Ventray X American Cancer Society: 2022 The Breast of Rhode Island
This year, Ventray is participating in the fight against breast cancer together with the fundraising team Keeping the Pace with Dianne.
The Breast of Rhode Island event will be on Thursday, June 23, 2022, featuring great food, a spectacular raffle and silent auction, and much more! Funds raised at this event will benefit Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and the American Cancer Society.
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Did you know?
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide.
In the United States, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women after skin cancer. Each year, it is estimated that over 620,000 women die from breast cancer – that’s about 8 out of 10 women diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease.
Although breast cancer can occur in men, the disease is about 100 times more common in women.
That’s why Ventray supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the largest network of breast cancer events in the US, to help finish the fight against breast cancer.
A little about Dianne Fonseca and her team
June 2022 will mark Dianne Fonseca’s 23rd year since she became a breast cancer survivor. She is an active volunteer for the American Cancer Society and is particularly involved with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. She shares her story and supports other women diagnosed with the disease.
Her team, Keeping the Pace with Dianne, has been the top team in RI for the past several years, raising over $500,000 for the cause. This will be Dianne’s 11th year hosting her annual fundraiser.
Learn more about breast cancer
What is breast cancer?
Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the breast cells. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost exclusively in women, but men can get it too.
What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass in the breast. A painless, hard mass with irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or round, and they can even be flat. So it’s important to have any new breast changes checked out by a healthcare provider.
Ways to prevent breast cancer include:
• Not smoking / Avoiding tobacco use
• Limiting alcohol intake
• Eating a healthy diet
• Exercising regularly
• Maintaining a healthy weight
• Limiting exposure to radiation and environmental pollutants
• Avoiding the use of hormone replacement therapy during menopause
• Having annual mammograms starting at age 40 or earlier if you have a family history of breast cancer
What is Making Strides Against Breast Cancer?
Making Strides is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide event to end breast cancer. The event raises money and awareness to help save lives from breast cancer.
Since its inception in 1993, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has contributed nearly $800 million to the American Cancer Society’s research, education, and patient services programs.
The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer is a chance for communities to come together and make a difference for everyone who has been touched by breast cancer.
It also aims to celebrate breast cancer survivors and remember those we’ve lost to the disease.
What I can do to support the Fight Against Breast Cancer?
Educate Yourself: Understand your risk and learn about the disease. The more you know, the better equipped you’ll be to make informed decisions about your health.
Get Screened: Early detection is key to survival. Be sure to schedule regular mammograms and breast exams.
Spread the Word: Help spread the word about breast cancer risks, symptoms, and treatment options. The more people are aware, the better equipped we’ll all be to fight the disease.
Support Research: Donate to or participate in local breast cancer awareness and research initiatives.
Live a Healthy Lifestyle: Eating healthy, exercising, and maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your breast cancer risk.
Making these lifestyle changes can be challenging, but they’re worth it. The healthier you are, the lower your risk of developing breast cancer. And even if you do get the disease, healthy lifestyle choices can help improve your chances of surviving and staying cancer-free. So don’t wait, start making changes today. It’s never too late to improve your health!
Why is it important to raise awareness of breast cancer?
It also helps reduce the stigma surrounding breast cancer, making it easier for people to talk about their experiences and get the support they need. Additionally, raising awareness can help promote breast cancer research and progress towards a cure. Every year, thousands of people are diagnosed with breast cancer, and sadly, many people lose their battle with the disease. But with early detection and proper treatment, breast cancer can be beaten.
There are many ways to raise awareness for the fight against breast cancer. One way is to participate in breast cancer awareness activities, such as walks or runs. Another way is to simply wear pink to show your support. You can also donate to organizations that fund breast cancer research or support those affected by the disease.
No matter how you choose to raise awareness, remember that every little bit helps!
Support the community together
Ventray has always cared about women’s health, and our products are also focused on healthy living. We are happy to be able to contribute in some way to the cause. Because breast cancer doesn’t stop – so neither do we.
At Ventray, we believe in the power of cooking to boost self-esteem and mental health; two key components to maintaining a positive attitude while experiencing any hard times.
If you would like to start a health and wellness journey of your own, please visit our Ventray website for more health and wellness recipes/products, or follow us at @ventraykitchen on social media and share your healthy living tips.
Together, we can make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.