October is a very exciting month for many reasons – pumpkins, costumes, football games, etc. But it’s also an important month for one very special reason. I’ll give you a hint…think PINK!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and according to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, about 207,090 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women in the United States this year. That’s a scary statistic, but the good news is that there so many foundations, blogs, and, of course, books out there dedicated to keeping people informed and to providing support to those experiencing the disease, firsthand.
On Lulu, we are lucky enough to have some great titles right at our fingertips! Whether you have been personally touched by breast cancer or are just looking for a way to contribute to the cause, here are a couple of books that may be just what you’re looking for.
When a mastectomy, radiation and chemotherapy couldn’t stop Meg Wolff’s breast cancer in 1999, doctors told her to “prepare her soul.” Instead, she took a leap of faith … in herself, by giving an unconventional approach – a diet based on whole grains, vegetables and beans – a try. Now vibrantly healthy, Meg is living proof that changing your diet can indeed Save. Your. Life. This is her candid story of overcoming first bone cancer and a leg amputation, then a second cancer crisis – ultimately healing herself physically and emotionally, restoring her marriage and finding happiness. With its recipes, healing menu plans and wealth of helpful resources, this book inspires others to do the same.
Eat for the Cure
This cookbook represents the combined love, energy and passion of a group of women and men dedicated to the discovery of a cure for breast cancer. The recipes are a compilation of original recipes and recipes passed down through generations. The contributions come from a diverse community of women from across the country who have pooled their resources, energy, time and love of food into creating something that is greater than the sum of its parts. So, we invite you to break bread with us. Choose one of our recipes, Invite your friends and family over to nourish your bodies and celebrate life, and eat, Eat for the Cure!