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Happy and healthy during the holidays (Infographic)

Posted by Rebecca Evans on December 4th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Wellness - Studies show that weight gained during the holiday season isn’t lost during the rest of the year. Temptations are everywhere in the month of December – holiday cookies and copious amounts of eggnog provide zero nutritional value. Don’t let the holiday season destroy your health! We created this infographic using Dr. Ann’s article Staying Healthy During the Holidays to provide you with helpful tips for maintaining your health during the craze of holiday festivities. You’ll be much happier if you’re healthy during the holidays.     More ways to reduce your cancer risk Tips for living a healthy lifestyle on Dr. Ann’s Facebook page

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#GivingTuesday: It can save your life

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Rebecca

#GivingTuesday - Holidays are a time for celebrating, loving and giving – not living in fear. The word “cancer” inflicts fear in millions of Americans every day. In 2013 alone, 580,000 people will die from the disease, taking away the mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings, children and friends we hold especially dear to our hearts during this season. Research shows that up to 60 percent of cancer cases and more than 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable. ...

Celebrate Thanksgiving on a lighter note

Posted by Liona Chan on November 27th, 2013 | No Comments »
Liona

Healthy Eating - The holidays are generally a fairly indulgent time of year. While giving up some of your favorites can be difficult, navigate this year’s Thanksgiving with some helpful ideas from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and wellness expert Dr. Ann. Stay healthy and substitute some of those heavy dishes with these lighter alternatives. Original: Mashed potatoes Dr. Ann refers to mashed potatoes and other starchy foods made from white flour as the “Great White Hazards.” This holiday favorite has ...

Congressional Families honors advocates for highlighting cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on November 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - On November 19, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosted its 21st Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. House and Senate Members, spouses, diplomats and cancer advocates were greeted by silken charcoal gray table cloths, gray pashmina covered chairs and green berried floral arrangements – a nod to the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s green and gray signature colors. The awards luncheon is one of the most popular events of Congressional Families Cancer Prevention - a year ...