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Welcome 114th Congressional Spouses

Posted by Monique Smaby on January 15th, 2015 | No Comments »
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The start of 2015 ushered in the 114th Congress. Welcome new and re-elected Congressional families! The 114th Congress brings new Congressional members, spouses and families to both the House and Senate from more than 31 states. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program invites all members of the Congressional family to learn more about cancer prevention and early detection. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program works to educate Congressional families and their communities about prevention, early detection ...

Cancer Prevention in 7 Languages: Spotlight on 2014 Community Grantee

Posted by Erica Childs-Warner on December 17th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Thanks to a Prevent Cancer Foundation 2014 community grant, several groups of underserved women in New Hampshire will learn about basic cancer facts, the latest cancer screening guidelines and how to access low-cost screening programs. Community presentations will be available in seven different languages: Spanish, Nepali, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, American Sign Language and English.

Cooking up prevention: 2014 community grantee spotlight

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on October 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Through the support of a Prevent Cancer Foundation community grant, 7,200 African Americans in urban and rural areas in 11 states will receive cookbooks with healthy lifestyle tips on diet, exercise and cancer screening. With a $10,000 grant from the Foundation, staff at the Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia, have been collecting tips from African American women in Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. When the cookbook is finished, 18 community coalitions will help with ...

Supporting breast health for everyone

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on September 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Breast health isn’t just for October. In this year alone, an estimated 232,670 women and 2,360 men will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. An estimated 40,430 breast cancer deaths are expected this year. If diagnosed early and treated before it spreads, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer is 99 percent. But the reality is that not everyone has access to breast health education and screening. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is trying to change that little ...