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Health Care Reform Builds on Foundation’s Work

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 26th, 2010 | No Comments »
Doris Matsui

Doris Matsui Congresswomen (CA-05) Without the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the future of cancer research and prevention would be much less bright. Nearly 20 years ago, I helped found the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, which is a longstanding partnership between the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Congressional Club.  As President of the Congressional Club at the time, I knew that spouses of members of Congress have a unique perspective and platform that they can use to educate people ...

Opportunity Created for Alaska Native People

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
Judith Muller

Judith Muller, MHA, MEcon Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) “Alaska Native people lead the nation in incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. It is a problem that needs to be addressed in our tribal health system and statewide. I found the Prevent Cancer Foundation when looking for a conference that would contribute to my knowledge about colorectal cancer and in turn translate into materials and programs that might be useful within our tribal system.  The Alaska Native ...

Breakaway from Cancer Events Continue

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
Photo Credit: Andrew J. Tao

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 ...

Visiting McHenry County Celebremos Partners

Posted by Jessica Abeita, Asst. Dir. Research, Admin. & Community Outreach on July 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
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On June 8, I had the pleasure of visiting the Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la vida! site in McHenry County, Illinois. McHenry County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and over the past twenty years has experienced a dramatic increase in its Hispanic population. Since 2004, the Foundation has partnered with the Family Health Partnership Clinic (FHPC) to offer the Celebremos program to Hispanic women over 40 in the county. FHPC is a ...