Obesity is a high risk factor for endometrial cancer as well as so many other health complications. Educating women to be in touch with all the different ways someone can maintain overall good health, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding smoking, and practicing safe sex, can save lives. Let Every Woman Know – Alaska developed the Leading a Healthy Lifestyle Campaign to encourage all women to make healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their risk of cancer. In addition, Let Every Woman Know will use the forum of athletic events to raise awareness of gynecologic cancers.
This campaign consists of hosting the Alyeska Climbathon as a gynecologic cancer awareness event and primary component of the Leading a Healthy Lifestyle Campaign, as well as establishing teams for athletic events such as the Ski for Women, the Alaska Run for Women, Gold Nugget Triathlon and the Bike for Women. Having a recognizable presence at these events as a group of people being active and making healthy lifestyle choices will perpetuate our mission of raising awareness, sharing information and saving lives through local education of all Alaskans.