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Mushroom Council Giveaway

by Laura

From now until November 15, select retailers nationwide will be selling mushrooms in pink containers in recognition of breast cancer research and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Since 2002, the Mushroom Council has invested more than $750,000 in grants to City of Hope for research on mushrooms and cancer.

This fall, the Council will provide an additional $50,000 to continue funding this important research.  City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases and is designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute.
Did you know?

  • Mushrooms are low in sodium and calories, fat and cholesterol-free
  • Mushrooms can be an effective substitute for meats thanks to their hearty and fulfilling nature
  • Mushrooms are the only item in the produce aisle to provide vitamin D, and one of the few non-fortified food sources
  •  All mushrooms contain vitamin D, but growers also have the ability to increase D levels by exposing mushrooms to ultraviolet light
  • These friendly fungi provide critical nutrients like energizing B vitamins, potassium and powerful antioxidants including ergothionene and selenium
  • Mushrooms are already low in sodium, plus their umami counterbalances saltiness which allows less salt to be used in a dish, without compromising flavor
  • Mushrooms are a kitchen staple: they can star as the feature ingredient, or pair with any dish. Try them every day, in every way
You can join me tomorrow Tuesday October 4 in the Mushroom Council #gno Twitter party from 9-11 ET to chat about balancing health, wellness & breast cancer awareness.  Should be fun so be sure to RVSP!  Check who else will be at the party:
@MushroomChannel@doughmesstic, @FoodforMyFamily,
@fujimama@goodLifeEats@alisonlewis, @aggieskitchen,
@cookincanuck@bellalimento@cookinlean,  @jylmomIF,
@Dadventurous@troypattee@MomItForward
I am a huge mushroom fan!  Here are some of the recipes that I love to make using mushrooms!

There are also some   “Cooking Against Cancer” recipes available at the City of Hope Facebook Super Foods tab.

The Mushroom Council has provided a give away for one lucky winner RMK reader.  The package, valued at $100 retail,  includes:
• Mushroom slicer
• Cuisinart Chef’s Classic Stainless Saute Pan with Cover (5 Quart)
• Book: “MyPlate for Moms, How to Feed Yourself & Your Family Better”

To enter you can:
• Follow @MushroomChannel on Twitter and leave a comment on this post telling me you did
• Like the Mushroom Channel Facebook page and leave a comment on this post telling me you did
• Leave a comment on this post telling me “How you support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and cancer prevention?”
You may enter until Tuesday Oct. 11 at 10 pm (MST).
Disclosure: I was compensated for my participation in the Mushroom Council campaign.

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30 comments

mandy October 11, 2011 - 9:15 am

I buy pink!

denise r October 11, 2011 - 8:31 am

I liked the mushroom channel FB page

erin October 5, 2011 - 6:30 am

encouraging family and friends to perform self breast exams!

cwaltz October 4, 2011 - 10:21 pm

I support breast cancer awareness by reminding my friends to do their self exams and get their mammograms.

Elizabeth October 4, 2011 - 8:18 pm

Great cause. Thank you for dedicating this post!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 4, 2011 - 8:04 pm

I ran a 5k for Breast Cancer Awareness

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 4, 2011 - 8:02 pm

I follow Mushroom Channel on twitter

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts October 4, 2011 - 8:02 pm

I love mushrooms!! I like Mushroom Channel on facebook

kathy steadman October 4, 2011 - 12:36 am

I buy pink items @ grocery store.

Dezi A October 3, 2011 - 11:05 pm

I support by buying the pink items at the grocery store. 🙂

Dezi A October 3, 2011 - 11:04 pm

I like them on FB.

Dezi A October 3, 2011 - 11:04 pm

I follow them on twitter now. @dezroute

Casey Christensen October 3, 2011 - 8:32 pm

My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so we support breast cancer awareness by participating in the Race for the cure.

Casey Christensen October 3, 2011 - 8:31 pm

My mom is a breast cancer survivor, so we support breast cancer awareness also. We do the Race for the Cure.

Tara October 3, 2011 - 8:05 pm

I wear a pink ribbon bracelet and make sure I do my monthly exams and encourage family to do the same.

SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen October 3, 2011 - 7:11 pm

My mom is a breast cancer survivor. We support breast cancer awareness by purchasing products that give proceeds to breast cancer research as well as by participating in Race for the Cure.

Kim October 3, 2011 - 5:21 pm

I liked the Mushroom Channel on Facebook.

Kim October 3, 2011 - 5:21 pm

I support Breast Cancer Awareness by buying pink ribbon items also.

Susan @ The Royal Cook October 3, 2011 - 4:57 pm

I support Breast Cancer Awareness by buying pink ribbon items. 🙂

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions October 3, 2011 - 2:55 pm

Follow mushroom channel on twitter

Heather of Kitchen Concoctions October 3, 2011 - 2:52 pm

I support breast cancer awareness by making an annual donation.

mary fanara coleman October 3, 2011 - 12:46 pm

I support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and cancer prevention by having my mammogram in October.

mary fanara coleman October 3, 2011 - 12:45 pm

I Like the Mushroom Channel Facebook page

Shelley C October 3, 2011 - 12:35 pm

RAts…have to re-enter because of an error.
I wrote that I’ve participated in Awareness walks and by buying pink ribbon products. In the future, I may make a quilted item to be auctioned off…
Having breast cancer in the family has opened my eyes to this desease.

Nicole Peck October 3, 2011 - 11:29 am

My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, so we’ve spent the last little while being very aware of breast cancer treatments and the importance of early detection with yearly mammograms (which was how hers was caught).

Crystal October 3, 2011 - 10:53 am

I promote breast cancer awareness by buying everything with a pink ribbon that I can whenever I visit the store! My 4-year-old son thinks it’s fun to buy pink stuff anyway, but don’t tell his dad that 🙂

Debbie P October 3, 2011 - 10:04 am

I support Breast Cancer Awareness Month and cancer prevention by supporting companies who donate money to the cause. I know several women who have had Breast Cancer, and I would like to see more people donating money to help fund research.

gina October 3, 2011 - 8:55 am

i like The Mushroom Channel on facebook!

Cheryl S. October 3, 2011 - 8:09 am

How do I promote breast cancer awareness? I do try to grab all the pink ribbon stuff I can in the grocery store when I see it. I plan to post on Facebook sometime during the month as well.

Cheryl S. October 3, 2011 - 8:08 am

Following @mushroomchannel on Twitter!

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