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Communities Making Changes to Promote Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on July 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Last month, the Administration declared a goal of changing America’s “sick care system to a health care system” with their announcement of a national wellness strategy. The President has asked a range of Federal agencies to consider prevention in everything they do, and asks the rest of us to contribute to being healthier and making our communities healthier places. Many communities across the country have been making strides in becoming healthier. Exercise stations are being added to public areas, walking clubs are being formed, and communities are looking at ways to change their infrastructures to encourage physical activity. Some cities, like Philadelphia, are taking broad approaches to meet some of the goals of the strategy. The city has strict nutrition labeling requirements for chain restaurants, and high penalties for selling tobacco to underage buyers.  In 2006, smoking in restaurants was banned and the Mayor recently banned smoking at city pools, recreation centers and playgrounds. They encourage merchants to make healthy food displays more appealing to buyers, and high calorie sweet drinks are positioned in the bottom row of vending machines and limited to 12 oz sizes. The city has also initiated a unique program giving low income individuals $2 dollars in coupons ...

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Foundation Awards Research Grants for Spring 2011

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Administration & Community Outreach on July 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to announce its research grantees for spring 2011. The three researchers, who were selected from a pool of over 50 applications nationwide, hail from Washington, DC, Houston, TX, and Chicago, IL. The projects will expand the body of knowledge on prevention and early detection for breast, lung and ovarian cancer. [caption id="attachment_4554" align="alignright" width="150"] Dr. Suzanne O'Neill[/caption] This year’s Holden Family Grant in Breast Cancer was given to Dr. Suzanne O’Neill, assistant ...

Cancer Prevention: Something that “Virtually” Anyone Can Do!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - This year’s Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K is a family and pet-friendly event that welcomes people of all abilities, ages, shapes, sizes, and localities - you do not even have to be present on event day to participate! The Foundation has a unique opportunity to engage people nationwide to get involved in cancer prevention efforts right in their own community through participation in a “virtual team.”  The only thing that everyone involved with the Prevent Cancer ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Halibut Salad Niçoise

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Grilled Halibut Salad Niçoise

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Total Time: 1 1/2 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare potatoes (Step 2) and green beans (Step 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to 3 days. Recipe Description: Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made with tuna. Here we use sweet grilled halibut (in season in midsummer) or striped bass. To make it quicker, substitute 2 or 3 cans of drained chunk light tuna. Or skip the ...