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Announcing the 2012 Community Grants Awardees

Posted by PCF Admin on February 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minnesota, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the Utah Department of Health and the Women’s Resource Center in Colorado. The goal of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier and that demonstrate the potential to make a positive impact in the field of cancer prevention. For the 2012 grants cycle, applications were submitted from groups across the country focusing on innovative and unique ways to increase cancer prevention, early detection and education. 2012 Community Grant snapshots: Powwow 4 Hope – The program goal is to increase cancer awareness and prevention knowledge and share information on available cancer prevention and screening resources to 3,000 American Indian event participants. L.E.A.P. Young Adult Cancer (Learning, Education, Awareness, Prevention) – This project aims to impact adolescent and young adult cancers by educating medical students early in their careers; impacting their interaction with patients and empowering the medical professionals to share the knowledge with college and high school students. Play it Safe Utah –This grant project will provide sun safety education and ...

Charity Begins at Home: An Easy Fundraising Project for Kids

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on | No Comments »
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Outreach - The adage “charity begins at home” is a valid one. Children learn by example. If parents expose their children to generosity, their kids are more likely to be generous as a result. Those who give to others instill a charitable spirit in their children, allowing them to develop charitable tendencies as they develop into adults. It becomes an integral part of their lives. A great way to help children get in the mindset of giving ...

Young Professionals Tweet to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff 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 ...

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, ...