Nov 132015

WHEN is excited to welcome the Premier Badminton League to the Cancer Prevention Challenge! Check out their Campaign here.

Check them out on Facebook at Premier Badminton League and at their website. Anyone who donates $5 to their campaign has a chance to a judge for the Clean Beauty Awards!


An Interview with Charles Pyne of the Premier Badminton League

What does Prevention Mean to you?
Prevention is taking a proactive stand whether that be education, environmental manipulation or monitoring to reduce the risk of something harmful from taking place.

Tell us about your organization:
The Premier Badminton League (PBL) is a professional badminton league in Canada. PBL provides an opportunity to badminton enthusiasts to compete at varying skill levels separated by divisions on a regular basis throughout the year. PBL is open to people of all ages and is the perfect way to improve your game, meet new friends, and enjoy the sport.

What are the benefits of being a member of playing in the Premier Badminton League?
Physical health and social interactions throughout the community.

How do you aim to help reduce environmental health risk?
By working with CertClean to promote clean and non-harmful products.

Where do you operate and who does your league benefit?

The Premier Badminton League currently operates throughout the province of Ontario. The league will benefit anyone that enjoys playing and competing in the sport of badminton.

When and why did you start this league?

PBL started in 2014. PBL has been created to promote the sport of badminton and a build a stronger community within the sport throughout the nation.

 Posted by on November 13, 2015
Oct 092015

We are off – Cancer Prevention Challenge 2015 is launched!

The World Health Organization states that, “prevention offers the most cost-effective long-term strategy for the control of cancer,” and cites a variety of preventable factors which can lead to cancer in our daily lives, including pollution, occupational carcinogens, and radiation.

Register NowJoin other individuals and businesses that have stood up for cancer prevention!  Make a difference in the fight against cancer…  

Cick here to find out more about how you can participate.

Why prevention?

In 1962, when Rachel Carson’s world-awakening book, Silent Spring, was published, cancer struck one in every four Canadians. These were shocking statistics back then. In what became one of the best-selling books of the 20th century, Carson urged governments to seize the ‘golden opportunity’ to prevent cancer, rather than solely focusing on treatment and research for the cure. But with little attention paid to prevention over the past 40+ years, cancer rates continue to increase. Currently, nearly one in two males in Canada and over one third of females will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Cancer is now the leading cause of death in Canada. Every April and October – the two ‘cancer months’ on our calendar – we are urged to adopt healthy lifestyle choices, which is indeed very good advice. Not smoking, eating plenty of fresh, whole – preferably organic – foods and getting regular exercise are all essential to good health. So is maintaining a healthy body weight, being moderate with alcoholic beverages, and reducing UV radiation exposures. The carcinogens in our air, water and food – those scores of toxic hitch-hikers we don’t choose – are often an afterthought in Canadian cancer messages, as are the serious hazards in our homes and workplaces. The Cancer Prevention Challenge is designed to draw attention to these unnecessary and preventable risks.

For those in whom cancer is already a hidden or visible presence, efforts to find cures must of course continue. But for those not yet touched by the disease and certainly for the generations as yet unborn, prevention is the imperative need.”  

Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962)

Learn more.

 Posted by on October 9, 2015