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It’s Movember!

We’re having our very own “Movember Movement” at Generation Green!

For the month of November a portion of proceeds on our men’s line of products, will be donated to Cancer Care Manitoba.

We are also donating a gift basket, valued at over $300.00 and filled with enough goodies, that you will be able to cut that Christmas shopping list substantially! Tickets are $10.00 for a sheet of 25, and all money raised will be donated too.  You can get a tax receipt for any donation of $15.00 or more.  You also get a little treat donated from Made for Boys when you buy tickets.

You will find resource information on Cancer prevention, as well as Prostate Cancer and Skin Cancer.

A great time to get some early Christmas shopping done!

In, On & Around!

Today I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 22nd annual, Guardian Angel Benefit for Women’s Cancer.

The centrepieces
The centrepieces

The theme this year was Manitoba’s largest Tea Party! Such a lovely, classy setting was created for a crowd of 1400, that were mostly women. We sipped our tea, from authentic tea cups (that were donated with stories attached of their history) and in true high tea fashion, nibbled on tiny sandwiches and scones with jams.  To have this time with some of my closest friends, was really special, especially when you hear the statistics that 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, which is the most common amongst women.  I unfortunately already have known friends to have had this diagnosis, but thankfully they are survivors.

20131027_161920The guest speaker this year was Fran Drescher, who created and starred in “The Nanny”.  Fran was so inspiring with her personal story of  diagnosis and survival.  She spoke so honestly and openly, and I seriously could have listened to her all day. Fran has created a movement called “Cancer Schmancer” and wrote a best-selling book likewise titled.

Fran’s focus is not on a cure but rather on prevention, as prevention starts the cure! Early detection is what is needed, and in order to do that we need to start by questioning what is going in, on, and around our bodies!  Just start with one area, and it will create a domino affect in your life.

Becoming aware of what exactly I was putting on & in my body, as well as using to clean my home, was exactly where I started almost 6 years ago.   I didn’t have Fran’s thinking of cancer prevention, but more out of fear and grasping for some control. Due to my own health scare with first being diagnosed with a rare type of uterine cancer, having to have a complete hysterectomy, then finding out what presented as cancer initially, was rare type of tumour, but thankfully not cancer. It is though what got my ball rolling, I didn’t know what was the cause, so I wanted to make sure I was doing all I could to protect myself, and my family.

Cancer Survivors were the models in the fashion show. They all looked amazing!
Cancer Survivors were the models in the fashion show. They all looked amazing!

Fast forward to a year ago when I decided to open Generation Green.  My intention was to try to let others know there were safer alternatives to some conventional products.   Creating awareness though is the first step. I personally believed for the longest of time, that someone had to have my best interest at heart, and there is no way that a potential carcinogen could be in my shampoo! We should not have to live fearfully, we should demand products that are safe, and we can only do this by the choices we make.  Every purchase is a vote basically for what will stay on the shelf, so think about it and read the ingredients before you purchase. My health is nothing I take for granted, and neither should you.  Take control, and become aware of the “In/On & Around”.

 “From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.”  ~Catalan Proverb

Silent Auction donations were over the top!
Silent Auction donations were over the top!

Did you know…According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the highest levels of airborne Formaldehyde have been detected in indoor air where it is released from various consumer products. Formaldehyde is a known human carcinogen, causing various types of cancer.

Fran’s website has some great tips on cancer prevention, check them out here.