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2012 Annual Spring Gala Adds Online Auction to the Festivities

Posted by PCF Admin on February 17th, 2012 | No Comments »

Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, will live up to its name as one of Biz Bash Magazine’s top 10 Washington, DC benefits again this year but the event will also embrace new technology with the addition of an online auction. Spearheaded by President and Founder Bo Aldigé and the Gala Dinner Committee, this new feature promises to add to the vital funds for cancer prevention and early detection research, community outreach, advocacy and education raised during the Gala which celebrates a different country each year. The online auction will showcase 30 carefully selected and highly coveted items ranging from once- in- a- lifetime experiences to deluxe air travel. A sampling of some of the outstanding Gala Online Auction items include: A mixed case of California wines, all rated 100 by Robert Parker A coveted slot in the Waterfall Salmon Fishing Tournament on a private island in Alaska A week’s stay in a four-bedroom apartment in Venice, Italy A week’s stay aboard a 51-foot, private sailing yacht with 5 staterooms in the British Virgin Islands Business class travel to Zurich, Switzerland for two and a 3-night stay at the Park Hyatt Zurich Four nights’ accommodation in a suite in the ...

The Federal Budget Process…A long and Winding Road Towards Funding for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on February 14th, 2012 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The process of funding the Federal government is mandated by Congressional Budget Act of 1974. It is a complex process that often dominates Congressional activity for months at a time. The cycle begins in February and is supposed to end with the beginning of a new fiscal year each October 1. Prevent Cancer plays a role in this process, advocating each step of the way for maximum funding to be directed to research and cancer control ...

Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Healthy Eating - Servings: 10 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 2 hours To Make Ahead: Store the cooled cake airtight at room temperature for up to 1 day. Drizzle with honey and sprinkle with almonds just before serving. | Equipment: 9-inch springform pan, parchment paper Recipe Description: Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. It’s lovely for afternoon tea or a spring holiday dessert. Be careful not to overbeat the egg whites—they should be white and very foamy, but not ...

Harmful Secondhand Smoke in Cars Affects Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »

No Smoking - Secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems. One in 5 middle school and high school students are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars according to government researchers. Many public places have laws against smoking in public, such as bars and schools. However, research has shown that secondhand smoke from inside cars can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than smoke-filled public places. Even if the car window is open, exposure to secondhand smoke ...