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2012 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Is Most Successful to Date!

Posted by DJ Abernathy on October 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Thank you to all participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make the 4th annual Prevent Cancer 5K walk/run the most successful yet, raising a record breaking $112,000! More than 400 individuals and families (and doggies) gathered at Nationals Park Sunday, September 30 to demonstrate their commitment to saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_8214" align="alignright" width="300"] Racing President Teddy leads the 5K starting line.[/caption] Dance Trance led a fun, aerobic warm-up before Nationals ...

Dance Trance Moves to Prevent Cancer!

Posted by Sarah Spear Sands on September 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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DC’s hot new dance fitness program pairs up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation Young Professionals to get people moving toward healthier lives. [caption id="attachment_8098" align="alignright" width="209"] The Ladies of Dance Trance: Lauren Cantrell McCaghren, Sarah Spear Sands and Maria Jose Garcia Casellas on Capitol Hill.[/caption] When I first learned about the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I had no idea that there were so many preventable cancers. I was amazed…I didn’t realize how many lifestyle choices you can make ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Team Competition Heats Up as Event Nears

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on September 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8009" align="alignright" width="300"] Team Friends for Prevention at the 2011 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k[/caption] The Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k teams are hitting the ground running with some impressive fundraising! With less than a month to go, the competition is heating up as the weather begins to cool down.  Here is a "snapshot" of the leading individual and team fundraisers: Individual Fundraisers Allison Hutchins Kelli Hambleton Marcia Carlucci Grant Allen Sarah Stettinius Fundraising Teams All in Against Cancer Cancer Conquerors Team C-Line Team Cindy Lee Carlucci Crusaders [caption id="attachment_8024" ...

Prevent Cancer 5K Cancer Conquerors: A Dad’s Diagnosis, A Daughter’s Vow

Posted by Allison Hutchins on August 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Eleven years ago, my parents sat me down and told me that my dad had melanoma, a severe form of skin cancer. Just 13 years old, I wasn't truly sure how to handle this news. I remember being scared at first, then very confused, and finally hopeful, knowing that it might be possible to have all of the cancerous cells surgically removed so my dad could go back to life as it was before. Thankfully, the ...