Greetings!

We are currently accepting sponsors for our Breast Health Challenge Campaign, which runs from Oct 1-31, 2016.

The MammAlive Foundation is a non-profit international organization run by volunteers who are passionate about breast health education. Our mission is to educate and empower women globally to make healthy dietary and lifestyle changes, enhance understanding of their bodies, and increase awareness of the impact of the environment on their health, to reduce the risk of breast cancer now and in future generations.

The Breast Health Challenge Campaign is both an educational initiative and our Annual Fundraiser. During the campaign we will be releasing one breast health tip a day on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) in multiple languages and will ask women to share it, practice it and make videos to spread awareness about breast health.

We are looking for sponsors for each of the 31 tips as well as prizes for women who create the best videos.

You may choose to support us in 1 – 3 ways:

1. Sponsor one of our 31 tips for $1000 CDN. We will send out the tip in October with “sponsored by … ” and add your logo. Your tip and company brand will reach thousands of women through social media, and you will gain recognition as a supporter of breast health. You will be added as a sponsor to our website until Aug 1, 2017 and will be featured at least once in our monthly Healthy Breast Ezine, with a link to your company. The ezine currently has over 3000 subscriptions. You may choose the tip(s) you wish to sponsor. Please review the 31 tips below and select those that best suit your company.

          Click here to fill out the sponsorship form.

2. Donate a prize for the women who share their photos and/or videos of the tips on social media. Those women whose posts reach the most viewers will be eligible for prizes. Your brand and prize will be acknowledged on our website and on social media along with the winner. We will do our best to obtain and post photos of the winners with their prizes, and give appreciation to you and/or your company, after the campaign.

          Click here to donate a prize.

3. Donate funds to the MammAlive Foundation to support our work. Currently we are seeking funds to translate breast health educational materials into Spanish, Portuguese, Urdu, Finnish, Dutch, Polish, Mandarin and Hebrew so that our programs can be taught in many countries. We require funding for Healthy Breast Educators to teach in regions where under-serviced women would otherwise be unable to attend a program.

          Click here to donate funds.


31 Tips for Breast Health

Oct. Breast Health Tip
1 Exercise 40 minutes a day, beyond your normal activities.
2 Sleep in a dark room, with no light from the street coming into your bedroom, or wear an eye mask.
3 Spend 15 minutes outside between 10 am-2 pm, exposing your arms and legs to sunlight, or take 1000-5000 IU of vitamin D3 daily.
4 Eat a vegetarian diet, as organic as possible. No meat, fish, eggs, dairy.
5 Eat 2 tbsp. of soaked or freshly ground flaxseeds a day.
6 Add 2 tsp. of turmeric to your food or take 1000 mg of curcumin in capsule form daily.
7 Do not drink any alcoholic beverages.
8 Store leftover food in glass, ceramic or stainless steel rather than plastic, and drink water from glass or stainless steel containers.
9 Use 45 grams of fiber each day to regulate estrogen and insulin levels. Add 2 Tbsp of bran, 2 Tbsp chia seeds and 2 Tbsp freshly ground flaxseeds to your breakfast cereal; eat 1-2 cups of legumes daily. Take 1 Tbsp of psyllium seed powder in water before bed.
10 Do not use cosmetics, nail polish, toothpaste, shampoo etc. containing parabens (methyl, propyl, butyl, and ethyl paraben) or phthalates. Remove artificial air fresheners from your bathroom, home, workplace and car.
11 Do not use chlorine-based cleaning products. Use non-toxic alternatives, such as baking soda and vinegar to clean either your sink, toilet, fridge, stove, floors and/or counters today.
12 Work up a sweat each day, either through exercise, sauna or steam bath to eliminate environmental chemicals and toxic metals stored in your fat cells.
13 Eat 8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily. One serving = 1 cup of salad or 1/2 cup steamed vegetables or 1 whole fruit.
14 Pray, meditate or practice slow deep breathing exercises for at least 11 minutes before bed to increase melatonin levels.
15 Place a doormat on the outside of each entrance to your home and a rug on the inside of each entrance. Remove outdoor shoes each time you enter your home, and ask family members to do the same to reduce pesticides in your home.
16 Take a relaxation break every 2 ½  hours throughout the day for 3-20 minutes to help alleviate stress.
17 Practice breast self-massage or ask your partner to do it for you.
18 Connect with someone you care about today. Tell them how much they mean to you.
19 Eat 2 cloves of garlic every day.
20 Do not eat sugar, found in sweets, candies, pastries and desserts. Stevia is an acceptable sweetener. Do eat fresh fruit.
21 Devote 10 minutes today to doing something you love.
22 Take 2 Tbsp of flaxseed oil or 3000 milligrams of a good quality fish oil daily to provide a healthy dose of omega 3 oil, which inhibits inflammation and cancer.
23 Say “No” to something that bothers you in your life today, and that you can change.
24 Practice dry brush massage, followed by a 3 minute cold shower.
25 Acknowledge and share with your partner, friend or team an inner conflict or fear, and listen to each other do the same.
26 Use at least 5 different spices today for their anti-cancer and anti-oxidant benefits: cumin, coriander, black pepper, cloves, basil, rosemary, sage, ginger, cardamom, anise, caraway, chili pepper, cinnamon, fennel, fenugreek, lemongrass, licorice root, mint, mustard seed, nutmeg, oregano, parsley, saffron, tamarind. (Drink chai spice tea.)
27 Do not use aluminum cookware or nonstick coatings such as Teflon. Use pots and pans that are steel clad, enameled, ceramic or cast iron. Do not use any canned food today.
28 Laugh deeply each day.
29 Vacuum or damp mop at least one room in your house today to remove dust.
30 Do not acquire any new plastic bags today. Use cloth or recycled bags.
31 Hug another being today.

 

Thank you for your generous support.

Sincerely,

Sat Dharam Kaur ND, President, MammAlive Foundation

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