Wednesday, January 25, 2012

HER Partners with the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation

Traditionally, October has been the month to focus on breast cancer awareness. HER…Healed Empowered and Renewed believes that breast cancer awareness and prevention should be promoted every day of the year and has teamed with the Linda Creed Foundation to do just that.

Although the causes of breast cancer are not known, there are statistics that indicate ways to decrease your risk factor. Some ways to lower your risk factor include:

• Maintaining and lowering your weight
• Eating 5-8 servings of fruits and vegetables daily
• Exercising at least 3 times each week
• Lowing your intake of proteins and carbs
• Keeping alcohol consumptions at a minimum
• Lowering your caffeine intake
• Getting a mammogram beginning at age 30 if you have a 1st degree relative who had breast cancer; age 35 for all others.

The Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation offers FREE screenings for uninsured or underinsured women. Call 215-564-3700 for eligibility requirements.

Designed to encourage and inspire women of all ages, this association provides its audiences with information to help build Healing, Empowerment and Renewal of the mind, body and spirit.

Born in Philadelphia in 1949, Creed was raised in the city's Mt. Airy section.
Diagnosed with breast cancer at 26, Creed kept on working, teaming with composer Michael Masser to write "Greatest Love of All" for the 1977 Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest; in the spring of 1986, the song topped the charts for singer Whitney Houston. Sadly, weeks before Houston reached number one, Creed's battle with cancer ended on April 10, 1986. The following year, her family and friends established the Linda Creed Breast Cancer Foundation. The mission of the foundation is to fight breast cancer with heart through community-based education and referral, support, advocacy and direct service for those in need.

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