Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Enjoy the Capitol Riverfront at the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Rebecca Evans on June 26th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to be returning to Nationals Park for our annual 5k Walk/Run on September 21. Nearly 2,000 people will come together to raise funds for and learn about cancer prevention and early detection. They will also get a taste of all the Capitol Riverfront area has to offer, as they move along the scenic route on the riverfront boardwalk through Yards Park, and back to Nationals Park, where they can enjoy a health fair around the concourse of the stadium. If you haven’t been to the Navy Yard area in southeast D.C. lately, you may be surprised to see what you see when you step off the metro and walk a few blocks. Home of the Washington Nationals baseball team at Nationals Park, the Capitol Riverfront is also a burgeoning area with young professionals, longtime D.C. residents and young families alike. There are a number of events happening at Yards Park each week, including free fitness classes from VIDA Fitness (Yes, I said free!). VIDA Fitness is one of the premier fitness groups in D.C. and you can join a Zumba, yoga or boot camp class with one of their amazing instructors almost any day of the ...

Easy, healthy breakfast in under ten minutes

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on June 25th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - We all love breakfast food - just not when we are running off to work and eating in the car on our commute. Many of us even vouch for skipping breakfast altogether. For years, I have made it a part of my routine to eat a healthy and tasty breakfast every morning. Like our moms always said, breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Studies show that mom is right: eating a ...

Why I walk: To win one against cancer

Posted by Sandra L. Gehring on June 24th, 2014 | 2 Comments »
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Events - Like nearly every woman I know, my life is chock full of the shoulds. You know what I mean; “I should make interesting meals after I drag myself home from work every night,” or “I should do a couple more loads of laundry before I go to bed,” and “The dog looks so sad, I should take him for a long walk,” aka good old-fashioned guilt. Running is on my list of shoulds. I re-started running 10 ...

Subcommittee on Health holds “21st Century Cures” hearing

Posted by Jennifer DeMarco, External Affairs Intern on June 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Recently, the House Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Capitol Hill to discuss “21st Century Cures: the Role of Incentives in Advancing Treatments and Cures for Patients.” Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Michigan) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-Pennsylvania) expressed their eagerness to address issues surrounding the introduction and accessibility of innovative treatments. Representative Upton noted that “we lack effective treatments for almost 95 percent of known diseases and over 95 ...