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Volkswagen Employees and Dealers Raise Funds to Support Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patients, New Program at Weill Cornell Medicine

New York City, NY – Volkswagen employees and dealers have teamed up with Pennsylvania-based non-profit Unite for HER to launch a new program to support breast and ovarian cancer patients in underserved areas. Volkswagen dealerships in the northeast raised more than $53,000 to support the national expansion of Unite for HER, enabling the nonprofit organization to establish a new outreach program at Weill Cornell Medicine. This unique collaboration focuses on supporting patients in Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, with integrative therapies at no personal cost.

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Healthy Beauty Basics: Safe Sunscreen

Today’s most natural sunscreens contain the active ingredients Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide or a combination of both. They usually come in an opaque lotion and use heavy carrier oils to resist being washed off. While they may not be the most convenient or the most glamorous – they’re usually the safest. Keep in mind, there’s no sun protection on earth that compares to the shade of a palm tree, a sassy, wide-brimmed sun hat, big UV sunglasses or tightly-woven clothing. Many safe sunscreen options can be found at retailers like Whole Foods, Walgreens, and Amazon.

What to Look For When Shopping:

  • Broad Spectrum protection
  • Uncoated, non-nano mineral-based active ingredients
  • Natural, plant-based inactive ingredients
  • Reef-safe

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Is your sunscreen safe? Research your favorite brands in the 2020 “Safer Sunscreen Guide” by The Environmental Working Group. This comprehensive guide rates sunscreen products on the market and is  a trusted resource for healthy beauty products.

Written by Danielle Messina with contributions by Jolene Hart.

Unite for HER and author are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, action, application or preparation, to any person reading or following the information in this article. References are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources. Readers should be aware that the products listed in this article may change.

Unite for HER Wellness Program Expands Nationwide, Supporting Breast and Ovarian Cancer Patients Across US

West Chester, PA – May 4, 2021 – Breast and ovarian cancer patients throughout the United States will be eligible to receive free integrative therapies and resources through the Unite for HER Wellness Program thanks to a new national expansion of the program.

“We are honored to be able to offer this impactful program to those with breast and ovarian cancers across the country,” said Susan Weldon, founder and CEO of Unite for HER. “We’ve seen how integrative therapies like professional counseling, meditation and yoga, supportive fitness programs, and nutrition can transform patients’ lives through our work in the Philadelphia region. The pandemic required us to adapt our operations, programming, and delivery model , which actually allowed us to grow. It is our goal to empower every person through their treatment and beyond, and this expansion is the first step.”

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Unite for HER and author are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, action, application or preparation, to any person reading or following the information in this article. References are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources. Readers should be aware that the products listed in this article may change.

Festive Treats for St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from Unite for HER! Our Registered Dietitians are excited to share these festive and green-hued recipes to celebrate with. Let us know if you try them!

Lucky Four-Leaf Clover Smoothie

Adapted from original recipe by detoxinista.com

Ingredients:

· 1 ¾ cup of any type non-dairy milk, unsweetened (almond, oat, cashew, soy, macadamia), cow’s milk, or water

· ¼ avocado, pitted

· 1 handful fresh baby spinach

· ¼ teaspoon pure peppermint extract

· 5 Medjool dates, pitted

· 1 to 2 large handfuls of ice

Instructions:

1. Combine liquid (unsweetened non-dairy milk, cow’s milk, or water), avocado, spinach, peppermint extract, and dates and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust any flavoring as needed, but keep in mind that the flavor will be diluted slightly when you add the ice in the next step.

2. Add the ice and blend again, until the smoothie is as thick as you’d like. Serve right away.

Lemon Basil Daiquiri (Mocktail)

Ingredients:

  • 8 basil leaves

  • Juice of 2 large lemons

  • 1 Tbsp. sugar

  • 1 Tbsp. water

  • Handful of ice

Instructions:

  1. Blend until smooth

  2. Pour into your favorite daiquiri glass

  3. Garnish with basil leaf

 

Unite for HER and author are not responsible for any specific health or allergy needs that may require medical supervision and are not liable for any damages or negative consequences from any treatment, action, application or preparation, to any person reading or following the information in this article. References are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute endorsement of any websites or other sources. Readers should be aware that the products listed in this article may change.