Fall is here and that means it’s officially soup season! There’s nothing more comforting than a piping hot bowl of soup and this month our mouths are watering for this red lentil soup. It’s full of veggies and all the warm flavors of the season.
Do you like a warm drink to get you through the day? What if that warm drink could support an Alaskan going through cancer? We’re excited to announce that we are partnering with Kaladi Brothers Coffee during the month of October to support Alaskans who need lodging while undergoing cancer treatment, known as the Lodging Crisis Fund.
Is your freezer packed full of this season’s bounty? Whether you caught it yourself, a friend gave it to you or you picked it up at your favorite fish market, many Alaskans are enjoying freezers full of freshly caught cod. We have the perfect recipe for you this month that’s delicious and supports prostate health. Garlic lemon cod is packed full of the healthy omega 3 fatty acids that your body craves.
On Saturday, Sept. 29 Anchorage will come together for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Run & Walk. Patients, survivors, caregivers and people who care about making progress in breast cancer research and treatment will spend the day celebrating and encouraging each other. You can register online for the walk/run or sign up at the check-in table on the day of the event.
When something that affects one in nine men is 99 percent treatable and easily detected, it seems like a no-brainer to get screened. Know the signs of prostate cancer, get your screening and encourage all the men in your life to get checked as well. Here are a few more things you can do for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness for this highly treatable disease.
Get screened! Screening guidelines for prostate cancer were updated in 2017. If you have a family history of prostate cancer, start your regular screenings at age 40. If you’re African-American, start your screenings at 45. If you have no family history of prostate cancer and you’re not African-American, you can wait until you’re 50.
Share your story. You never know what will help someone make the choice to get screened. Share your story on social media, bring it up in conversation and make sure everyone in your life knows why it’s important to get screened.
Give. Although many breakthroughs have been made in prostate cancer research, there is still so much to learn. Find an organization like the Prostate Cancer Foundation to donate to this month.