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Young Professionals Tweet to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by PCF Admin on January 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - [caption id="attachment_5021" align="alignright" width="186"] Katherine Kennedy, Prevent Cancer Foundation Young Professionals Chair[/caption] On Monday January 30, over 100 young professionals in the DC area came together at the brand new Irish Whiskey Public House in DC to proactively join the Prevent Cancer community. After Chair Katherine Kennedy (@KatherineKenned) shared that she became involved with the Foundation because she has a disease, MEN-1, that is not preventable and didn't want any of her friends to face endless hours of uncertainty in a doctor's office, she then asked the young leaders to tweet why they are joining the group to "Stop Cancer Before It Starts!" and here are some of their live tweets: @DCCultrBroker My mom had cervical cancer which is why I want to #preventcancer @JummyABC7: I'm working to #preventcancer in honor of my bestfriends father who passed from the disease @LifeTie Solving cancer one tie at a time, one conversation at a time with #preventcancer @Mashtacular I'm working to #preventcancer for my BFF @PunkeyBrewster, my dad and Papa @Zkidd #Preventcancer for my friends at the Ronald Mcdonald house @AmyDee_13 If I can do anything in this life & contribute in any way that I can to help save at least one life...#preventcancer @Cheeky_Geeky I'm at @Katherinekenned's #preventcancer event ...

Healthy Recipes: Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on January 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
Slow-Roasted Cherry Tomato Bruschetta

Healthy Eating - Servings: 14 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: Roasting tomatoes brings out their inherent sweetness.   Recipe Ingredients: 3 pints cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 cup sliced fresh basil 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 14 slices baguette (preferably whole-wheat), toasted Anchovy fillets, Kalamata olives or sliced fresh basil for garnish Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 325°F. Toss tomatoes with oil, garlic, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet and roast until broken down, ...

Behind the Scenes at the State of the Union

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on January 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - There has been a great deal written and said before, during and after last night’s State of the Union address. While wading through news, blogs, tweets and Facebook posts, this tweet from Congresswoman Lois Capps caught my eye and brought a smile to my face.     [caption id="attachment_6356" align="alignright" width="358" caption="Freda Manzullo, Rep. Lois Capps, and Steve Andrews with daughter, broadcaster Erin Andrews at the 2011 Congressional Families Cancer Prevention awards luncheon"][/caption] This seating arrangement at the State ...

Healthy Recipes: Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on January 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
Oven-Fried Zucchini Sticks

Healthy Eating - Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: Our oven-baked zucchini sticks taste every bit as good as their deep-fried brethren with only a fraction of the fat and calories. Serve with a side of your favorite marinara sauce for dipping. Recipe Ingredients: Canola or olive oil cooking spray 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cornmeal 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1 1/2 pounds zucchini (about 3 medium), cut into 1/2-by-3-inch sticks 2 large egg whites, ...