Anchorage News

Last-minute gift guide for people in treatment and caregivers

 

It’s all too easy to let time slip away and before you know it, tis the night before Christmas and you still have presents to buy! If you’re a last-minute shopper seeking great gift ideas for people undergoing treatment or for your support systems at home, you’ve come to the right place!

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Low-impact ways to get out in the winter

Get out and get active this winter

 

Even when it’s cold, especially when it’s cold, it’s important to stay active. So many of our favorite winter activities are high-impact and difficult to enjoy when undergoing treatment. Get creative and find new ways to stay in shape. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

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Breathe easy, Alaska

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Photo credit: American Lung Association Alaska 

 

Last weekend we were honored to join in the American Lung Association for their Breathe Easy Breakfast at the Bill Sheffield Alaska Railroad Depot. The brunch and fundraiser brought together supporters of the American Lung Association to focus on the mission of breathing easier.

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Holidays without the hustle

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The holidays can be exhausting for everyone. This year, make a commitment to do the holidays without the hustle. If you’re in treatment and don’t have the stamina for your usual holiday festivities, there are still things you can do to honor your traditions and celebrate with your family.

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Cancer Bites: November Recipe // Spiced Pumpkin Soup with Carrot and Sweet Potato

Pumpkin soup

 

If you’re ready to fully embrace the holidays, this recipe is the way to do it. It checks all the boxes of a winter recipe with pumpkin, sweet potato, carrot and spices. It even has great potential health benefits. Pumpkin has many health benefits, one being that it is rich in beta-carotene; beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant. Research has suggested that a diet rich in beta-carotene may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

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