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2014 Walk/Run was a blast

Posted by Maggie Klee on September 30th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - Nationals Park went “green” on September 21 with over 1,300 runners and walkers for the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. This year’s event was a smashing success thanks to our participants and over 85 teams who helped raise more than $235,000. A crew of diligent and passionate fundraising superstars ensured that we reached our goal before the event even started. Vernon Holleman (12 years old), the Top Individual Fundraiser, raised $12,350. The Top Team Fundraiser (which was also the team with the most members, totaling 56) was Venable LLP. They raised $24,757 in honor of their former partner, David W. Goewey. A Mayorga Organics coffee cart gave participants a free jolt of caffeine as Mel and Ty from 107.3’s “Sarah, Ty & Mel” welcomed them with Foundation and cancer prevention trivia. Attendees receiving free oral cancer screenings, photo shoots with the Nationals’ President mascot, massages, skin cancer screenings, a runner dressed as a hot dog, and a giant inflatable colon were just a few of the sights at the 6th annual Walk/Run. In the weeks following the event, we’ve received inspiring feedback from participants. One said, “It was a fantastic experience and I was incredibly impressed with the volunteers throughout the course and the awesome signage throughout,” and another ...

Research progress report: Identifying a biomarker for ovarian cancer early detection

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Manager, Research Administration and Conference Planning on September 25th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Research - (photo: Dr. Kast and his team dramatize attacking a cancer cell) The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports research in cancer prevention and early detection and has provided funding for more than 480 grants or fellowships at more than 150 of the most prestigious academic institutions and medical centers across the country. The goal of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Research Program is to identify and fund innovative projects with potential to make substantial contributions to cancer prevention and ...

Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program recognizes leadership in prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on September 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - September 18th marked the 22nd annual Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program’s Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. The program’s signature event, held on Capitol Hill, recognizes the activities of congressional spouses, media representatives and other advocates for excellence in cancer education, awareness and prevention. This year’s theme was leadership in prevention, honoring CVS Health, award winning NBC News journalist Nancy Snyderman, M.D. and congressional spouse Linda Bachus of Alabama. Investigation Discovery Channel’s Paula Zahn served as the ...

5k Walk/Run & health fair are not to be missed

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - 5 days and counting! This coming Sunday, September 21, marks the 6th annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run is a family (and dog!) friendly event focused on promoting healthy living. Participants run or walk along the Capitol Riverfront boardwalk and through Yards Park, enjoying scenic views along the way. We know that you’re pumped for the 5k, but the excitement doesn’t end there. The health fair on the stadium concourse before and ...