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“I am SO proud of you!”
…I told my boyfriend one night a few weeks back. Craig had just arrived home from work and we were sitting down to dinner, catching up on the day.
“The lobby at work smelled like a Febreze factory!” he had just told me.“So I emailed someone and said that we need to get those out of the bathrooms. That we just can’t be exposing our athletes, clients, and employees to potentially carcinogenic chemicals.”
Craig works for a company that trains elite and professional athletes, military operators, and corporate wellness clients worldwide. In the name of health and for the sake of the thousands of people who walk through the front doors and into that lobby, he knew they could do better.
My heart skipped a beat. Is there anything more romantic than environmental health advocacy?
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We all want the same thing
On January 12th, 2016 in his final State of the Union address, President Obama announced a national "moon shot" effort to cure cancer, stating, “For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.” You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone unwilling to get behind that cause. You’re a statistical anomaly if your life hasn’t, in some way, been touched by the disease – especially breast cancer.
- Excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers, breast cancer tops the charts with more than 234,000 new cases expected in the United States in 2015 (1), accounting for just under 30% of newly diagnosed cancers in women (2).
- Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, the second leading cause of cancer death in women after lung cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer death in women worldwide(3).
- One in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime(3).
Here’s another staggering statistic that may be a little less ingrained in your mind:Read More »