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Healthy Recipes: Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

Posted by PCF Admin on December 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Chocolate-Cherry Snack Bars

Healthy Eating - Servings: 16 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (including 1 hour cooling time) To Make Ahead: Store airtight for up to 1 week. | Equipment: parchment paper Recipe Description: These cereal bars are chewy, crunchy and delicious with good-for-you seeds, nuts, fruit and little explosions of chocolate. We like the flavor of dried cherries or cranberries, but any coarsely chopped dried fruit will work. Recipe Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups unsweetened puffed wheat cereal 1/2 cup pecan halves, chopped medium-fine 1/3 cup salted roasted pepitas (see Notes) 1/4 cup dried cherries or dried cranberries, coarsely chopped 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds (see Notes) 1/2 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips or finely chopped bittersweet chocolate Recipe Steps: Position a rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 300°F. Line an 8-inch-square pan with parchment paper, letting it overhang on two opposite sides. Toss cereal, pecans, pepitas, cherries (or cranberries), sesame seeds and ground flaxseeds in a large bowl. Combine honey, vanilla and salt in a small saucepan. Warm over medium heat, stirring, until the honey is more fluid and the salt is dissolved. Pour the honey mixture over the dry ingredients and fold until everything is moistened and sticky. Let cool for 5 minutes. ...

Project Empowers Latinas to be Champions against Cancer

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Research Administration & Community Outreach on December 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - In December 2010, the Foundation received a 2011 National Capital Area grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This two-year grant is funding a project entitled “Las Campeonas de ¡Celebremos La Vida!: Providing Education Outreach and Screening.” ¡Celebremos La Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!)  provides breast and cervical cancer education and screening to medically underserved Hispanic women in the Washington, DC area and in McHenry County, IL. Through support from Komen, the Foundation is adding ...

The Power of Charitable Giving to Save Lives

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on November 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The day after Thanksgiving I saw a friend who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s completed four rounds of chemotherapy, lost her hair, and on some days her appetite.  She’s thinner and looks a bit frail, but her spirit is as strong as ever. Thankfully, she’s doing great. She has a sparkle in her eye and an unbelievable zest for life that would have killed her cancer if the chemo didn’t! She was thrilled to ...

Researcher Q&A with Janne Nappi, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on November 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - [caption id="attachment_5752" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Janne Nappi, PhD"][/caption] The Foundation is proud to highlight the colon cancer research of Janne Nappi, PhD, an instructor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nappi received a two-year grant from the Foundation in Fall 2008 to improve the accuracy of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) by developing sophisticated computer algorithms to analyze the surface of the colon and indicate the locations of hard-to-detect flat growths that might develop into cancer. 1.  What ...