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Join WUSA-TV & Walk To End Breast Cancer

Join WUSA-TV & Walk To End Breast Cancer

 

As many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We all have been touched by this disease indirectly or directly including JC Hayward, and it's for this reason that WUSA-TV and JCHAYWARD.COM wants to make a difference in the community by walking towards a cure.

WUSA-TV will be walking and raising money in October for our local American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event, which takes place on Saturday, October 20 at 10 a.m. at the National Sylvan Theater on the National Mall in D.C.

Walk to honor breast cancer survivors and remember our loved ones who lost their battle.

Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer

Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer

What: Kids receiving treatment for cancer help author Danielle Cook Navidi prepare recipes from her new cookbook, “Happily Hungry: Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer,” written for them and children like them.

Who: Danielle Cook Navidi’s son Fabien was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at age 11 in 2004. From his experience she wrote this thoroughly researched, beautifully photographed cookbook full of recipes that are easy on the stomach and high in nutrition. 

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger to Support Pink Jams!

Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger to Support Pink Jams!

According to BreastCancer.org, roughly 1 out of every 8 women in America will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that, annually, over 200,000 women are diagnosed with the disease in this country, and approximately 40,000 die from it. With October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge, and Thunder Burger & Bar will be teaming up to help the cause by participating in the Pink Jams! “Take a Bite Out of Breast Cancer” annual awareness program.

“We are happy to be able to participate in this yearly awareness program, and to help out this great charity,” says Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef at both the Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge and Thunder Burger & Bar. “It’s a serious disease, and we can all benefit by helping to bring it to an end.”

5 Reasons to Choose Grass-Fed Beef Burgers

5 Reasons to Choose Grass-Fed Beef Burgers

 

There’s been a shift in this country when it comes to beef. Many people are seeking out grass-fed beef, because of all the benefits that it provides over grain-fed varieties. Grass-fed beef is popping up on store shelves, as well as in restaurants. While it’s not widely available, restaurants such as Thunder Burger, located in Georgetown, have been serving it up to their customers, taking pride in the higher quality beef that their burgers are made of.

“You haven’t enjoyed a great tasting burger until you have had a grass-fed beef burger,” explains Ryan Fichter, Executive Chef of Thunder Burger and Bodega Spanish Tapas & Lounge.  “There’s simply no comparison and once people try it they always want that standard. It’s a better burger all the way around.”

Here are 5 reasons to choose grass-fed beef burgers over grain fed:

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

5 Ingredients Lurking in Beauty Products That Should Be Avoided

When it comes to picking out makeup, women often flock to the “it” brands they read about in magazines, but what exactly lurks in these “it” brands? Parabens? Synthetic fragrances? Sulfates? What defines the products you love may ultimately be negatively affecting the state of your skin and hair.

Through extensive research, EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics discovered which ingredients may cause harm in the long run. Avoiding such ingredients all together, EnvyDerm brings all-natural products to your eyes and lips using healthy and rare elements that have been overlooked by other cosmetic companies.

What ingredients has EnvyDerm purposefully overlooked for your safety? EnvyDerm High Performance Cosmetics wants to make you aware of 5 ingredients you want to avoid in your eye and lip products:

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

JC Hayward Hosts 13th Annual 50+ Expo

 

The Beacon, a family-owned newspaper dedicated to providing useful information to people 50 and over,  is hosting the 13th Annual 50+Expo.

NOVA-Woodbridge Plans 5K Race, Fun Run & Health Expo

NOVA-Woodbridge Plans 5K Race, Fun Run & Health Expo

The Woodbridge Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will host a 5-kilometer race, 1-mile family fun run/walk, and free Health and Wellness Expo on Oct. 7.

The day will start at 8 a.m. with a 5-kilometer race and 1-mile family fun run/walk. The race begins at Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center and ends at the Woodbridge Campus. Awards will be given for the fastest in each age group, fastest female, fastest male, fastest overall and fastest team. For registration information, go to www.nvcc.edu/foundation and click on the logo for Hustle2Health.

The Health and Wellness Expo will run from 8 a.m. to noon at the Woodbridge Campus, 15200 Neabsco Mills Road. The community is invited to visit booths staffed by local businesses, gyms, medical practices, food vendors and more. Attendees will enjoy musical entertainment and fitness demonstrations from yoga to martial arts.