Nurse, Heal Thyself

Published by PETA.

In honor of National Nurses Week, PETA wants to help the people who take care of others to take care of themselves. Every nurse who takes our Pledge to Be Vegan for 30 Days will receive a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit and be entered to win one of 10 copies of the book 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart: Boost Metabolism, Lower Cholesterol, and Dramatically Improve Your Health by Dr. Neal D. Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. In addition to increasing their chances of losing weight and improving their health, nurses who go vegan will also spare animals from the cruelty of the meat and dairy industries.

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Even if you’re not a nurse, you can still pick up a free vegetarian/vegan starter kit to help ensure that you won’t need to see the doctor nearly as often as nurses do.

To enter, complete the Pledge to Be Vegan for 30 Days form, and then separately send your name, address, e-mail address, phone number, the name of the doctor’s office or hospital where you work, and a line about why you want to pledge to go vegan for 30 days to [email protected] All information submitted will be kept confidential. The contest is open now until 4 p.m. ET on May 12. Only registered nurses living in the U.S. are eligible to win. PETA reserves the right to verify that the entrants are nurses. If information cannot be verified, another winner will be chosen. Winners will be selected at random and notified by mail by May 31.

Written by Michelle Sherrow

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