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Updated Breast Health Education Materials Just in Time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Posted by PCF Admin on September 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Sarah AbouElSeoud

Early Detection - We are excited to announce that our recently revised Breast Health Education for Young Women materials, first released in 2008, are now available! The easy-to-use facilitator’s guide and DVD designed for interactive skill-based educational sessions may be useful resources for the health education that your organization may provide to young women. The information in the guide and in the video follows current breast cancer screening and breast self-awareness guidelines. The video covers the importance of detecting breast cancer early and of being an advocate for one’s own health. It includes facts about breast cancer, a breast self-exam demonstration, and a young survivor’s story. The facilitator’s guide has step-by-step instructions for diverse activities including a video discussion, breast self-exam, role-plays and more. It also has all necessary forms, sample tests and FAQs to make it easy to implement the activities in any setting. The interactive activities and the target audience make these materials unique. As a St. Louis health educator put it, “the interactive group activities are a valuable resource and an effective teaching tool.” Click below to view a short clip of the video. For more information visit our Web site.

Shannon Miller: How Early Detection Saved My Life

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on September 6th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
Shannon

Early Detection - With seven Olympic medals, nine World Championship medals and honored in eight Halls of Fame, Shannon Miller remains the most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time. [caption id="attachment_4886" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Shannon competing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta."][/caption] Reflecting on the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta may bring back memories of the “Magnificent 7,” the tiny but powerful U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team who captured gold for the U.S. in the team competition for the first time ...

Healthy Recipes: Crab Cake Burgers

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on September 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Crab Cake Burgers

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: These burgers have a true crab flavor that isn't masked by fillers or strong seasoning. Serve on a bun with tartar sauce or with a lemon-juice-dressed salad of greens, sprouts and sliced peaches. This recipe works best with convenient pasteurized crabmeat, usually found in the refrigerated case near the fish counter. If you prefer lump crabmeat, cut it into small, uniform pieces. Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound ...

Congressional Spouse Honored for Contribution to Cancer Awareness

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lisa McGovern Headshot

Community Outreach - Each fall, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program hosts an annual awards luncheon to  recognize the activities of Congressional spouses, Members of Congress, the press and community advocates who have distinguished themselves by their work to educate the public on cancer prevention, early detection and reducing our risks for this disease. This unique Capitol Hill event brings together a bipartisan, bicameral group of spouses and Members of Congress – along with leaders in the cancer ...