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2011 Komen Race for the Cure Series Offers Races for All Fitness Levels

The Susan G. Komen foundation is gearing up for another fantastic year of fund raising through The Race for the Cure Series. This series of 5K runs and fitness walks contribute to the world’s largest and most successful education and fund raising event for breast cancer.

Since 1983, the Komen Race for the Cure events have celebrated survivors, honored those who have lost their battles, and raised awareness about breast cancer. The event started in 1983 with one race and 800 people. Today, over 1.6 million people are participating on four different continents.

The Race for the Cure Series includes options for all fitness levels.

Competitive 5Ks, non-timed 5Ks, and 1 to 2 mile walks are options at most of the events. Events often include a race for children as well. Another option for those wanting to participate, yet may not be available is the “Sleep In for the Cure.” With this option, one may donate their money and have a shirt mailed to them.


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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.
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Top 10 Pink Products to Take to the Gym


During the month of October you’ll find everything from soup cans to tennis shoes dyed pink all in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness. It’s an important cause, as breast cancer will be a diagnosis heard by one in eight women.

Eating a healthy diet and staying physically fit are two of the most important ways your body can fight to prevent breast cancer. Here are 10 products that are blushing pink that you can take to the gym, and proceeds will go to support breast cancer causes.


1. Susan G. Komen Nintendo DS – You can use this hand-held video game to run the My Weight Loss Coach “game.” It acts as a virtual fitness coach, with a built-in pedometer, measures progress with graphs and daily reminders and advice. 


2. Koss “for the Cure” SportsBud Ear Phones – The right tunes jamming in your ears is often all the motivation you need to get moving in the gym. Plug-in with these hot pink ear buds.


3. MioPINK Heart Rate Monitor Watch with Calorie Burn CalculationBe sure you’re getting the most effective workout possible, by watching your heart rate and monitoring the total calories burned while exercising.


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Celebrate the Relaunch With Our Biggest Giveaway and Donation Ever!

It’s a new day at DietsInReview.com and we want to celebrate with you! In honor of our relaunch, we’re offering our biggest giveaway and biggest donation ever!

Here’s how it works:

1. Sign-up for any of the DietsInReview.com newsletters.

2. We’ll donate $1 to further breast cancer research for every new newsletter sign-up in October, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

3. New subscribers will automatically be entered to win some amazing prizes!! Current subscribers, please email your entry.

4. On Nov. 1, we’ll draw 3 names for our Grand Prizes and 5 names for our Runner-Up Prizes.


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