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Charity Begins at Home: An Easy Fundraising Project for Kids

Posted by PCF Admin on February 1st, 2012 | 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 back is to allow them to make a gift in honor or memory of someone they love. Through tributes, the Prevent Cancer Foundation helps individuals fight back against a disease that has affected the lives of so many loved ones. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Tribute gifts help us to fulfill our vision to “Stop Cancer Before It Starts!” Every penny, every nickel, and every dollar counts! Tribute gifts, large and small, have helped raise more than $1 million dollars over the last ten years for cancer prevention and early detection research and programming. With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, allowing your child to make a tribute gift in honor or memory of a loved one shows them ...

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, ...

Behind the Scenes at the State of the Union

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on January 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - There has been a great deal written and said before, during and after last night’s State of the Union address. While wading through news, blogs, tweets and Facebook posts, this tweet from Congresswoman Lois Capps caught my eye and brought a smile to my face.     [caption id="attachment_6356" align="alignright" width="358" caption="Freda Manzullo, Rep. Lois Capps, and Steve Andrews with daughter, broadcaster Erin Andrews at the 2011 Congressional Families Cancer Prevention awards luncheon"][/caption] This seating arrangement at the State ...