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Jan’s 5K Challenge: What It Takes To Get Healthy

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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This Saturday, September 25th the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K officially ends my challenge. However, the challenge to eat healthy continues.Will I be as successful since I won’t have to blog about it each week? We shall see. As you know, throughout this challenge there have been many who have shared with me their challenges to eat healthier, exercise regularly and lose weight. None has had a more difficult time in these three areas than my sister Brenda.You ...

“Team Alan” Remembers a Loved One and Celebrates Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The formation of teams is new to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K and one of the teams formed this year is “Team Alan” in memory of Alan Matz, a retired senior chief in the Navy and former NASA engineer. Kelli Mitchell, girlfriend of Anthony Matz, Alan’s son, formed Team Alan in memory of this remarkable man, who lost his battle to liver cancer in August of this year. “We wanted to start walking and incorporating exercise into ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Why I Am Walking

Posted by Jan Bresch Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 16th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Working in the cancer field I know the stats on how many people are affected by cancer each year. How many will be diagnosed. How many will die. What the stats don’t tell me is the heartbreak of a cancer diagnosis on a family, a colleague, or a community. Nothing can ever prepare you for a cancer diagnosis and nothing can ever ease the pain that goes along with its treatment or the loss of a ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge:The “Why?” Factor

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 5th, 2010 | No Comments »
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This week I made my biggest commitment to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K yet.  I’m fundraising: asking friends, family and acquaintances to make a donation in support of my participation. Why did I wait until now for this part of the commitment?  I wanted to feel confident my knees were good to go.  Last year I pushed too hard and ended up with stress fractures in both knees.  This not only knocked me out of the ...