MOM campaigns for Go Pink PH Breast Cancer Awareness PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:10

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc. (MOM) is celebrating its 1st year Anniversary of Mushrooms Go Pink PH Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign in collaboration with Manila-based restaurants this year. MOM is a company that advocates mushroom growing in the Philippines with the aim to make our country as the Mushroom Capital of the World someday.

Last year, MOM was able to persuade thirty well-lauded restaurants and food brands around Metro Manila and the surrounding areas to create and serve dishes with locally grown oyster mushrooms to help raise food awareness for cancer prevention, at the same time, raise funds for the ICanServe Foundation that advocates fight against breast cancer.

Mushrooms have long been regarded as one of nature's super-foods. They are one of few the natural food sources of Vitamin D and other key nutrients such as Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), B2 (Riboflavin) B3 (Niacin) plus selenium and potassium while remaining low in calories and mostly fat and cholesterol free. Mushrooms contain natural substances such as polysaccharides, which stimulate the body's immune system to fight off infection during times of stress.

Today, mushrooms are the main focus of many ongoing scientific studies as there is strong evidence that some properties may ultimately lead to breast cancer prevention and elimination.Through the campaign MOM hopes to see our country filled with mushrooms to remind people that the food they will cherish can also saves lives and the lives of those whom they love.

“We are all about giving back through mushrooms, and joining the fight against the world’s leading killer of women, breast cancer, is one very important way we do,” shares Ministry of Mushroom, Inc. president Marco Lobregat. He is a social entrepreneur and the good-looking son of Zamboanga District-1 Congressman Celso Lobregat who happens to be one of the in-demand commercial models of our country and a sought after bachelor. 

Last year the dishes for campaign revolved around locally grown fresh oyster mushrooms. This year the edible representations become more exciting as restaurants can use other locally grown mushrooms now supplied by Ministry of Mushrooms, Inc. (Fresh Oyster, Abalone, Fresh Wood Ear Mushrooms and Milky Mushrooms).

The campaign runs for the whole month of October, starting the 1st. 10% of the cost of each special dish with mushrooms purchased will be donated to ICANServe Foundation through the Mushrooms Go Pink PH campaign. Some restaurants may choose to continue the campaign all the way up to December to help raise more funds and awareness, while some favorites make it to their menus permanently.

Over 50 of your favorite restaurants and food establishments are joining this year. Let the mushrooms take you around the world as they are transformed into Japanese, Filipino, Thai, Chinese, Swiss, Italian, French and other internationally inspired culinary flavors. G-o restaurant hopping to try all the dishes and to support the cause! Visit for the list of restaurants.

Get social and spread the awareness by taking photos of these great dishes and restaurants and posting your photos on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram #MushroomsGoPinkPH. “ This will be one ShroOm trip you won’t forget!,” Marco said.

By Dante Corteza

1 Corinthians 6:19-20. “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.” Let's take good care of our body.