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Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by PCF Admin on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health education for the general public as well as special populations. From the very beginning, Linda Creed has made it its educational goal to be inclusive, reaching out to underserved populations and bringing focused breast health education that is culturally relevant for these populations. Linda Creed has developed culturally competent breast health education curricula for use in its Circle programs because staff recognized that traditional breast health education curricula did not address the specific experiences and barriers facing members of the African-American and LBT communities. Safe Circle is for use in the African American community and Rainbow Circle is for the Lesbian/Bisexual/Transgender community. [caption id="attachment_4280" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Carol Murray, Rainbow Circle"][/caption] The Circle curricula have been designed using health education best practices, as well as incorporating the knowledge ...

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Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Honoring All Those We Love Who have Battled

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 6th, 2011 | 23 Comments »
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Events - Like many Americans, I often fail to appreciate the true meaning behind Memorial Day. In our excitement to have a paid day off from work, a three-day weekend full of family and friends, barbeque and beer, we tend to gloss over the somber gravity and reason for the holiday. My grandfather proudly served in the United States Army and did a tour of duty during the Korean War. As I reflected upon his service and his ...

Sunless Tanning Studio to Give Free Spray Tans to Save Your Skin

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on June 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - There will be more than 1,000,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States this year, but Chicagoans will have a cancer-free way to get a gorgeous golden brown tan. Spray of Sunshine in Lincoln Park is aiming to start a sunless revolution! They have teamed up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and starting June 20, they will kick off a week long benefit to help educate our community about safe tanning and skin ...

Family History & Freckles Led to Young Adult’s Skin Cancer Prevention Revelation

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on May 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Early Detection - “I am going to get skin cancer.” Coming from a healthy 22 year old, this might sound like a jarring statement, but according to the Mayo Clinic people with fair skin, who have blonde or red hair and who freckle or burn easily are at a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. Fair skin? Check. Red hair? Check. Skin that freckles and burns easily? Double check. If these were the only risk factors that applied to me, I ...