Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Reaching American Indian youth with HPV education

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Almost all cervical cancers are linked to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV vaccinations and routine Pap tests make cervical cancer one of the most preventable cancers. Unfortunately, the cervical cancer mortality rate for American Indian women is 5 times that of the U.S. rate. This death rate, coupled with low vaccination rates and a lack of culturally appropriate cancer prevention education materials for American Indians make the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grant to the Minnesota Cancer Alliance so important. “There is a lack of knowledge and awareness about HPV and the vaccine,” noted Heather Hirsch, Cancer Program Manager for the Minnesota Department of Health. This grant will help reach American Indian youth aged 11-18 years and their parents with educational materials for HPV vaccinations. “The parents have provided significant feedback about why certain messages and photos do or don’t speak to them or seem relevant to their families, thus underscoring the need for development of culturally tailored materials,” added Ms. Hirsch. The project also includes the distribution of the educational materials and reminder mailings through Minnesota Cancer Alliance’s partner organizations serving American Indian communities throughout the state. The Minnesota Cancer Alliance is one of four 2014 Grantees awarded $10,000 for projects to ...

Announcing the 2015 Dialogue for Action™: Expanding Access through Innovation!

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on July 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Conferences - Mark your calendars for this can’t-miss event on April 22 – 24, 2015. Preparation for the 2015 Dialogue is underway. We’re working to bring you the best information about technology, policy, expanding access to cancer screening and health care and more. We’re organizing sessions, lining up speakers and planning new networking opportunities. The Dialogue is an essential conference for those passionate about cancer screening. You can exchange ideas with primary care physicians, medical specialists, individuals working in ...

KIPP DC Discovery Academy and the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Joey Frye, Captain of Team KIPP DC: Discover Academy on July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - Recently, a beloved student of our school and community lost her mother to breast cancer. Diagnosis of her condition was made aware to our staff this past winter, and just as we began the summer preparing for the upcoming school year, we were informed that she had lost her battle with the disease. I know personally that the speedy progression of the disease and its ultimate fate was a real eye-opener and reminder of how ...

A chef’s decision to run for his health

Posted by Kimberly Artley, PackFit on July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - On the morning of September 21, 2014, the Prevent Cancer Foundation will host its annual 5K Walk/Run at Nationals Park. My husband and I are particularly excited to be a part of this event and support Prevent Cancer's mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Speaking of my husband: If you keep tabs on the DC area food scene, you may know who he is: Chef William Artley of Pizzeria Orso fame in Falls ...