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Senate Spouse Barbara Grassley Recognized by Tracy’s Kids Pediatric Cancer Program

Posted by PCF Admin on February 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Barbara Grassley, spouse of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, is the salt of the earth - reliable, hard working, and kind. She is also a 25 year breast cancer survivor who has used her experience and visibility to raise awareness about prevention and early detection. Barb has been a longtime member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program’s executive council, consistently helping to guide the group’s efforts to spread the prevention message. So I was thrilled to be on hand to personally applaud her as she was recognized and saluted at the recent Tracy’s Kids red carpet event. [caption id="attachment_6578" align="alignright" width="285" caption="Barbara Grassley"][/caption] On February 7th, a fundraiser for Tracy’s Kids art program brought together several hundred movie goers for its “And the Winner Is….” event. The annual function, which raises funds for a program providing art therapy to children undergoing cancer treatment, presents a Courage Award to a role model who exemplifies the strength, dignity and perseverance necessary to face those daily challenges. My friend Barb Grassley is certainly deserving of this recognition, as was the presenter of her award – fellow Senate spouse Marcelle Leahy of Vermont – who was honored in 2007. Strength and dignity are qualities they demonstrate ...

2012 Annual Spring Gala Adds Online Auction to the Festivities

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 17th, 2012 | No Comments »

Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, will live up to its name as one of Biz Bash Magazine’s top 10 Washington, DC benefits again this year but the event will also embrace new technology with the addition of an online auction. Spearheaded by President and Founder Bo Aldigé and the Gala Dinner Committee, this new feature promises to add to the vital funds for cancer prevention and early ...

The Federal Budget Process…A long and Winding Road Towards Funding for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on February 14th, 2012 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The process of funding the Federal government is mandated by Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It is a complex process that often dominates Congressional activity for months at a time. The cycle begins in February and is supposed to end with the beginning of a new fiscal year each October 1. Prevent Cancer plays a role in this process, advocating each step of the way for maximum funding to be directed to research and cancer control ...

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Healthy Eating - Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours To Make Ahead: Store the cooled cake airtight at room temperature for up to 1 day. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with almonds just before serving. | Equipment: 9-inch springform pan, parchment paper Recipe Description: Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. It’s lovely for afternoon tea or a spring holiday dessert. Be careful not to overbeat the egg whites—they should be white and very foamy, but not ...