CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 2015 serves as a milestone year as Susan G. Komen® proudly recognizes Eggland's Best for five years of continued support toward Komen's mission to save lives. Eggland's Best is honored to offer its support in the fight to end breast cancer and has committed to helping Komen through funding critical research, education, and raising awareness.
"We are so grateful to Eggland's Best for their continued support," said Christina Alford, Komen SVP of development. "More than 40,000 women in the U.S. will die from breast cancer this year; key partners like Eggland's Best are critical in helping us spread awareness and fund lifesaving research and community programs that support people where they live."
In addition to stamping its "EB" eggs pink, alongside the signature Susan G. Komen® Running Ribbon, Eggland's Best eggs will come in special pink packages on store shelves. By doing so, Eggland's Best will spread awareness to the millions of consumers who purchase the specially stamped EB eggs.
"Everyone knows a mother, sister, aunt, cousin or friend who has been affected by breast cancer, which is why it is extremely important we continue our commitment toward raising awareness," says Charles Lanktree, President and CEO of Eggland's Best. "Eggland's Best is proud to deliver an egg that provides better nutrition and better taste, but we are even more proud to support a cause that saves lives."
According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women worldwide. Research has shown that leading a healthy lifestyle, which incorporates maintaining a healthy weight and a regular exercise routine, may help lower your risks of developing breast cancer.
"One way to maintain a healthy weight is to avoid empty calories and to choose nutrient-packed foods, such as Eggland's Best eggs," says registered dietitian and personal trainer Tammy Shames. "I eat Eggland's Best eggs because the hens are fed a proprietary vegetarian hen feed, so compared to ordinary eggs, EB eggs have 10 times more vitamin E, four times more vitamin D, double the amount of omega-3s and 38 percent more lutein, for just 60 calories."
To find out more about Eggland's Best eggs visit www.egglandsbest.com.
About Susan G. Komen®
Susan G. Komen is the world's largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $889 million in research and provided $1.95 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy's life. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.
About Eggland's Best Eggs
Eggland's Best (EB) is the No. 1 branded egg in the U.S. and is an excellent source of Vitamins D, B12, and E, and a good source of Vitamin B5 and Riboflavin. EB eggs have four times the Vitamin D, more than double the Omega-3, 10 times the Vitamin E and 25 percent less saturated fat than ordinary eggs.
The distinctive "EB" stamp on the shell assures consumers and food service customers that the eggs meet the highest production and safety standards. Eggland's Best was voted "America's Most Trusted Egg Brand" by American shoppers in the 2015 BrandSpark Most Trusted Awards and has received numerous awards from Prevention Magazine, Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Women's Health, and many others.
In 2014, Eggland's Best was also awarded "Product of the Year" in the egg category by Product of the Year USA. Eggland's Best's hens are fed a strictly controlled, proprietary, high-quality all-vegetarian diet, which results in a better tasting, more nutritious egg that stays fresher longer. EB eggs are available in large, extra-large, jumbo, cage free, organic, hard-cooked, liquid egg whites, and are certified Kosher. For more information, visit www.egglandsbest.com.
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