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HEALTHY INSIGHTS Healthier HOLIDAYS While the holiday season might encourage you to "Eat, drink and be merry," this time of the year might be better described as "Eat, sit and be harried." Here are a few ways to ensure your health habits don't take a tumble this season. WORKOUT TO CONQUER CANCER Join us for a full day of upbeat, group exercise classes for all fitness levels on April 25, 2015. Register today at www.workouttoconquer cancer.ca or call 604-675-8245. * YOU CAN make your own lighter versions of seasonal treats. Instead of bingeing on high-calorie foods, plan for a few splurges on your favourites so you won't feel deprived. * YOU CAN get active with your family and friends by taking a walk, getting guest passes to the gym or doing a few laps at your local community centre's indoor pool. Don't use your busy holiday schedule as an excuse for not exercising. * YOU CAN try a simpliļ¬ed holiday season that makes people, not stuff, a priority. It will help you relax and be thankful for what you have instead of using your busy holiday schedule as an excuse for not exercising. A Gift to Last a Lifetime The holidays are a season of giving, but many children tend to focus on the spirit of getting. In some ways, who can blame them? Television and other media outlets herald all the cool toys and games kids should want. There's nothing wrong with giving your children special gifts during the holiday season, but it's also a great opportunity to teach them about giving. No matter what your faith or personal beliefs, being charitable is a trait to cherish. Help kids understand the act of giving by making it tangible. Identify what matters most to them and then help them decide how to give, whether through donations or volunteering their time. Suggest they set aside a portion of 4 PARTNERS IN DISCOVERY their allowance and let them personally donate it to a local charity. Or, take them with you to volunteer at a community outreach activity. Children will recognize how good it feels to help, and you'll be teaching them that it really is better to give than to receive. GIVE AT ANY AGE To learn how you and a budding philanthropist you know can support life-saving research at the BC Cancer Foundation, visit www.bccancerfoundation.com/ways-donate. http://www.workouttoconquercancer.ca http://www.workouttoconquercancer.ca http://www.bccancerfoundation.com/ways-donate

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of BC Cancer Foundation - Winter 2014

BC Cancer Foundation - Winter 2014
Opening Thoughts
Healthy Insights
Why I Give
Researcher Profile
Welcoming a New Board Chair
Celebrating 15 Years of Genome Science
PREDICT Program Reaches Half-way Mark
Legacy Giving
Regional Roundup

BC Cancer Foundation - Winter 2014