Who Drinks Coffee?

Can Coffee Lower Cancer Risk?

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Most Americans drink at least 1 cup of coffee a day, and many feel like they can’t face the morning without it. So wouldn’t it be great if our beloved beverage helped protect us from cancer? There is, in fact, some reason to believe it could. Coffee is brewed from beans that contain antioxidants, which are thought to have a protective effect against cancer.

Mission Monday ~ Stories of Hope

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Lessons From the Olympics Help Shannon Miller Through Ovarian Cancer Treatment

Seven-time Olympic medalist Shannon Miller says lessons she learned while training for gymnastics competitions helped her endure the rigors of treatment for ovarian cancer. “A huge part of my success as an athlete was that I had the mental game. To get through the toughest moments of treatment I relied on goal setting and keeping that positive mentality,” said Miller.

Miller was 33 when she found out she had ovarian cancer. It was fall 2010 and she had almost skipped her regular women’s health exam. She was a new mother to 1-year-old Rocco, had recently launched her company, Shannon Miller Lifestyle: Health and Fitness for Women, and just felt too busy with life and work to go for a checkup. But just as she was calling to cancel the appointment, she had a change of heart.

Read the entire article from the American Cancer Society HERE.

2017 Event Leadership Interest Form

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Are you Positive Minded? Passionate? A Leader and a Doer? Have you ever thought about joining the team that makes all the Relay magic happen?! We’re looking for passionate volunteers that can join quantum code Event Leadership Team and help make our 2017 Relay For Life the best yet!!

To Complete Our Event Leadership Team Interest Form Click Here

Mission Monday ~ Stories of Hope

Survivor Speaks Out about Life After Multiple Myeloma

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Enjoying Every Moment

Blennau and his family have learned to appreciate the small moments in life – from spending quality time with one another to having a new perspective on his passion for teaching. “Sometimes it really feels like slow motion, and I think we were rushing through life a little bit,” Blennau said.

Go to cancer.org to read other STORIES OF HOPE

Mission Monday ~ How Healthy Is Your Salad?

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Salad is a healthy choice for lunch or dinner, isn’t it? That depends on what’s in it, or perhaps more importantly, what’s on it.

Dressing, cheese, and bacon add calories and fat that can sabotage your healthy eating plans. Follow these tips to keep your salads healthy without sacrificing flavor.

  • Choose a variety of fresh, colorful vegetables at their peak flavor, like dark green kale, red bell peppers, orange carrots, and red onions.
  • Skip fatty toppings like cheese, bacon, nuts, and seeds. If you must indulge, use only a little.
  • Use less salad dressing. In restaurants, ask for the dressing on the side. Try adding it with a fork instead of a spoon.
  • Experiment with parsley, garlic, oregano, basil, chives, rosemary, thyme, and other herbs; sprinkle them on your salad or add them to a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil.
  • At the salad bar, pass up high-calorie add-ons like coleslaw, potato salad, and creamy fruit salad.
  • Add variety to your salad with high-fiber, lower calorie items like beans, raw vegetables, and fresh and dried fruit.

Get inspired with more healthy recipes from the American Cancer Society.

Article by Stacy Simon

2016 RFLofSL Feedback Form

As we near the end of our 2016 season we are asking for your feedback. Each of you have a voice and we want to hear from you! The Steering Committee goes through each and every form submitted, We are One Team and your feedback continues to help us make every Relay season successful.
YOUR VOICE MATTERS!

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Mission Monday~Eat Better!

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Many listed eating better for their FIGHT BACK pledge.

Eating well is an important part of improving your health and reducing your cancer risk.

Here is a little quiz to get you started about the snapcash binary  Do participate.

 

Award Nominations

The Beacon Award, The Change Maker Award, and The Spirit Of Relay Awards are presented at Wrap Up, August 14,2016. Don’t forget to get your nominations in.  Deadline is July 31,2016.   The information and forms are under the Awards tab!  Click Here