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Step Away 5K: This year I’ll be ready & able

Posted by Jan Mahrer on May 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Last September, the Foundation held its inaugural Step Away from Cancer (TM) (SAFC) 5K in Washington, DC.  I had decided to “step in” and get in shape to participate.   I had no idea what I was in for when I made that decision. Best Laid Plans “Getting in shape” was more than just working out appropriately to run the race – it also meant I had to walk the talk of healthy living.  Now I preach a ...

Bowling for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Bowling

Philanthropy can come at any age. Parents try to teach their children to give, share with others, and honor their elders. Bryan Evans’s parents have much to be proud of in their 17 year-old son. Bryan was touched by cancer at an early age. In March 2002, his grandfather, Charles Finegan, passed away from colon cancer. The lost of his beloved grandfather was difficult for Bryan, and he channeled those emotions into the driving force in ...

Breast Health Education for Young Women

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Young Women

The foundation’s breast health education for Young Women materials are reaching Communities far and wide. The DVD and facilitator’s guide are now in 35 states across the U.S. and three other countries. From urban schools in Minnesota, to health fairs in New York, to a health center in Bermuda, educators are using the materials to teach breast health behavior to young women in their communities. The 14-minute educational DVD emphasizes the importance of early detection ...

Making a Difference Locally – PCF Community Grants

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Volunteer

Reaching out to individuals in soup kitchens, at health fairs and through local radio Programs, the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees are making a difference in rural and urban communities. Facing limited resources and large undeserved populations, the five community grantees have made a tremendous impact in their communities by providing valuable cancer prevention education and screening services. Here is a snapshot of the Foundation’s community grant work: Chenango health Network, Chenango County, Ny— The Chenango ...

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