October is commonly known as “Breast Cancer Awareness Month”, a campaign that was founded 30 years ago as a team effort between the American Cancer Society and a pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca. The campaign has since evolved to include major charities who strive to increase breast cancer awareness and raise funds for research. Here are some important questions to ponder:
How much progress is the campaign making? Has the risk of developing breast cancer decreased over the years?
Why has the campaign come under some heat?
And where does the money from the “Think Pink” Campaigns actually go?
We are already aware of breast cancer – after all, cancer is the second leading killer of women following heart disease. Where more awareness is needed in the area of prevention, since breast cancer is largely a lifestyle-related disease. Rather than raising funds which are primarily geared toward medical equipment, treatments and drugs, why not spend more of those funds educating women and young girls how their diets are impacting their risk factors?
Our lifestyle choices matter more than genetics, toxins, or environmental chemicals. Oh that more funding would be dedicated to preventing disease by informing people about the powerful benefits of a whole food, plant-based diet.
Ladies, please, please look at the independent research regarding dairy, meats and high fat foods. Do all you can to prevent not only breast cancer, but the dozens of other conditions associated with the Standard American Diet (SAD). I’m at your service if you need more information on how to get started!
Whatever you do—whether you eat or drink or not—
do it all to the glory of God!
(1 Cor. 10:31, VOICE)