The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is a local non-profit dedicated to helping those facing breast cancer and their families, and we are thrilled to be one of the beneficiaries of this year’s ride.
For many people, Sustainable Food Center may not be the first group that comes to mind for cancer support, but our Happy Kitchen Cooking After Cancer series has helped over 200 cancer veterans build healthy eating habits to support recovery. Participants regularly report that they’ve gained knowledge and skills to make healthier choices. They also thank us for focusing on all the great food options out there, rather than trying to scare folks away from “bad” foods.
The Mamma Jamma Ride is a great supporter of our classes through the funds that we receive as a beneficiary of the ride, and also through fostering connections with other cancer support agencies, so we can all spread the word about the many resources in our community.
And on top of all that, Texas Mamma Jamma puts on an amazing ride! They have ride distances for all skill levels, plus fully supported training rides leading up to the big day. This year’s race is Saturday, September 22 in Martindale, Texas. If you’re a cyclist and looking for a fun way to give back, check out their website and join the ride –and look for us on race day, cheering you on from rest stop #1!
If riding isn’t for you, please share with any cyclists in your life, and if you’re a registered volunteer with Sustainable Food Center, you can find information in VolunteerHub about volunteering with us at the rest stop.