Thursday, December 5, 2013

soup for support


 When ever and as often as I am able, I research cancer, ways of fighting cancer and cancer preventive measures. One of the things that I have found is that some cancers -as well as many other diseases--are triggered by our diet.
 If you are a junk food addict, or one who simply relies on fast food to supply your on the go meals, you are putting your health at risk. If you are one who depends on 'processed' foods such as many of those frozen entrees, TV dinners, or any of the other varied frozen things, you are putting your health at risk. I'm sure that we've all read or heard just how important a wholesome meal is to our well being. The preferred choice is organic foods, grass fed beef, free range chicken, and other 'safe' foods. We've been told its best to avoid the genetically modified vegetables and the antibiotic, steroid filled beef, pork and poultry. If you cannot afford the organic, at least go for the frozen vegetables. Fresh picked vegetables are frozen quickly and retain more of the "good stuff" as in the vitamins and antioxidants that help fight disease.
 What about those who are in a financial situation where they are having to eat whatever they can get? Its been pointed out over and over that the foods that are good for you are priced much higher than the other stuff. You can purchase some TV dinners for under a dollar while a container of strawberries will run you five dollars or more. Sodas are selling for seventy-five cents while bottled water costs over a dollar. Canned pasta marketed for kids can be purchased for a dollar or less while soups are a dollar and a half and more. When one is in a financial bind and money must stretch, the food budget takes a cut as well as everything else. At times, people go hungry.
 If the person is fighting cancer (or other disease) that is not the time to be going hungry. They need all the energy and strength they can muster to fight. They need the nutrients found it good food.
  That is one of the reasons we (being the East Gaston/ Belmont Relay for Life) are conducting a canned food drive. From now until Relay in May we (the individual participants and teams) will be collecting canned foods.   This month we are looking for cans of soup. It can be any size, and brand, and flavor, all will be gratefully accepted. Each month the participant/team that brings in the most cans will earn a prize. At the end of the event someone will win the cans to donate as desired. (Here I don't recall exactly how it will be determined who- whether it will be the person who brings in the most cans or by drawing but I will find out.) I would like to be that person as I know exactly where I would want to donate the food. Half to the Stanley Relief and half to the Southern Baptist Association. All that being said..if you have any extra cans of soup to me, message me and if you need me to meet you somewhere safe I will. If you are wanting to donate but aren't local you can drop a check in the mail and I will purchase the cans to donate and post photos of the cans purchased and when they are dropped off at Relay..
 If you don't want to donate food but would like to donate to Relay to help put an end to cancer you can donate online on my Relay for Life page..

There is a link on this page that will take you to my team page Heart for a Cure.. there is also a link that will take you to the event page where you can find out more about our event.

Thank you in advance for all that you do to help finish this fight and help us celebrate more birthdays. Thank you for helping to feed the hungry.


PO Box 371
Stanley, NC 28164

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