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Relay for Life at Bartlett High

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Every year the American Cancer Society and community members come together for more than 3,500 relay events around the country. Anchorage’s Relay for Life event is coming up! Join us on July 21 at Bartlett High School for all of your Relay for Life favorite activities plus, new this year, a 5K! This event is all about the fundraising. Download the app to fundraise from anywhere and help get Anchorage to its $70,000 goal! Check out all the details of the event and don’t be late! Activities start at 10 a.m. on July 21.

Cancer Bites: July recipe / Gazpacho

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There are some cravings that can only be satisfied by pure comfort food. There’s no comfort food quite like a bowl of soup but no one wants piping hot soup when it’s warm out! This month we’re bringing you a recipe that will satisfy that comfort food craving without the steaming hot broth of your go-to chicken noodle.

A traditional Spanish dish, this soup is refreshing and cool. It’s made with raw vegetables, which means no heating up the house with a hot stove. Extra bonus: it’s tomato-base may help reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer according to a study from The University of Montreal. This traditional recipe is sure to be a hit in any household!

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Knock out cancer at the Midnight Sun Golf Classic

During the summer, our passions for getting outdoors and for giving back to our community often collide. This weekend, your Anchorage and Valley Radiation Therapy Centers' doctors and staff are getting out and getting active to support a great cause at the Midnight Sun Golf Classic, an annual event that will donate this year’s proceeds to Hospice of Anchorage

Hospice of Anchorage works with the patient and family, nurses and physicians to provide assistance through the transition from life to death, and to cope with loss and grief. Hospice gives people the opportunity to live fully regardless of their illness and support can take many different forms including education, consultations and assistance with insurance and legal matters. All services are free of cost and range from a one-time visit to periodic contact lasting weeks or months.

We can’t wait to “swing into solstice” this Saturday and support a really great cause. Think you can ‘Knock Out Cancer?’ We’ll see you there!

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Running for a cause

Grab your running (or walking) shoes because it’s time for the 23rd Annual Alaska Men’s Run. This was one of the first races in the state to start raising money for educational activities, awareness and promoting early detection for men and agencies fighting prostate and testicular cancer - a cause we can all get behind.

This is a family-friendly event! The race has 5- and 2-mile routes, both timed and untimed, to choose from. Register for yourself or sign up as a team! The race is on July 7 at 10 a.m., starting at the Anchorage Football Stadium. Don’t forget to wear blue!

We’re running for every man who’s walked into the center, who are you running for?

Can’t make it to the run but still want to support the cause? That’s great! You can make donations at anytime!

Cancer Bites: June recipe / Honey Mustard Chopped Chicken Salad

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There’s something about summertime that calls for bright salads and chilled beverages. Luckily, Alaska’s long summer days make for the perfect produce growing season, another reason to get creative with easy, thrown-together dinners chock-full of Alaska Grown nutrients. Our June edition of Cancer Bites features a recipe that could easily become your new go-to this summer, and beyond.

Packed with flavors of feta, tomato and red onion, this Honey Mustard Chicken Chopped Salad also provides a healthy dose of protein, phytonutrients and vitamins. Lycopene is an antioxidant found in tomatoes, while inulin is found in onions and has been shown to help prevent the development of colon cancer. We hope you try this recipe and we’d love to hear your thoughts on our Facebook page. Enjoy!

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