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2012 Amgen Tour of California – A movable feast for the mind, body and spirit.

Posted by PCF Admin on June 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - If I could design the perfect event that combines two of my biggest passions, cycling and raising awareness, the Amgen Tour of California is it! Having the opportunity to follow America’s premier bike race for four days as part of the Breakaway from Cancer campaign was such a treat on so many different levels. It was like eating a seven-course meal of delicious food and still having room for dessert. [caption id="attachment_7256" align="alignright" width="300" caption="(From L. to R.) Stu Baker, Prevent Cancer President and Founder Bo Aldigé and Bob Baker during the Amgen Tour of California"][/caption] It all started with the offer to share my story with the Prevent Cancer Foundation about how I overcame colon cancer and use bicycling as an awareness-raising tool. I spent half my life battling Inflammatory Bowel Disease before I got cancer and didn’t get back into cycling until after I had my entire colon removed and replaced with an ileostomy. That was nearly ten years ago and I’m thrilled to have regained my health and be back in the saddle. What followed was an invitation to attend the Tour of California and since I have family there, I had to go. After a visit with Mom for ...

Must Try Workout: Rock Climbing

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Looking for a great new workout this summer? Rock climbing can help you lose weight, tone muscle and improve cardiovascular health. Communications Associate Cheryssa Jensen talks with enthusiast Anya Lagasse about some rock climbing basics. [caption id="attachment_7205" align="alignright" width="218" caption="Photo by Dan McEwan"][/caption] Q: To someone who is not familiar with rock climbing, what is it? A: Rock climbing is climbing rock walls for fun and exercise. You can do it inside, in a gym with textured walls ...

Healthy Recipes: Corn & Broccoli Calzones

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on May 24th, 2012 | No Comments »
Corn & Broccoli Calzones

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 calzones Servings: 6 Prep Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: These calzones are stuffed with a summery combination of corn and broccoli, but you can use whatever you have in your fridge. Part-skim ricotta and mozzarella make our pizza pockets lower in saturated fat. Plus a whole-wheat crust adds a nutty flavor and extra fiber. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. Recipe Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli florets 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels ...

Researcher Studies How Fiber Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Research - This month we spoke with Dallas Donohoe, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in fall 2008 to examine how fiber protects against colorectal cancer. We caught up with Dr. Donohoe to hear more about his research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_7181" align="alignright" width="215" caption="Dallas Donohoe, PhD"][/caption] What led you to the field of colorectal cancer prevention? My research on ...