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We Have a Winner! 2011 Screening Saves Lives National Challenge Announced

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Cancer Screening Partnerships on May 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge in March of this year. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening/awareness across the country.  We were thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge!  All of our applicants worked hard to gather votes and promote their projects; we applaud their efforts in CRC awareness and screening. First Prize The winner ...

Testicular Cancer Survivor’s Message: Guys, Check Yourself!

Posted by Jonny Imerman, Founder, Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support on May 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

Like many young men, my testicular cancer diagnosis came out of thin air. I had no symptoms and thought I was a healthy, twenty-six-year old, juggling a job and working on my MBA when I suddenly had a pain in my left testicle that made me drop to my knees. It felt as if someone taken a dagger and shish kebabed me. At first, my doctor misdiagnosed it as an infection. But after a couple weeks ...

Screening Saves Lives National Challenge: Vote and Make a Difference!

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Voting has begun for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer screening/awareness. The Foundation was thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge! Voting is open until May 6; don’t miss the chance to vote for the project you think will make the biggest difference. Only the top vote-getters will move on to the ...

Cancer Survivor to Young Adults: Cancer Does Not Card You Before Striking!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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When I was 17 years old, cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. I was focused on school, sports, and friends. I never really thought twice about my mortality. Like most kids, I thought that I was invincible, that nothing could harm me because I was young. So when I noticed a big lump in my neck during my junior year, I ignored it. After a few weeks the lump grew larger, so my ...