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BCRF and Tracy Anderson Rally the Fitness Community with Move to Cure

By BCRF | October 13, 2015

Tracy Anderson, Cyc, The Fhitting Room, Physique 57 and Pilates ProWorks team up to raise funds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Move to Cure is a new opportunity for leaders in the fitness community to use their platform to raise critical funds for cancer research while educating women about breast health. Tracy Anderson and BCRF have enlisted the support of top fitness boutiques to invite their clients to Move to Cure in their favorite way.

“I am so grateful to join forces with so many amazing leaders in the fitness industry in support of breast cancer research with the launch of the inaugural Move to Cure campaign,” Tracy Anderson shares.

This month, fitness enthusiasts are breaking a sweat at select Tracy Anderson, Cyc, The Fhitting RoomPhysique 57 and Pilates ProWorks locations where guests may join specially designed fundraising classes. Guests may also purchase powerful pink bracelets at participating locations for $3 each with 100% of the purchase price benefitting BCRF.

Obesity is a major, under recognized contributor to cancer’s toll in the U.S. and is quickly overtaking tobacco as the leading preventable cause of cancer. It is a risk factor for the development of several common malignancies including hormone receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

Obesity can also affect a cancer patient’s outcome from diagnosis to remission. For example, obesity-related pain or unbalanced hormone levels may distract patients from the early earning signs of some cancers and a late diagnosis often means a lower chance of survival. The relationship between cancer and obesity also matters after diagnosis. Cancer treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy, may be hindered by a patient’s size. If the patient needs surgery, studies show excess fat puts them at a higher risk of complications, infections and death.

While you can’t change the fact of getting older (incidence rates for most cancers increase as patients age), you can change their weight through diet, exercise, sleep and stress management.

To learn more about the connection between obesity and breast cancer check out Chairmain of BCRF’s Scientific Advisory Board Dr. Clifford Hudis on “Obesity & Breast Cancer: Making the Connection,” right here on The Progress Report.