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Best Fitness Gear to Go Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! While you’ve probably already read about Diets in Review’s 3rd annual Blogs Against Breast Cancer campaign, we wanted to give you a few more fun products to sport and show your support for finding a cure for breast cancer.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, and the number one cause of cancer death in Hispanic women. It is also the second most common cause of cancer death in white, black, Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native women. With an estimated 1 in 8 women in the United States at risk for developing invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, it’s safe to say that most of us have had someone in our lives, our ourselves, affected by breast cancer. (more…)

3rd Annual Blogs Against Breast Cancer Raises Money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s time for DietsInReview.com’s third annual Blogs Against Breast Cancer donation drive. During the month of October, when you publish this “My Blog Cares” badge on your blog or website, we’ll make a $5 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Our fundraising goal is $500*, and this year, VML, a digital marketing agency, has generously agreed to match that amount. For each $5 donation you help us contribute to NBCF, VML will donate $5. So you can help us raise $10 for breast cancer simply by placing this badge on your blog. It’s a win-win-win-win… you get the idea!

To participate follow these three simple steps:

1A. Copy this code for the 125×125 badge

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<a href=”http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/10/3rd-annual-blogs-against-breast-cancer-raises-money-for-the-national-breast-cancer-foundation/”><img src=”http://www.dietsinreview.com/images/promos/babc2010-125-125.gif” alt=”Blogs Against Breast Cancer” /></a>

 

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1B. Copy this code for the 300×123 badge

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<a href=”http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/10/3rd-annual-blogs-against-breast-cancer-raises-money-for-the-national-breast-cancer-foundation/”><img src=”http://www.dietsinreview.com/images/promos/babc2010-300-123.jpg” alt=”Blogs Against Breast Cancer” /></a>

2. Place the HTML on your blog or website

3. Contact us here with a link to where your My Blog Cares badge is placed

This is a simple way to show your readers that you care about this pressing women’s health issue, one that stands to affect one in eight women in the U.S. (more…)

End Childhood Hunger with the Great American Dine Out

Most of us could benefit from eating out less, but if you are looking for a noble reason to hit up one of your favorite eateries, look no further than the Great American Dine Out.

From September 19 to September 25, Share Our Strength’s third annual Great American Dine Out is working with thousands of restaurants across the country. They will be offering great promotions, featuring special dishes, and donating part of their proceeds from that week to help support Share Our Strength’s work to end childhood hunger in this country. This year, Aaron McCargo Jr. from Food Network’s “Big Daddy’s House” is the Great American Dine Out’s official spokesperson and he is encouraging you take part of this special cause.

All you have to do is locate a participating restaurant via this Share Our Strength Restaurant Finder and dine in or dine out to help make the organization’s mission of “No Kid Hungry” a reality. (more…)

Workout with Hugh Jackman for $30,000

get the hugh jackman workoutIf you were impressed with Hugh Jackman’s body in Wolverine, maybe you’d like to know how he got in shape. Maybe you’d like to emulate it. Now you can, and in person. Jackman is auctioning off two workouts, valued at $30,000, to support the Summit School for students with learning and adjustment challenges.

These aren’t just any workouts either. They’re part of the actor’s training to prepare for the next X-Men Origins movie. Don’t be intimidated, Jackman told E! Online that he’s willing to calibrate the session to the needs of the lucky winner. “If someone comes in and says, ‘I want to try it exactly how you train. I want to just go as hard as we can.’ We’ll go there,” Jackman said. “But if you want to come and have a light sweat, want to have a bit of fun, maybe an autograph or two, you can do that as well.” (more…)

Win a Workout with Tracy Anderson, Support the Gulf

Tracy Anderson has spent her career helping the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Aniston sculpt their fit, healthy and enviable bodies. Now, she’s helping a more noble cause… with your help.

You can win three personal workout sessions plus a consultation with Tracy at her Tribeca studio in New York City when you donate to her charity auction. Plus, you’ll receive a set of her Tracy Anderson Method workout DVDs signed by her and Gwyneth. The estimated value for this once-in-a-lifetime fitness experience is more than $3,000!

As part of the Disaster in the Gulf relief fund and via Charity Buzz, the money raised from this auction will support The Nature Conservancy, United Way, and the National Wildlife Federation, organizations all working to help in the aftermath of the oil spill. (more…)

Walmart to Donate 1.1 Billion Pounds of Food

Walmart recently announced a plan to ramp up their donations over the next five years to food banks across the country, which will total $2 billion dollars. This more than doubles their current donation amount, which comes at a good time when the number of Americans needing assistance is on the rise.

The plan as it has been outlined will consist of splitting up the funds that are utilized to purchase refrigerated trucks used to help keep meat and produce last longer as they are transported from Walmart stores to the various charities.

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Run for Charity if You Won’t Run for Yourself

runnerAs a therapist, I know that people do not make changes in their lives based on my suggestions. Rather, it is necessary that one sees the need for a change in their own life and is personally motivated to make that change. However, not all motivation is based on personal reasons; at times, people change their behavior to impact another or find the reason for change in how they will impact another. For some the personal motivation is the benefit that another will receive as a result of their behavior. This is why people give to charity. Yes, you may get a tax deduction, but for the majority of people, the real motivation is feeling good about helping another person in need.

Do you sign up for charity run/walk events for the exercise or because you believe in the cause it is funding? For many, the initial motivation comes from raising funds for and participating in a cause. Later, they may discover that they enjoy participating in such events simply for the experience. There are run/walk events that specify a certain cause and there are groups like TEAM in Training that participate in many events and raise money for a specific cause through each event. (more…)

Blogs Against Breast Cancer 2009

Update 10/1/10: Join the 2010 Blogs Against Breast Cancer

Update: Thanks to the 86 bloggers who joined the Blogs Against Breast Cancer this year, we were able to raise $430 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation!

breast cancer donationIt’s time for DietsInReview.com’s second annual Blogs Against Breast Cancer donation drive. During the month of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, if you publish this “My Blog Cares” button on your blog or Web site, we’ll donate $5 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of your site.

To participate follow these three steps:

  1. Copy this code

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    <img src="http://www.dietsinreview.com/images/breast-cancer-donation.gif" alt="breast cancer donation" border="0"/></a>

  2. Place the HTML on your blog or Web site
  3. Contact us here with a link to where your My Blog Cares button is placed

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Weight Watchers Lose-A-Palooza Social Media Event

Last week we introduced you to the Weight Watchers Lose For Good program – a weight loss campaign that will donate a pound of food for each pound of weight lost by its members. The donations, up to $1 million, are being contributed to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength, two organizations actively working against hunger.weight watchers loseapalooza

Next Tuesday, September 15, Weight Watchers is upping its ante, by offering to contribute up to an additional $25,000 in its Lose-A-Palooza one-day social media event. And it’s up to each of us to help them reach that goal!

For each mention of “Lose For Good” on Twitter (#LoseForGood), Facebook, MySpace, or your blog, Weight Watchers will add an additional $1 donation to Action Against Hunger and Share Our Strength. You can also follow each of these two organizations (@acfusa or @sharestrength) for an additional $1 donation. (more…)

DietsInReview.com Makes Donation to National Breast Cancer Foundation

Thanks to each and every one of you who participated in our October Biggest Donation and Biggest Giveaway Ever! We asked you to sign-up for our DietsInReview.com newsletters, and for each new subscriber, we promised to donate $1 to breast cancer research.

The National Breast Cancer Foundation was selected as the recipient of our $555 donation. There were 535 new sign-ups, and four people published the Blogs Against Breast Cancer button for a $5 donation each.

We are pleased to offer this donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and hope that it’s one more step toward finding a cure.

Learn more about the ways diet, nutrition and fitness can reduce your risk of breast cancer.