A New Meal Delivery Service for Welllesley Cancer Patients Has Arrived !!

WCPP is different from many other cancer charities in our focus on prevention; the healthiest, cheapest, most effective cure for cancer is to not contract it in the first place.  Our diet has a very significant impact on our risk for many types of cancer, so WCPP will sponsor a series on eating well, for health. This new series is intended to increase the awareness and practice of healthy eating to help reduce cancer risk in the general population and to promote the health of those in treatment.  WCPP will lead this effort working with the help of volunteers from several non-profit groups in Wellesley and restaurants to deliver fresh and local meals to Wellesley residents currently undergoing treatment.

Beginning this May, you may order meals via telephone or in person at Susu Bakery and Captain Marden’s and a WCPP volunteer will provide a fee meal delivery service between the hours of 11:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.  During the month of June, National Cancer Survivor Month, The Local will also provide this service with specials for cancer patients and their families and meal delivery from WCPP sponsored volunteers.

Please refer to menu items below and contact a WCPP volunteer to deliver your meal after you place your order using the volunteer schedule below.  If you should like to volunteer with Meals 2 Heal, please email info@wcpponline.org only 1-2 hours per week is required!

Healthy suggestions:

Captain Marden’s : Salmon & Arugula Salad                                                                                           The Local: The Local Harvest Salad ( baby kale, roasted sweet potatoes, red grapes, toasted hazelnuts, pecorino, citrus vinaigrette)                                                                                     Beet & Arugula Salad ( goat cheese, pistachio, honey vinaigrette)

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Don’t Forget to Download Our FREE WCPP SmartScan App!

The WCPP SmartScan app WCPP SmartScanis free on iTunes and enables you to scan a barcode and obtain information about potentially harmful ingredients in your food, personal care and hardware products before you buy them.

Learn healthier choices for everyday items in your shopping cart. The ONLY APP that tells you what ingredients are potentially unsafe or harmful ingredients from the supermarket to the hardware store. Scan a product barcode and go – it’s easier than ever to know what is in the products you buy! Here is how it works: SmartScan checks ingredients against the SmartScan database of “potentially hazardous substances”, and ingredients that match the blacklist are given a “hazard rating” derived from the NFPA 704 standard. If no harmful ingredients are found, an “All Clear” notice is displayed.

*Notice*: Products receiving the “All clear” are not endorsed as safe, and products that receive hazard ratings are not necessarily dangerous when used correctly. Smart Scan is intended to be used as a quick aid to help catch harmful products, but results are not guaranteed to be correct or complete, and is not a replacement for proper research.

Download the app today on iTunes, for more information, read more here @  WCPP SmartScan App 

5th Annual Recognition Award & Reception – November 4th 7-9 pm

Please join us to recognize this year’s Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project’s Award winner; Dr. Howard Koh, professor of the Practice of Public Health Leadership at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for his work in the area of cancer prevention.

Wellesley Cancer Prevention Project's 5th Annual Recognition Award Winner
Dr. Howard Koh

Dr. Koh was a Professor at BU Medical School back in the 1980’s where he co-directed one of the few courses in Cancer Prevention given at the graduate level at that time. By 1997, Gov. William Weld appointed Koh the Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, a position he maintained until 2003. During this time he was a champion for tobacco control, secondary prevention of cancer, newborn screening, suicide prevention, global public health initiatives and organ donation. From there, he became a Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health before becoming Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Services at HHS in Washington, DC from 2009 to 2014. His responsibilities included promoting cancer control, nutrition and exercise, adult immunization, environmental health and climate change, women’s health, adolescent health, behavioral health and substance abuse, health literacy, multiple chronic conditions, organ donation and epilepsy.

Refreshments and beverages will be served in the Wellesley College Club Council Dining Room to the sounds of a jazz trio and pianist. Please let us know if you will be joining us by Oct. 28th via info@wcpponline.org