX sessions and more all promoted a healthy active lifestyle, focusing on the mind, body and soul as the best prevention.
Friday March 29th was the kick-off party at the Pastime Club in downtown Truckee with Hard Rock Café’s battle of the bands winner, Island of Black and White. The rocked out, and we all celebrated with giveaways, raffles and good times.
Saturday was the return to Sugar Bowl Resort, with a rail jam in front of the Judah Deck with a DJ in the park throwing down beats, while the 40 participants shredded in the park. The crowd was dancing and cheering on our youngest athlete who was only 7 years old! We had awesome silent auction and raffle items all day long, and a sponsor village with B4BC, Arbonne healthy snacks, Local Knits, and Urban Angel providing hair cuts/styles for donations. On-site face painting was fun for all!
On Easter Sunday, we ventured over to Woodward Tahoe. We hosted the first Shred the Love BMX/Skate Jam for all ages. Again our youngest was 7 years old, and he ripped! We had 10 BMX riders and 15 skaters. Each discipline jammed 45 minutes with DJ Treez mixing the beats.
April 4 we headed to Kings Beach where the Lake Tahoe Wellness Center hosted a free yoga class for survivors, friends, and family. The class was followed by healthy snacks and a speech from the center’s owner, Dr. Lily Kuehne.
We wrapped up Shred the Love at Studio Tahoe. The yoga class benefited B4BC and was followed by a Kombucha tasting and talk by Tahoe locals Bella Bucha.
We would sincerely like to thank all our sponsors, fundraisers and everyone who helped make this happen: The North Face, Paul Mitchell, GoPro, Sugar Bowl Resort, Woodward Tahoe, Tahoe Wellness Center, and Studio Tahoe. Thank you to all the local shops and company’s that donated to the silent auction/raffles!
Today, we asparagus! Asparagus is not only low in calories, but it’s also high in folic acid, vitamins A, B6 and C, calcium, iron, thiamin, potassium and fiber, as well as the antioxidant glutathione. We’re really not seeing any negatives here.
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- ¾ pound large asparagus, white fibrous bottoms discarded
- 1 medium garlic clove, peeled and minced (½ teaspoon)
- 1½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (½ lemon)
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Parmigiano-Reggiano, for grating
- Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Add 1 tablespoon of butter to a large sauté pan, and heat over medium-high heat. The butter will foam up, and then subside. Then, after approximately 30 to 40 seconds, the butter will begin to turn golden brown. Once the butter has turned golden brown, immediately add the asparagus. Gently shake the sauté pan to coat the asparagus in the butter.
Season with a good pinch of salt plus a few cranks of pepper. Cook undisturbed for 1 minute. Shake the sauté pan, rotate the asparagus, then add the garlic. Shake the sauté pan to distribute, and cook for 1 additional minute. Add the lemon juice over the asparagus; shake the pan to coat the asparagus evenly, turn off the heat, and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and a light drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.
Recipe and photo courtesy of: www.growingagreenerworld.com
We are SO excited to announce our newest partnership with Pura Vida, who created this custom bracelet benefiting B4BC! They are 100% waterproof, so they wont stop you from shredding the love with us while you’re surfing or snowboarding.
Wow…HAPPY SPRING! HAPPY REBIRTH AND NEWNESS EVERYWHERE!You guys don’t even know what the sun is doing for me right now—MEDICINE.Not sure where to even post a message like this, as I have been receiving messages and acts of kindness from so many different directions…in some ways words can’t even describe how truly impacted my life has been on so many different levels, or even describe how also blessed I feel on very single one of those levels as well, all of it, even the dark ones. BUT I do know that I can say I am overflowing with gratitude and smiles.You see, I never once doubted the love and compassion of my community, nor the support for me…but never in a million years did I think I would be on the opposite end of what I LOVE to do so passionately and unconditionally for others. Really, I receive SO much from giving that, well, I guess you could say I am challenged by receiving any differently, and this could be part of my lesson in all this. Receiving like this, so true, so deep and first hand, so personal, and well, so strangely needed, is an EXCEPTIONAL GIFT. Truly.And I love and thank each and every one of you—even if we have never met!If you were standing here in front of me, I would give you a giant hug. I am truly feeling all the prayers and good vibrations, and my family and I are putting it all to good use. Thank you for supporting my beautiful husband as well—he is such a warrior with me!Truly HUMBLED and HEALING -Megs
In case you missed it: Dateline NBC aired a great segment this week on toxic chemicals and hormone disruptors in our homes and everyday objects. The clip shows NBC News’ Andrea Canning raise and lower her body levels of thalates, triclosan and BPA, which are linked to breast cancer, by modifying the lotions, make-up, soap, plastic containers and canned foods she used in a 24 hour period.
Pay attention to what you put in your body, people!
Here is the Dateline NBC clip: http://www.nbcnews.com/video/dateline/51320243#51320243