Share Your Prostate Cancer Story for the TRUE Campaign

This post has been sponsored by the Prostate Cancer Foundation. All thoughts and ideas are 100% my own.

Share your prostate cancer story for the TRUE Campaign. Prostate Cancer has affected my family, and it's time for us to share our stories and make this cancer more known.
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Like with most things, prostate cancer wasn’t on my radar until it very much was.

My father-in-law received a prostate cancer diagnosis, and he has three sons. I think often about my husband’s risk factors and how little we actually know about the disease. I also have a son, so that’s three generations of loved ones I’d like to help support and protect indefinitely. When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of it as more than just a day. I think of it as a season. Honestly, that’s the best way to get through a frigid February in New England! I think about my loved ones, and all of the ways I can brighten their days or help share knowledge about important topics like this one. This Valentine’s season?

I want to share my story, and encourage others to do the same.

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The Prostate Cancer Foundation is launching TRUE – to celebrate and honor caregivers of prostate cancer patients. This includes spouses, partners, nurses, doctors, children, friends, and more. There’s a stigma associated with a prostate cancer diagnosis, as well as a general lack of knowledge about the disease, for a variety of reasons. This lack of general knowledge about prostate cancer also extends to the many challenges that patients and their caregivers face. Prostate cancer caregivers are often unsupported and under acknowledged, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation would like to change this by sharing TRUE inspirational stories of the people who live TRUE love everyday by providing love and care to men.

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With a family history of this form of cancer, I’m more aware than ever. 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime, and that could be your loved one. That’s why PCF’s TRUE campaign is important. Share your personal caregiving story on their website to help raise awareness of this disease. That way, PCF can honor the patient and the caregiver during the month of February. Also, one winner will receive a curated care package from Kristen Bell! AND, all will receive a gift.

When I was growing up, I lost my father pretty young, and then my mom remarried. I had SEVEN grandparents. That’s why as a parent now, I’m extra-sensitive about the health of my parents, in-laws, husband and kids. And myself, of course!

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So now it’s time to hear from you! Tell your story of how you were personally impacted by prostate cancer. Share your story on the TRUE campaign’s website to be honored during the month of February. And remember – one winner will receive a curated care package from Kristen Bell, and all will receive a gift! Also, make sure you read all the amazing stories at This is an amazing way to shed light on the disease, and work to make a better world for all of us.

Will you share your story?

Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge: 5 Ways to Get Back on Track

Thank you to Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water for sponsoring this post. All opinions and experiences are my 100% own.

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Ah, summer. My favorite season! And it’s ALWAYS the season I most have to detox from.

For other people, it’s winter! And I get that – it can be hard to stay fit, glowing and healthy in the winter. For me, that’s the time we go on vacation and go for walks on the beach and 13 hour power walks through theme parks. That’s when I eat soup and head to the dog park in my ice cleats, puffy coat, and gloves. Summer is when I eat ice cream a LOT, and skip exercise because it’s hot and humid out. Excuses, excuses, but I felt it was time to take Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge.

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Why? It’s because Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water is the world’s No. 1 Sparkling Natural Mineral Water! It tastes great AND it’s good for you, and that makes it mighty special. Just to touch upon it, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water contains 84 mg of calcium per 8 fl. ounces. It also contains essential magnesium, needed for cellular activity, and supplies your body with 2,500 essential minerals in total. Why do minerals matter? It’s because you can think of them as essential spark plugs for your body – prompting your cells to work efficiently. Water is essential for life, as we know, but sparkling mineral water contains magnesium, calcium, and bicarbonate – needed for all physical activity. I love it for looking and feeling my glowy best!

Looking to detox? Try Gerolsteiner's Sparkling Detox Challenge
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So, let’s talk the challenge in our 5 tips for getting back on track!

1 – Take Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox Challenge. This challenge invites people to focus on themselves for five days – and be aware of what you’re eating, drinking and doing to relax and relieve stress. During the challenge, avoid all sugary drinks, coffee, tea, and alcohol for FIVE DAYS. You only consume Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water. How does this help? It helps you learn simple steps to enjoy a more balanced and healthy lifestyle. The challenge will last from September 11th – September 15th, 2017. Right now, you can enter a giveaway on Gerolsteiner’s website to win a free supply of sparkling mineral water for your challenge! I’ll go into more challenge detail at the bottom of this post! Definitely tune in.

2 – Consume whole foods as close to their natural state as possible, or within reason! Practice slow eating.

3 – Take Detox baths with Epsom salt and lavender. This is wonderful during the cold weather, especially.

4 – Sleep well and sleep often! The quality matters, the way the quantity does.

5 – Move your body in restorative ways, and banish stress through exercise and other useful means.

Pretty awesome, right? Well the Gerolsteiner’s Sparkling Detox is exactly what you need to get started. Here’s how to get you started, and to show you how it will work. First, join the Sparkling Detox Facebook Group.

Here, find daily motivation, useful nutrition tips, and advice on overall wellness from nutrition/fitness expert Ariane Hundt.

Subscribe for the giveaway here. You could be one of the 300 lucky entrants to win one case of Gerolsteiner – (24 500ml/16.9 fl. oz. BPA-free lightweight plastic bottles) – for your own Sparkling Detox. The giveaway ends on Monday, August 28th at 11:59PM EST.

Then, start your detox on September, 11th and continue until September 15th. This is a Monday through Friday! You can share your Sparkling Detox experiences with fellow detoxers. Upload your pics on Facebook and Instagram using #SparklingDetox and #gerolsteinerUSA. And have fun! Remember, this is about bettering yourself in a fun way.

Not all waters are equal, and many bottled waters are just purified tap water, some are from multiple springs, and some are full of artificial additives. Mineral water drawn from deep within the earth’s core is the only one to offer all-natural, nutrient-infused refreshment. And, Gerolsteiner Sparkling Mineral Water comes from the Volcanic Eifel region in Germany where a unique combination of volcanic activity and layers of mineral-rich dolomite rock enables nature to create a mineralized and carbonated water of the purest quality. It’s naturally high in minerals and offers hydration without any calories, sugars, caffeine, preservatives, or artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors often found in sodas, energy drinks, and sports drinks. It’s the world’s most popular sparkling mineral water because of its purity and its refreshing taste!

So don’t forget to subscribe to win here, and join the Facebook group, here.

Will you do the Sparking Detox Challenge?