October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and the folks at Parkers Farm are doing their part to support the cause. Parkers Farm is donating a portion of all of its natural peanut butter sales during October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). You can look for the pink lids on Parkers Farm healthy peanut butter while shopping at your local grocer.
Why is Parkers Farm getting involved? Well, there are lots of reasons.
- Every year, more than 220,000 women and 2,150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. One in every eight women will be diagnosed in her lifetime.
- Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women. There is no known cure at this time, so earlier detection is critical to increasing survivor rates.
- Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides free mammograms to women in all 50 states through its network of hospitals. With health care costs on the rise and more people going without health care insurance, this mission is crucial—women are more likely to die from breast cancer if it’s not detected until later.
The NBCF is one of the most recognized breast cancer charities in the world, with a four-star rating from Charity Navigator. That means that 80 percent of its revenues go directly to live-saving programs. For more information, visit www.nationalbreastcancer.org.
Parkers Farm has produced the finest Cold Pack Cheese since the company’s conception in 1977. Parkers Farm has expanded its growing product line to include one of the best all-natural Peanut Butters available. We have also added pimiento spread, six varieties of bagel spreads and five varieties of fresh salsa to the line as well as Con Queso and Jalapeno Nacho Dip.