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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,

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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.

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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.

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DIY Herb Garden

Spring has sprung and there is no better time to plant a garden. Not your bag? It’s easier than you might think. An herb garden can be as simple as some dirt, a few seeds and a pot! They’re a great way to venture into the world of gardening because they’re easy, convenient and can be grown in a container. PLUS growing your own herbs saves you money and may even inspire a new recipe.

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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,

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Surprisingly Decadent Brownies (Healthy, Whole Wheat & One Bowl!)

Recipe adapted from twohealthykitchens.com

This one-bowl nutritious recipe is the perfect treat for your Valentine, Galentine, or to satisfy your chocolate craving any day.

If you try this recipe, be sure to tag us on social media! @UniteforHER

Ingredients:

· 2/3 cup packed brown sugar

· ½ cup whole wheat pastry flour (or all-purpose whole wheat flour)

· 1/3 cup cocoa powder

· ¼ tsp.

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Upgrade Your Protein with Rastelli’s

If you’re a Unite for HER Alum or a new member to HER community, you likely know Michele and I – as your Culinary Nutrition Team – are all about educating our community about the benefit of eating more wholesome, plant-based foods. But as we always say at our Wellness Days, this does not mean we all have to become vegetarian or vegan. Many of us will continue to make animal-based protein choices alongside nourishing foods,

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Boosting your Immune System

Source: Eat Pretty Every Day by Jolene Hart

As we tend to stay inside throughout the cold months, your body is not receiving as much light or fresh air, and you may be more susceptible to colds, dryness, or inflammation. Each winter, you may find it helpful to evaluate your routine and determine how you can boost your immune system through nutrition and self-care, using ingredients you may already have at home.

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