Stay healthy and fit with brands that give back to breast cancer research

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.

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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.

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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.

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