Think Pink Onions
Our 3 lb Medium Yellow Onions are turning PINK from September 1st to November 30th, 2021. Thomas Fresh has collaborated with The Canadian Cancer Society to support breast cancer research.
Breast cancer is a cause close to our hearts and we sought to give back to those impacted within Canada, with proceeds from each onion bag sold contributing towards the country’s largest national charitable funder of breast cancer research.
Look for our PINK Onion Bag!
Back for its fourth year and now available in Conventional, find our Think Pink 3 lb Medium Yellow Onions at your local Canadian grocery store from September – November this fall.
We believe the Think Pink Onion can provide a unique way to remind shoppers, within the produce section of grocery stores, the importance of eating healthy.
Eating Well and Cancer Prevention
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, about 4 in 10 cancer cases can be prevented through healthy living and policies that protect the health of Canadians. Eating well begins with eating a variety of foods each day to get the nutrients you need for good health.
Yellow organic onions can be added to virtually any savoury dish, but this flavour-enhancing kitchen staple harnesses a hidden power: onions add a whole lot in the nutrition department and are part of a family known as allium vegetables which include onions, garlic, shallots and leeks.
Half a cup of fresh medium yellow organic onions contain a good source of fibre, vitamin B, vitamin C, folate and antioxidants. Onions are also cholesterol, fat and sodium free.
Breast Cancer in Canada
It is estimated that in 2020: 27,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This represents 25% of all new cancer cases in women in 2020. 5,100 women will die from breast cancer.
More than 80% of breast cancers (22,400) are expected to occur in women who are aged 50 years and over.
The 5-year net survival rate for women with breast cancer is about 88%, up from 82% in the early 1990s.
– Sourced from Canadian Cancer Statistics 2020
WHERE TO FIND THINK PINK ORGANIC ONIONS
Find Canada’s only breast cancer onion at participating retailers.
Think Pink Organic Onions
The Canadian Cancer Society
At the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS), the vision is a world where no one fears cancer. With the support of volunteers and donors, CCS improves and saves lives by taking a comprehensive approach to work against more than 100 types of cancer. CCS funds research, provides services to those living with cancer, advocates on important cancer-related issues and educates and empowers people to make healthy choices.