Rally Against Breast Cancer on 10/29 in Fort Lauderdale
Join us for a unique gathering of health enthusiasts and compassionate individuals, as we come together to make a powerful statement about breast cancer prevention. On October 29 at History Fort Lauderdale, we invite the community to a vibrant and FREE rally titled “Drumming Against Breast Cancer.” This event is part of the monthly SoFlo Vegans UNITE initiative, which advocates the incredible potential of a plant-based diet in reducing breast cancer risk.
Stephanie McBurnett, a registered dietitian from the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, will be among the distinguished guests at this event. We aim to spread the message that adopting a low-fat plant-based diet, abundant in fruits, vegetables, grains, and beans, can significantly lower the risk of breast cancer and offer benefits to breast cancer survivors.
Sean Russell, who transitioned to a vegan lifestyle in 2013 and founded SoFlo Vegans in 2017, will also be present to share his insights into building a thriving vegan community in South Florida.
The rally will take place at History Fort Lauderdale, 231 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301, starting at noon. Adding to the energy of the event, talented drummers from Dillard High School and Northeast High School will be performing.
The event also includes a ticketed component that runs from 1 until 5 p.m. Attendees can take part in an interactive game show, food demonstration, and panel discussion on health and wellness. VIP ticket holders also receive a delicious Vegan lunch and tote bag with goodies and discount coupons.
Breast cancer is a serious concern, with approximately 42,000 women and 500 men losing their lives to this disease each year in the United States. It disproportionately affects Black women, who have a higher rate of breast cancer-related mortality compared to white women. In 2023, it is projected that there will be around 22,670 new cases of breast cancer and 3,170 breast cancer-related deaths in Florida, according to the American Cancer Society.
The Physicians Committee’s Let’s Beat Breast Cancer Campaign promotes a comprehensive approach to reducing breast cancer risk, focusing on four key aspects:
- Embrace a whole food, plant-based diet.
- Engage in regular exercise.
- Limit alcohol consumption.
- Maintain a healthy weight.
At the rally, our participants will encourage passersby to join the Let’s Beat Breast Cancer campaign by signing up and taking the first steps towards these four vital aspects. You’ll receive an all-inclusive Getting Started Guide and e-Cookbook with access to informative videos, delectable recipes, resources, and “breast-ever” tips for mastering these four steps.
Visit LetsBeatBreastCancer.org to explore more about the rallies organized by the Physicians Committee across the nation, all in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Pledge today to help reduce breast cancer incidence and be a part of the solution.
Founded in 1985, the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting preventive medicine, conducting clinical research, and advocating for higher standards in ethics and effectiveness in education and research.
SoFlo Vegans is dedicated to making South Florida a global hotspot for Veganism. They host events, produce podcasts and videos, and keep everyone informed about what’s happening in the South Florida Vegan community.
For more information, visit:https://soflovegans.com/