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Prevent Cancer awardee announces winners of sun safety contest

Posted by The Skin Cancer Foundation on April 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Students across the country win iPads by encouraging their peers to be sun safe. With a $10,000 community grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, The Skin Cancer Foundation held a contest in schools across the country to encourage students to spread the word about sun safety. We checked in with Whitney Potter, Director of Special Projects, to learn about the results of their educational contest: This past fall, The Skin Cancer Foundation launched a national back-to-school contest ...

Community leaders work together to prevent cancer

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on December 6th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Collaborations between organizations are a great way to leverage resources for breast cancer screening and education. Our breast cancer screening program ¡Celebremos la vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life) provides free mammography screenings to underserved Latinas in the D.C. metro area and outside Chicago, Illinois. Our clinic partners are reaching more women with education and outreach activities every day and bringing new patients into their clinics to receive these essential cancer screening services. A significant community relationship has ...

Community-level breast cancer screening and education support

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation and Outreach on October 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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What do the song and dance number “We’re off to get a Mammogram”, a breast health education curriculum for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities, and a screening program in New Orleans post-Katrina have in common? They are all breast cancer screening and education initiatives supported by Prevent Cancer. This month, the nation is filled with pink ribbons, t-shirts, labels and events to raise awareness for breast cancer. Since 1994, Prevent Cancer has supported 19 programs in ...

Community grantee spotlight: Cancer prevention on the Standing Rock Reservation

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation & Outreach on October 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer has been making a difference in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities since 2007 through grants that support powwows, traditional food guides and numerous other cancer prevention projects. Our grants have enabled groups across Indian Country to implement cancer initiatives tailored to their individual communities. According to the Intercultural Cancer Council, the AI/AN community includes more than 560 federally recognized tribes and a wide range of languages, beliefs and cultures. There are ...