Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer, with an estimated 2.3 million new cases diagnosed each year.
Several studies have found that many people diagnosed with breast cancer tend to have low rates of Vitamin D3. In contrast, women with higher rates of Vitamin D3 levels tend to have much lower rates of breast cancer diagnosis.
The Helen Knoll Foundation, a San Diego nonprofit organization, is working to prevent the spread of breast cancer through education, raising risk awareness, and connecting women to the resources they need.
How Helen Knoll is helping
Helen Knoll helps educate women about breast cancer risk awareness by holding local events and partnering with other organizations to share information and resources about breast cancer prevention.
On June 19, 2021, the Helen Knoll Foundation held a “Know Your Number” event, where women can learn their Vitamin D3 levels and learn more about how raising vitamin D3 levels can help to lower their risk.
Vitamin D3 tests aren’t always easily accessible to the public. With these tests, women can learn the exact amount of Vitamin D3 in their bodies and receive education from the staff at the “Know Your Number” event to learn what to do to reach optimal levels.
The “Know Your Number” campaign can potentially cut the 1 in 8 statistic for women getting breast cancer in half.
Helen Knoll’s “Know Your Number” Event
The main goal of the “Know your Number” event is to stop breast cancer before it starts.
The Helen Knoll Foundation does this by helping women learn about breast cancer prevention, helping women understand their Vitamin D3 levels, and learning how raising Vitamin D3 levels can reduce your risk of breast cancer. Maintaining optimal Vitamin D3 levels can reduce the risk of breast cancer by up to 50%.
The Helen Knoll Foundation provided over $1200 in Vitamin D3 tests for free to event attendees.
In addition to helping women learn their Vitamin D3 levels, the Helen Knoll Foundation also partnered with Dr. Garland and the GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute to provide education about the importance of breast cancer prevention and the role D3 can play in reducing cancer cell growth.
In addition, the “Know Your Number” event also received support from the SPRITES of East County, a philanthropic organization of mothers and daughters dedicated to volunteering their time and resources to San Diego County charities.
The Know your Number event was located at the San Diego Blood Bank in El Cajon, which also held a blood drive where attendees could donate blood.
Raffles, Food, & More
All event attendees were treated to complimentary cake, chips, cookies, a veggie platter, and other snacks.
Women who tested their Vitamin D3 were entered into a raffle, where they could win prizes including stemless wine glasses, succulent terrariums, T-shirts, assorted gift baskets, and more.
Attend an event: Follow the Helen Knoll Foundation on Facebook and Instagram to be the first to know about future events.
Donate to Helen Knoll Foundation: Donors can donate through GoFundMe or the Helen Knoll Foundation’s website.
Host your own event: Email the Helen Knoll Foundation’s founder, David Knoll (david@helenknollfoundation.
org), to learn more.