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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 ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Challenge Queen

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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I was so glad to see my last post, Pizza and Stress, was a hit.  Does that mean people like to see me suffer?  Or do they relate because they suspect I’m only human? It’s Good to Be the Queen After my wayward ways, I’m on track and apparently many others are getting in shape and making healthy diet choices.  My co-workers, who have taken up the challenge, have collectively lost 75 pounds in just two months. After last week’s ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Pizza and Stress

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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In my last post I mentioned I was off to Las Vegas for the Bad Beat on Cancer  initiative at the World Series of Poker.  To be honest, there is absolutely nothing healthy about Vegas.  Between the late night eating, alcohol (yes alcohol was consumed), and the total lack of sleep, it was a tough trip.  But I loved every minute of it! Temptation Thy Name is Pizza It did not bode well for my return to ...

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 ...