As we all practice social distancing, there are a few things you can do to pass the time and keep your mind and body active. Here are a few suggestions from the PBCC:
1.) Watch a PBCC Webinar! The PA Breast Cancer Coalition has a library of webinars* available on topics like breast density, lymphedema, clinical trials, palliative care and more from breast cancer experts.
>> Click here to watch.
*please note, continuing education credits are no longer available for past PBCC webinars
2.) Contact your state representative. Please take this time to email your PA state representative and ask him/her to vote “yes” and support Senate Bill 595, which requires insurers to cover breast MRI and ultrasounds for women with very dense breasts and other high-risk factors. Early detection saves lives!
>> Find your state representative
>> Click here to learn more about Senate Bill 595 and how you can take action!
3.) Take a walk! Enjoy a little fresh air and get those steps in before the 2020 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community Saturday, May 16! Have you registered yet? There’s still plenty of time to start a team, join a team, register as an individual walker or a virtual walker. Our goal this year is to raise enough money to send 100 Friends Like Me care packages to newly-diagnosed women in PA. We can do this, but we need your help!
>> Register for the Highmark Walk
>> Download our daily activity tracker and get moving!
4.) Share Your Story. Every breast cancer survivor has a unique journey. Share yours with us and inspire other women just like you.
>> opens in a new windowClick here to share your story.
5.) Request a Friends Like Me care package for a loved one. Friends Like Me packages are FREE and full of customized resources and gifts (including beautiful makeup from Thrive Causemetics) for women as they navigate their diagnosis.
>> Click here to request a care package
6.) Two words – Bubble. Bath.
7.) Get cooking! If you stocked up on groceries, try a new healthy recipe or fill your freezer with healthy make-ahead meals. Don’t have enough ingredients now? Stockpile recipes for the future and do some planner prep. Looking for something yummy and healthy?
>> Find healthy recipes
>> Meal prep recipes and planner printables
8.) Bust a move! Crank up the music and take a dance break.
>> Check out one of our favorite PBCC playlists here.
9.) Crafternoon. Whether you’re at home by yourself or staying in with the kiddos, there are lots of fun, artistic things you can do! Scroll through Pinterest or check out some of these ideas:
>> 50 fun activities for kids
>> Hope Coloring Page
10.) Get organized! Marie Kondo, here we come. This is a terrific time to de-clutter your home.
>> Organization inspo
Find breast cancer resources at your fingertips 24/7 at PABreastCancer.org.