Power of Pink Roundup

First of all, I’d like to thank everyone for participating in this event. Breast Cancer Awareness means a lot to me and my family.

I recently signed up for the Army of Women. This group allows you to participate in Breast Cancer Research. Basically, when studies come up, you will receive an email detailing the study and requirements for participants. If you’re interested, you respond to the email. If not, you can forward it to friends or family members or just delete it. There is not obligation but it can provide a concrete way to participate in Breast Cancer Research. Check out their FAQ site for more information.

As promised here are some common myths about Breast Cancer (from Women’s Health on about.com).

Myth: I’m too young to worry about breast cancer.
Fact: While it’s true that your breast cancer risk increases as you get older, the fact is that women of all ages are at risk for developing breast cancer.

Myth: There’s never been a case of breast cancer in my family so I don’t need to worry about it happening to me.
Fact: The truth is the majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a family history of this devastating cancer. However, if your mother, sister, or grandmother ever had breast cancer your risk is significantly increased.

Myth: I don’t have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene so I’m sure breast cancer is not in my future.
Fact: Don’t fool yourself! Not having a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene does not mean you won’t get breast cancer. Actually, the truth is that almost all women (90 to 95 percent) diagnosed with breast cancer have neither a family history nor mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, according to the American Cancer Society.

Myth: The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer had more than one risk factor prior to diagnosis.
Fact: All women are at risk for developing breast cancer whether they have known risk factors. In fact, the majority of breast cancer patients had no known risk factors, other than being female, for this frightening disease.

Myth: Breast cancer is preventable.
Fact: Although a drug classified as an antiestrogen called, Tamoxifen may decrease breast cancer risk in certain women, the cause of breast cancer remains unknown and is not completely preventable. The real key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment.

Myth: Having yearly mammograms will expose me to too much radiation and cancer will occur as a result.
Fact: According to the American College of Radiology, the benefits of annual mammograms far outweigh any risks that may occur because of the minute amount of radiation used during this screening and diagnostic procedure.

Myth: I’m not going to breastfeed because breastfeeding would increase my risk of getting breast cancer.
Fact: Just the opposite is true. Breastfeeding may actually decrease the risk of perimenopausal breast cancer.

Now for the roundup. I got a great variety of entries from an international crowd!

Yasmeen from Health Nut in Cleveland, Ohio, made a Rose Berry Banana Soy Smoothie

Lubna from Yummy Food in Bangalore, India, made a Vegan Strawberry Milkshake

Karen from Loves To Eat in Tampa, Florida, made Chocolate-Chocolate-Chip Cookies

Stephanie from Confessions of a City Eater in Boston, Massachusetts, made Kiss Cookies for Breast Cancer

Priyasuresh from Priya’s Easy N Tasty Recipes in Paris, France made a Sugar Free Strawberry Yogurt Smoothie

Ning from Heart and Hearth in Manila, Philippines made Easy Strawberry Muffins

Ricki from Diet, Dessert and Dogs in Toronto, Canada made Raspberry Coconut Coffee Cake

Nazarina from Giddy Gastronome in Denver, Colorado made Pink Soap

Ivy from Kopiaste… to Greek Hospitality in Athens, Greece made Watermelon Mousse

Susan from Food Blogga in San Diego, California made Cranberry, Banana, and Honey Smoothies in her new Blender

Mike from Mike’s Table in Florida made Fig and Goat Cheese Swirl Ice Cream

Clara from i♥cuppycakes! in California made Power of Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Carrie from Carrie’s Sweet Life in the Twin Cities, Minnesota made Whoopie Pies

Sara from Lemon Pepper in Indianapolis, Indiana made Strawberry Cupcakes

Susan from My Life’s Joys in Pennsylvania made Death By Chocolate Cupcakes

Julie from Designer by Day, Dreamer by Night in Chesapeake, Virginia made A Very Pink Halloween

Hanne Sofie from Freshlymade in Copenhagen, Denmark made Pink Cupcakes

I also made quite a few things to help promote my blogging event. I hope no one minds that I submitted recipes for my own event… I made Pink Cupcake Bites

Pink M&M Treats, and …

M&M Cookies.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in my blogging event! Watch for CB’s giveaway to be randomly selected sometime soon.

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23 Responses to “Peanut Butter and Co Giveaway”

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    PowerCakes — January 3, 2012 at 5:07 am

    On a daily basis I eat oats, chia seeds, coconut oil, and protein powder! I call it a power breakfast! 😉

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    PowerCakes — January 3, 2012 at 5:09 am

    Tweeted it! @powercakes

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    Betsy — January 3, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I tweeted! @dancerkitchen

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    Erin D. — January 3, 2012 at 5:15 am

    I have a bagel During my work commute, but I’m a cereal girl on the weekends. 🙂

    I’m kteerin@yahoo.com, btw. Thanks!

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    Jason — January 3, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I eat oatmeal made with almond milk, 1tbsp peanut butter, 1tsp chia seed, 1tsp flax meal, 1tsp wheat germ and a sliced banana. Oh and of course coffee (decaf after the workout)

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    Jason — January 3, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I tweeted the statement out from @cooktraineatrce

    Thank you for hosting.

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    Anne — January 3, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I typically eat milk and cereal.

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — January 3, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I’m a cereal girl 🙂 I really want to try the white chocolate one. Our local store carries them all except that one.

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    Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} — January 3, 2012 at 10:46 am

    I tweeted! @katrinaskitchen

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    Kayleigh — January 3, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    For breakfast I usually have oatmeal and peanut butter! I love peanut butter 😉

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    Matteson@ Healthy High Schooler — January 3, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    I always eat oatmeal with granola and a spoonful of nut butter on top! 🙂

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    Matteson@ Healthy High Schooler — January 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I tweeted! @HealthyHS

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    Kattreena — January 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Hi! My name is Kattreena! On a daily basis, I eat oatmeal for breakfast! I love adding a banana, blueberries, honey, and chopped walnuts! Recently I’ve begun adding flaxseed and chia seeds! Delicious and super healthy!

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    Brooke — January 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    I typically eat a Bagel-ful or oatmeal with pumpkin added in.

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    Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's — January 3, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I eat oatmeal with a scoop of granola and a spoonful of peanut butter & co 🙂

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    Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's — January 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    I tweeted! @cupcakekellys

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — January 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I am boring and have an English muffin with jam and a banana everyday. I drink a glass of soy milk too.

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    jean — January 3, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I normally have a smoothie or pumpkin oatmeal. I love their peanut butter!

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    Jenny — January 3, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    An Apple!

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    Carrie — January 3, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I change my breakfast daily.

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    Heather — January 4, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Probably hard boiled eggs, fruit or yogurt. I change it up here and there.

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    The Rookie Baker — January 4, 2012 at 1:21 am

    I don’t eat breakfast that often, but when I do, I go for scrambled eggs with toast.

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    Teri B — January 4, 2012 at 3:10 am

    Bacon the weekend. Greek Yogurt during the week.

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