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Breast Cancer by the Numbers

Only by knowing the statistics of breast cancer will we be able to better arm ourselves against it.

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October 13 Is National No Bra Day [Video]

Here is one of the national days I can really get behind. For so many reasons. For starters, I love any day I don't have to wear a bra. ;)

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Get Active: Any Woman Can Cut Her Risk of Breast Cancer by Exercising

Apparently it’s quite simple: Exercise reduces a woman’s risk of breast cancer.

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Walking Could be Most Important Form of Exercise You Do

Forget what you see on those extreme-weight-loss reality shows. The simple act of walking may in fact be the most helpful form of exercise you're not doing enough.

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Don’t Believe It! No Ebola In West Michigan

Just like in the old days, when a rumor got started it usually spread like wildfire. And now with the advent of social media and our desire to be on top of every little thing, It spreads even quicker.

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Nestle’s Bra Cam Puts In Focus That October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month [Video]

Every month has its causes. October's is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

And if the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has shown us anything, it's that a good viral video can expose the message to millions.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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Wee Difference for October: Safe Haven Ministries

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

With that in mind, 98.7 WFGR has named Safe Haven Ministries, of Grand Rapids, as its Wee Difference charity for the month of October.

Since 1990, Safe Haven has been helping women and children find freedom from domestic violence.

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Was Your Garden Overly Successful? Donate Your Extra Produce And Win!!

I've been THAT guy. The guy who grew way too much zucchini in his garden, and kept bringing it to work, hoping someone would take it. It got to the point where I would fill bags with zucchini and leave them on stranger's porches.

Those days are gone, because Horizen Hydroponics will collect your overgrown garden items for hunger relief, and put it to good use.

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Wee Difference For September: myTeam Triumph

The organization making a Wee Difference in our community for the month of September is myTeam Triumph.

The West Michigan branch of myTeam Triumph is a unique organization which enables those who are disabled to experience the thrills and excitement of being in the middle of a race. By putting someone else's triumph ahead of their own, they bring new life experience to those who may not have the opportunity.

Learn more what they do and how you may be able to join  or help out.

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Teen Pregnancy Rates in U.S. Show Dramatic Drop, According to New Report

The CDC recently released a report showing a clear decline in the birthrate of American teenagers.

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Best ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video Yet!

The Internet is going nuts about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

For it, folks raise awareness to ALS (or Lou Gehrig's Disease) by dumping a bucket of ice water on their heads. They then call out others to do the same or make a donation. Most are dumping ice into a bucket of warm water and it ain't that big of a deal.

One sports star, however, is changing it up a bit.

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