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The Cancer Project Update

Food for Life Classes Now in U.K.

Food for Life program in the UKIt’s official—the Food for Life program has reached the United Kingdom! Classes are now up and running in both Stafford and Wolverhampton, spreading the important message of good nutrition for cancer prevention and survival.

Sue Brown from Valencia, Spain, attended the inaugural U.K. series in March and said, “I found the class very interesting, clear, and educational. The food was great and I was most surprised by foods that I always believed were good for us were actually harmful to our health. I am looking forward to attending more classes in the future.”  The leader behind The Cancer Project’s U.K. expansion is Ayo Olaseinde. We appreciate the support of Saladmaster in bringing these classes to fruition.

 ONLINE>   See the latest class offerings: CancerProject.org/Classes.

Kyle Hall Boston MarathonAnother Successful Run for The Cancer Project

Kyle Hall ran in the Boston Marathon this spring to raise money for The Cancer Project. Kyle, an athlete whose plant-based diet helped him recover from a 2002 cancer diagnosis, completed the race in record time—and his efforts raised over $2,100 for our educational programs.

Here’s an excerpt of what Kyle wrote to us after the race:

“I had a strong, gutsy race. I thought a lot about The Cancer Project donors and those who could not be out running for various health reasons. This really helped me keep up the pace … I was happy with how I performed on the finishing stretch and with my overall time. And it was all vegan powered!”

Five Foods to Avoid at Mexican Restaurants

A report by The Cancer Project will make Mexican food enthusiasts think twice about what they are choosing. While Mexican restaurants offer many healthful choices, from bean burritos to veggie fajitas, there are also some items you’ll want to skip.

With more than 2,100 calories and more fat and sodium than most people should eat in a day, the Charbroiled Steak Nachos at Baja Fresh tops a list of five foods to avoid.

Here are the five worst entrées: 

Rank

Worst Mexican Items

Restaurant

Worst

Charbroiled Steak Nachos

Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

2nd worst

Grilled Fajita Salad

Chevys Fresh Mex

3rd worst

Crispy Honey-Chipotle Chicken Crispers

Chili’s

4th worst

Pulled Pork Burrito

Qdoba Mexican Grill

5th worst

Ground Beef Burrito

Moe’s Southwest Grill

Golf for Your Health and a Good Cause

The first Masters in April Golf Tournament, held in Dallas, encouraged people to golf for their health and the health of loved ones. The event, organized by Rob Weseman of Lone Star Health Systems Inc., raised more than $2,800 for The Cancer Project to help our efforts in continuing to inform the public about good nutrition through the Food for Life program. Rob is already looking ahead to host the same event in 2011. The Cancer Project is so grateful for Rob’s support. His efforts have made it possible to continue to provide people with resources they need for cancer prevention and survival.



 

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