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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 ...

Live Long: 7 Reasons to Join Team Prevention

Posted by Linda Chastain, Director of Special Events on July 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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What’s Team Prevention you ask? Team Prevention is the wonderful mix of runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors that make the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K one of the “Best Bets for 5Ks” in the Washington, DC metro area.   Here are just a few reasons you should get involved today: Meet new friends. Whether you are registering as an individual runner, forming a team or joining a team, you are sure to meet other runner/walkers who know the importance of ...

Breakaway from Cancer Events Continue

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that the Breakaway from Cancer initiative does not end with the Amgen Tour of California. Breakaway in Colorado! We’re excited to announce that Breakaway is adding another event to its portfolio. Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer  will be the lead sponsor of the 45th annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb cycling race, which is presented by Team Evergreen Racing and will take place Saturday, July 24, beginning near Idaho ...