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Be a buddy: When advocacy becomes personal, Part II

Posted by Rebecca Evans on June 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This issue’s cover story features local CBS affiliate news co-anchor and Prevent Cancer board member, Andrea Roane, whose family history of cancer inspired her to take steps to live a longer and healthier life and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! This is Part II of her story. Read Part I and make sure to check out the full spring 2014 issue of Cancer PreventionWorks. “We were stronger than the cancer,” she says, “Michael was a breeze, thanks to early detection, and an excellent patient. Even when he should have been taking it easy, he was the ‘very good dad’ when Andrew had complications from the radiation, and initial surgeries, just days after Michael was released from the hospital.” Meanwhile, in the midst of all this turmoil, Andrea fulfilled her WUSA9 duties, while Michael became the primary care giver. After spending a late evening and early morning in the emergency room with Andrew, Andrea left Michael at the hospital with Andrew while she went home to shower and change and then straight to work. “I ...

Take your exercise outdoors this summer in D.C.

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on June 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - You can find free outdoor fitness activities through your local paper and through doing online research. Learn about hiking and biking trails and find maps through the National Park Service. This blog post is focused on outdoor exercise in D.C., but every city has cheap options for staying active outdoors. Get out your map. This week, I am taking you on a trip to the best places to exercise outside in Washington, D.C. My summer goal ...

Bonkers has a message for you: Tanning isn’t cute

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on June 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - According to Bonkers Hoffler, wrinkles and tan lines look better on puppies than they do on you. With summer approaching, it’s important to remember to take steps to protect your skin. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the most preventable cancer,” said Bonkers on her walk through the Prevent Cancer office, “Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays (ultraviolet radiation)." This year, an estimated 76,100 people will be diagnosed with melanoma—the ...

Time to man up!

Posted by Kerry McAuliffe Database and Development Manager on June 9th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Gents – contrary to what we think…we are not invincible. This is why I want to let you know about Men’s Health Month. It is important to know what we can do to stay (or get) healthy to live the best and longest lives we can. Did you know that 1 out of 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime? This year alone, 855,220 American men will be diagnosed with cancer. Men’s Health ...