How You Can Shake, Share, Care — And Get Fit, Too!

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You guys know that we are totally into giving back. And we’re super into giving back in a way that encourages you to get active and moving. So when we heard of Tic Tac’s Shake, Share & Care program — which gives back to CancerCare, a national non-profit organization focused on supporting all people affected by cancer, including those with cancer, caregivers, loved ones and the bereaved — we had to help spread the word! CancerCare has three amazing run/walk 5ks coming up that you just gotta sign up for!

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Doing a 5k for a good cause is one of our favorite ways to give back. You get a goal to work towards, a great event to go to and the feel-good knowledge that you helped raise funds for a good cause like CancerCare! CancerCare was founded in 1944 and is the leading national organization providing free support services and information to help people manage the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. CancerCare helps a whopping one million people each year throughout the U.S. and distributes more than $30 million in financial assistance. That’s so much awesome right there!

And CancerCare’s Walk/Run for Hope is the organization’s largest fundraising program bringing together communities to walk or run in memory of those they have lost to cancer, honor survivors, and support those currently facing the disease. Here are the upcoming Walk/Run for Hope 5k events … sign up for one today here!

  • Sunday, September 14 at Jennings Beach in Fairfield, CT
  • Sunday, September 28 at Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ
  • Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, Woodbury, NY

I don’t think there’s anyone who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way — and events like these are not only a great way to get moving, but they’re also a great way to honor those you love who have been affected by cancer. It’s a great way to remember, heal and show gratitude for just how amazing the human spirit is. Just taking a look at some of the photos from last year’s races is a sure-fire way to see just how amazing this event series is.

This is Tic Tac’s tenth year partnering with CancerCare, and we love to see when companies give back! As part of its Shake, Share & Care campaign, the Tic Tac brand is donating $50,000 to the nonprofit. And, in honor of the partnership and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, you can even pick up the super yummy limited edition Strawberry Fields Tic Tac that features special packaging with the CancerCare logo and information about the Tic Tac/CancerCare partnership. Pick some up, shake ’em, share ’em with your buds and family, and show the world that you care!

Signing up for the races and picking up the Strawberry Fields Tic Tac is a great way to show your support and give back. Sign up for the races or donate directly here, and learn more about Tic Tac’s Shake, Share & Care program here. Get moving, have minty fresh breath and give back — what’s better than that? Nothing, we say!

What’s your favorite way to give back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month? —Jenn

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