Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Modeling for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 31st, 2015 | No Comments »
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Events - Today's post was written by Chaseedaw Giles, the creator of the Alive Again fashion show. While backstage at a DC Fashion Week runway show in 2013, I overheard a fellow model talking about how her hair was just starting to grow back. She was a cancer survivor, but you wouldn’t know unless she told you. I am a survivor of childhood cancer and meeting another young, vibrant survivor pursuing her passions inspired me to make an impact. This summer, after much planning, fundraising and collaboration within the survivor community, the Alive Again fashion show was born. All models were survivors who came together to raise money for a great cause, preventing cancer with the Prevent Cancer Foundation.

Happy 50th Anniversary to Medicare and Medicaid

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on July 30th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation establishing the Medicare and Medicaid programs. For 50 years, these two programs have been protecting the health and well-being of millions of American families, saving lives, and improving the economic security of our nation. This anniversary is particularly important to the Prevent Cancer Foundation as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the first legislation passed since 1965 that includes prevention coverage for Medicare and Medicaid ...

It’s World Hepatitis Day

Posted by Kennesha Baldwin on July 28th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Today marks the 6th Annual World Hepatitis Day (WHD). A day where groups from across the globe come together to raise awareness about viral hepatitis and its connection to liver cancer. Did you know Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C can lead to liver cancer if left untreated? At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we are focusing our efforts around the prevention of Hep B and Hep C because of this connection. According to the Centers for Disease Control ...

Weighing the Dangers and Benefits of the Sun

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on July 27th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Prevention - The Washington Post published this article on Friday encouraging people to get out in the sun and go easy on the sunscreen because we need more Vitamin D. While Vitamin D is an essential vitamin in bone health and helping prevent chronic diseases, we fear this article does not strike the right balance between sun exposure and Vitamin D. Everyone needs to know and understand the risks of too much sun exposure as skin cancer ...