Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Almost One Year Cancer Free: Sarah Talks About Her Mom’s Battle

Posted by Maggie Klee on October 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »
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5k - My mom will be cancer free one year this December. I’m looking forward to being in Maine to celebrate the all clear with her. In February of 2014 my mom was diagnosed with stage 2B Breast Cancer. Much like many of you who have received a cancer diagnosis yourself or had your family member announce this news it’s life changing. You never forget those conversations.   They are the conversations that bring us back and keep us looking forward to the Prevent Cancer 5k every year. I don’t know about you but even in the darkest moments of seeing my mom go through cancer treatment and losing my father when I was in high school to stomach cancer I know we will find a cure.   I’m honored to again be a part of this awesome event. This year I challenge you to be mindful of being positive through the walk/run and try to remind yourself just once either out loud or to yourself that we will find a cure.   Cancer has robbed me of loved ones and the precious moments I will never live with those who I have lost, but I don’t let that overshadow the fact that when we’re walking and running we ...

Tips for 5k Success!

Posted by Teresa Howes on October 1st, 2015 | No Comments »

5k - Are you ready for the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run? These Preparation Tips will help make sure you have a smooth 5k and get the most out of your training efforts. You made the decision to do it. You put the work in. Now you’re ready to go! A solid 5k prep strategy and post recovery plan can make all the difference when it comes to running or walking a happy 5K. Read on for my top ...

Celebrate National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

Posted by Monique Smaby on September 30th, 2015 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / Prevention / Regular Screening / Wellness - The last Wednesday of September is National Women’s Health and Fitness Day. Take a moment to think about your health. Do you exercise regularly? Do you know what it means to live a healthy lifestyle? Are healthy habits apart of your everyday routine? If not, now is the time to start. Cancer takes the lives of more than 227,000 women each year, but up to 50 percent of cancer cases can be prevented with the knowledge ...

Honor a Loved One at the Prevent Cancer 5K

Posted by Keestra Smith on September 24th, 2015 | No Comments »
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5k - Time….. What would we do if we had more time? Hours before my dad passed, my family gathered around his bedside and he reminded us that life is about service. My dad devoted himself to his family, church and community; his life reflected what he believed to be most important. Known as the neighborhood dad, coach and deacon, his day was filled helping others. His trademark was his joyful attitude and consistent smile.