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Prevent Cancer Foundation Super Colon & Breakaway from Cancer Support the Dempsey Challenge

Posted by PCF Admin on November 21st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Advocacy - Last month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation participated in the Dempsey Challenge presented by Amgen. The event is a fundraiser for The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Maine. And while it raises funds for the Dempsey Center to provide services free of charge to patients and the community, the event also brings the community together through the Lifestyle Festival, walking, cycling, running, and a celebration of survivors, prevention and wellness. The Prevent Cancer Super Colon exhibit was prominently featured as part of the Health and Wellness exhibit, and many of the several thousand individuals that participated in the event stopped to make their way through the colon. The reaction of the visitors to the colon is always different. Many of the younger visitors scrunch their nose and say “yuck.” Other young visitors think it is a moon bounce and run through it repeatedly. But I am always most touched by the adults who stop, pick up information about colon cancer prevention and screening, and take time to share their personal stories. I’ve heard from so many men and women whose lives have been saved because polyps were removed before they became cancer ...

Reimagining the Cranberry During the Holiday Season

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - When you think of canned cranberry sauce, images of the gelatinous, sugar laden holiday staple come to mind. But without all the added sugar, cranberries can be used to liven up a holiday meal by providing extra flavor and an assortment of health benefits. Cranberries are loaded with vitamin C as well as antioxidants and have properties which may help prevent cancer, heart disease and stomach ulcers. Cranberries are also effective against bacteria which cause bladder ...

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

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Black Bean Croquettes with Fresh Salsa

Healthy Eating - Recipe Description: Staples like canned black beans and frozen corn transform into spicy croquettes in mere minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas, coleslaw and lime wedges. Recipe Ingredients: 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed 1/4 cup plus 1/3 cup plain dry breadcrumbs, divided 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes 2 scallions, sliced 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon chili powder, hot if desired, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 avocado, diced Recipe Steps: Preheat oven ...

Dancing + Exercising + Fun = Zumba

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on | 1 Comment »
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Exercise Daily - I recently had the opportunity to attend my first Zumba class at Ballston Common Sport & Health in Arlington, VA and I had such a wonderful experience! I’m not the kind of person who goes to the gym regularly or goes running in my neighborhood, but I know that regular exercise is important to stay healthy and to help prevent cancer. Since I love to dance, Zumba was a perfect activity for me to try ...