A TOAST FOR THE CURE IS COMING AUGUST 15 2015
On August 15th Annual Toast for the Cure is holding our 4th event taking place at the chic District 28 from 6PM-10PM!
The night will be filled me great food, laughter, fashion and not to mention amazing entertainment. We hope to see you at this year's event. Ticket's will be going on sale very soon. So please stay tuned.
This year's event is dedicated to a very special woman, Chandra Deen. Who the founder, Nadia Rampertab had the pleasure of calling her aunt. She was a woman with a kind soul and loving heart.
Let's make this year a success in Chandra's Honour!
We are using our personal passion to help fight cancer!
We are proud to be raising funds to support the fight against cancer. The money we raise will help the Canadian Cancer Society fund life-saving cancer research, offer vital information on cancer and provide compassionate support services to people living with cancer and their families.
If you want to read more about how your donation helps, check out the "Where your money goes" link above.
Thanks for your support!
What is cancer?
Tumours can be either benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Benign tumour cells stay in one place in the body and are not usually life-threatening.
Malignant tumour cells are able to invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body. Cancer cells that spread to other parts of the body are called metastases.
The first sign that a malignant tumour has spread (metastasized) is often swelling of nearby lymph nodes, but cancer can metastasize to almost any part of the body. It is important to find malignant tumours as early as possible.
Cancers are named after the part of the body where they start. For example, cancer that starts in the bladder but spreads to the lung is called bladder cancer with lung metastases.
How to reduce cancer risk
Risk reduction is taking action to lower one's risk of developing cancer. Risk can be increased or decreased by lifestyle choices and the kind of environment a person lives and works in. About half of all cancers can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the public.
Reducing your riskTo help reduce your risk of developing cancer, follow these general steps:
- Be a non-smoker and avoid second-hand smoke.
- Keep a healthy body weight. Be active and eat well.
- Know the risks of alcohol. The less you drink, the more you reduce your risk.
- Protect your skin. Be safe in the sun and don’t use tanning beds or lamps.
- Get enough vitamin D from the sun, supplements and your diet.
- Know your body and watch for signs of cancer.
- Report any changes in your health to your doctor.
- Get screened and help find cancer early.
- Check your family’s cancer history.
- Understand how hormones and infections affect your cancer risk.
- Get rid of harmful substances at work and at home.