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5k Walk/Run & health fair are not to be missed

Posted by Rebecca Evans on September 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - 5 days and counting! This coming Sunday, September 21, marks the 6th annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run is a family (and dog!) friendly event focused on promoting healthy living. Participants run or walk along the Capitol Riverfront boardwalk and through Yards Park, enjoying scenic views along the way. We know that you’re pumped for the 5k, but the excitement doesn’t end there. The health fair on the stadium concourse before and after the Walk/Run is not to be missed. 5 “can’t miss” activities at Sunday’s health fair: Screenings and vaccinations. Walgreens will be providing flu vaccinations on site ($25 cash, credit or insurance card accepted) and free Body Mass Index testing. Next stop: Dr. Julie Lokitis is doing free oral screenings, and the Chamberlain College of Nursing will be providing free blood pressure screenings. The batting cages. Practicing your swing in the batting cages is a dream come true for any Nats fan. Get your face painted. The FacePaint Lady will be painting faces on Sunday. As she says, “Life is short…get your face painted!” Walk through a giant colon. Large-scale versions of colon diseases in the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ are scarier than anything that you’ll witness this Halloween. Learn about cancer prevention ...

Know your normal: 6 steps to combat gynecologic cancers

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on September 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - September marks the arrival of everyone’s favorite season, but it also marks the designated month for raising awareness of prostate cancer, gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity. Today, let’s focus on gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers are cancers affecting a woman’s reproductive organs. The five main types are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. By the end of 2014, an expected 94,990 cases of gynecologic cancer will have been diagnosed, and 28,790 women are expected to have died from ...

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on September 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Many people are shy when it comes to discussing prostate cancer. Viewed as a personal, private disease, prostate cancer is too often discussed in hushed tones. But hushed tones can’t educate. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month devoted to educating men (and women) about prostate cancer statistics, symptoms, prevention and early detection. Let’s make it a “September Resolution” to get talking. This year, an estimated 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and ...

Saying thanks at the Prevent Cancer 5k

Posted by Lesley Marlin, Guest Blogger on | No Comments »
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5k - After recently celebrating eight years of being cancer free, I have so much to be thankful for. My family and I are participating in the 5k Walk/Run at Nationals Park on September 21 as a small expression of our gratitude to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Without Prevent Cancer, I would not be where I am today. In August 2006, at the age of 29, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It was a complete shock. I ...