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Support Cancer Prevention and Early Detection While You Shop

Posted by Lisa Berry on November 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The holidays are almost here, and many of us will be avoiding the long lines at the mall and doing our holiday shopping online instead. If you shop on Amazon, then you can check items off your to-do list AND support the Prevent Cancer Foundation at the same time! The Prevent Cancer Foundation has an ongoing partnership with AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation every time you shop, at no cost to you. Shop with AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. When making any purchases on Amazon, simply use this website, which links to a special AmazonSmile page for Prevent Cancer Foundation. Every dollar counts! When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s work of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Start shopping now. There is no added cost to the customer or the Foundation. And there is no cap on the amount Amazon will donate. Almost every physical product sold by the company ...

Need health insurance? Now is the time to act!

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on November 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Remember these dates—November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. This is the window of “open enrollment” when individuals can purchase a new health insurance plan or change their existing plan. This means that if you are currently uninsured, it’s important that you act now to purchase healthcare coverage. If you already purchased health insurance, you should review your current situation to make sure that you have the right coverage. This applies to plans that were created under health ...

CMS Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on November 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Prevention Measures for Lung Cancer Take Center Stage Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Supports Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening (Alexandria, VA) Medicare recipients received welcome news today. After months of lobbying from cancer patient and advocacy organizations, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a draft decision requiring coverage of low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for at-risk beneficiaries. Last April, the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee ...

2014 Midterm Elections

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on November 7th, 2014 | 1 Comment »

Advocacy - We hope you got to the polls on (or before) November 4 to cast your vote in this year’s midterm elections. The results revealed sweeping changes and important considerations for healthcare and cancer prevention and early detection. Results This election brought with it significant changes in the structure of the U.S. Congress, most notably switching the Senate from a Democrat to a Republican majority, which will be most likely led by Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. The ...