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Congressional Spouse Honored for Contribution to Cancer Awareness

Posted by PCF Admin on August 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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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 community – for an hour of unity to renew our commitment to fight cancer, and recognize the work of those who inspire us through their efforts. [caption id="attachment_4859" align="alignright" width="200" caption="(L. to R.) Freda Manzullo, Julie Reichert (spouse of Representative Dave Reichert (R-WA) & Lisa McGovern"][/caption] Over the next few months, we profile the individuals receiving the 2011 awards this September at our 19th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon. The 2011 Congressional Families Leadership Award will be presented to Freda Manzullo, wife of Congressman Don Manzullo of Illinois. This award honors a spouse or Congressional family member who makes a noted contribution in the field of cancer awareness.  A cancer survivor herself, Freda became “acutely aware of the fact that cancer seems to touch almost ...

Healthy Recipes: Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

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Bean & Tomato Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 8 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes (not including soaking time) To Make Ahead: Prepare through Step 3, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Recipe Description: This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans, red onions and dried heirloom beans. Recently harvested beans (and thus freshly dried) cook more quickly than the kind you buy year-round at the market. In the latter part of the summer, ...

Falling Mammography Rates Alarm Researchers

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Regular Screening - In 2002, a U.S. government study found that women who used hormone therapy as a treatment for menopausal symptoms had an increased risk of developing breast cancer or heart disease, leading to a sharp drop in their use. This precipitated fewer visits to the doctor and fewer opportunities for reminders about mammograms, and, as a result, researchers found that mammography rates dropped in 2005 for the first time in nearly two decades. With fewer women ...

What Makes Fruits and Vegetables So Healthy?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Everyone knows that eating fruits and vegetables is important to maintain a healthy diet, but not everyone understands the science behind it. While there are a number of reasons why these food groups are so essential, one of the most important is the presence of phytochemicals, also know as phytonutrients. Besides giving fruits and vegetables distinct colors, smells and tastes, phytochemicals are rich in antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease ...