Minimize your risk of breast cancer

September 5, 2008 5:36:04 PM PDT
Steps to help yourself and others.

Minimize Risk of Breast Cancer
There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. Some healthy lifestyle choices, however, may help lower your risk and have the added bonus of cutting your risk of heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer and osteoporosis. Everyone should try to:

  • Be physically active

  • Maintain a healthy weight

  • Cut down on "bad" fats (saturated and trans fats) consume more "good" fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, like olive and canola oil)

  • Take a daily multivitamin with folic acid (often called folate on nutrition labels)

  • If you drink, limit alcohol intake (to less than one alcoholic drink a day for women and fewer than two drinks a day for men). Those who drink alcohol should try to get enough folic acid, either through a multivitamin or food sources like oranges, orange juice, green leafy vegetables and fortified breakfast cereals.

  • If possible, choose to breastfeed children.

    It's never too late to adopt healthy behaviors. Making healthy lifestyle choices is good for people at any time in their lives. Choosing to be more physically active, eating a balanced diet or becoming more aware of overall health can be both physically and mentally rewarding at any point in life.

    18TH ANNUAL KOMEN SF RACE FOR THE CURE
    5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk

    Sunday, September 21, 2008
    5K Run starts at 9am, 5K and 1 Mile Walk starts at 9:15 a.m.
    There's also a Kids for the Cure and a Sleep In for the Cure

    Participants can form teams or join existing teams. Prizes are awarded for largest team, fastest team and highest fundraising team in each of 4 categories (corporate, small business, school/government and friends/family)

    Register online at www.komensf.org by Sept 11 or mail in a paper registration form postmarked by Sept 11 to:

    SF Race for the Cure
    150 Post Street, Ste 755
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    Call 415-397-8812 to be sent a paper form or download one at www.komensf.org

    Late registration is available the day before the Race (Saturday, September 20, 10am - 2pm) at Sports Basement in SOMA or the Sports Basement in the Presidio and on Race Day at Justin Herman Plaza (7:30am-8:30am).

    Health and Fitness Expo will immediately follow the Race in Justin Herman Plaza and will last until 12noon. 10:30am - Survivor Tribute Ceremony takes place on Main Stage 10:45am - Awards Ceremony takes place on Main Stage

    Guest information:

    Tamsin Kendall: Works in Corporate Real Estate Administration (Jones Lang LaSalle on the Union Bank of California Account). Diagnosed with breast cancer in 1999 at age 42. Surgery, chemo, radiation, and hormonal therapies followed. Volunteer with Komen-San Francisco since 2000. Joined the board in 2006, Currently serving as secretary and sits on the Board Development Committee.

    Casi Morris: Sr. Director of Marketing for OOKISA, LLC. OOKISA is a newly developed and soon-to-be launched premium hair care line with offices in both San Francisco and Los Angeles. Serving as the 2008 Honorary Chair of the SF Komen Race for the Cure. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame; also has graduate degrees in law and business. Has worked for and developed various products for both specialty boutique brands and some of today's largest beauty companies.


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