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A Great Race, for a Great Cause: An Intern’s View

Posted by Candice Hardie on September 28th, 2010 | No Comments »
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It has been a month since I began my internship with the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Every morning when I get up, my first thought after “Hmm, maybe I can hit the snooze button again,” is “What cool new things am I going to be doing today?” The sleepiness fades, as I get excited for another day with a great organization. I was instantly attracted to this position. The Foundation, its mission, and programs have helped to ...

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 ...