Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Whole Foods Old Town Has Cancer Prevention in the Bag!

Posted by PCF Admin on June 30th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - For the next six months, residents of the DC metro area can help save the planet while aiding the Prevent Cancer Foundation in its mission of cancer prevention and early detection. Sound too good to be true? Not only has Whole Foods made this possible, but they are also allowing shoppers to save money while doing it. The Whole Foods Old Town, located at 1700 Duke Street in Alexandria, VA, has selected the Prevent Cancer Foundation to be one of two recipients in their Nickels for Non-Profits program. Whole Foods created Nickels for Non-Profits as a way to reduce the impact on the environment while supporting local non-profit groups. To participate in this program, shoppers simply must bring their own reusable shopping bag or bulk container when shopping at this particular Whole Foods location. Whole Foods will then waive the 5 cent bag charge and present participants with a wooden token, which can be placed in the Prevent Cancer non-profit box. All proceeds that go into the Prevent Cancer box, which is located by the shop’s entrance, will be donated to the Foundation. The Prevent Cancer Foundation will only be featured for the next six months, so make sure to visit Whole ...

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Researcher Q&A with Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - To raise awareness of preventable diseases during men’s health month, we are highlighting the research of Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center. Dr. Zeng received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2006. His research project focused on examining epitope arrays as a potentially complementary technology to Prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests for early detection of prostate cancer and its reoccurrence. 1.  What led you to the ...

A Healthy Competition With the Boss – It’s All For Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - The latest quandary that I’ve found myself in will come as no surprise to my friends and family members who are reading this. I have a big mouth; this is just a fact of life. In spite of the fact that I have already promised to recruit 10 team members, raise $5,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k and lose 30 lbs by September 24, I got the bright idea to issue a friendly office ...

Atlanta Hosts Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by Eileen Sexton, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications on June 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Foundation had the incredible opportunity to exhibit the Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on June 15th. Centennial Park, in the heart of downtown “Hotlanta”, is a gathering place for so many people to enjoy and celebrate, since it is one of the city’s 1996 Olympic Games’ host legacy projects. The Olympic torch has been extinguished for more than a decade now, but the park provides a unique and ...