8 Partners Supporting Health, Fitness, and BCRF
By BCRF | May 10, 2021
By BCRF | May 10, 2021
Thanks to research, we know that there are several proven steps women can take to reduce their risk of breast cancer—with eating a well-balanced diet and getting regular exercise top among them. BCRF is proud to partner with brands that care about women’s health in two important ways: by helping consumers achieve their wellness goals and by funding research to end the most commonly diagnosed cancer worldwide.
This Women’s Health Week, we highlight partner products below that give back to research and offer ways to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Research has shown that maintaining a well-balanced diet that’s high in fruits, vegetables, and plant-based protein sources and that’s low in alcohol and red meat can help lower your risk of breast cancer and even improve outcomes after a diagnosis.
If you’re looking for a way to add in some nutritious greens to your diet, BCRF’s partner D’Arrigo California recommends this smoothie bowl that includes their specialty vegetable: broccoli rabe. Blend the broccoli rabe with banana, mango, kiwi, dates, chia or flax seeds, coconut water, and ice for a green smoothie bowl perfect for these warmer days. Make with Andy Boy Broccoli Rabe and blend in a NutriBullet Pro to create this recipe while supporting research. D’Arrigo California donates $100,000 to BCRF annually, and NutriBullet has committed $25,000 this year.
For those busy days when cooking from scratch isn’t an option, Freshly meals offer nutritious solutions by packing their ready-to-eat meals with vegetables and whole foods to keep their dishes nutrient-filled and satisfying. Freshly donates $10 to BCRF for every new subscription made when signing up with this link. Pair your lunch or dinner with a sensible alternative to soda, such as Positive Beverage’s naturally flavored sparkling Prickly Pear Lemonade. With a gift of $20,000 and an additional donation of $0.05 per can sold, each drink makes a difference.
Combine those meal options with regular exercise, which is shown to lower your risk of breast cancer and maintain a healthy body weight.
Grab a friend and head out for a walk or run in APL sneakers! The TechLoom Tracer Training Shoe in Soft Pink, funds research year-round. Or sign up for a spin class and sport TIEM’s cycling shoes. With embedded clip-in technology, the Slipstream cycling shoes can take you straight from the bike to the sidewalk, and 10 percent of each Vivid Pink pair supports BCRF.
For the adventurous, a horseback ride can power breast cancer research. SmartPak’s Piper Knit Mid-Rise BCA Breeches give 30 percent of the price to BCRF with every purchase.
This summer, take a dip in one of the swimsuits from Lands’ End's mastectomy-friendly line. These are designed with breast cancer patients in mind and provide comfort and support for women who have undergone the procedure. Lands’ End has committed $25,000 to BCRF this year.
When you give to BCRF, you're funding critical hours in the lab. More time for research means longer, healthier lives for the ones we love.