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Bad Beat on Cancer Raises the Stakes with World Series of Poker

Posted by PCF Admin on April 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Back in 2003 when Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst started Bad Beat on Cancer™ (BBoC) at the World Series of Poker®, we had no idea the impact it would have on poker players and cancer prevention. That year, the BBoC initiative hit the jackpot when a little known player by the name of Chris Moneymaker (appropriate name for a poker player), won the series and donated 1% of his winnings to Bad Beat on Cancer. Fast forward to 2011— Bad Beat on Cancer has raised $3.4 million to fund cutting-edge cancer prevention research, free community-based cancer screening programs nationwide and lifesaving educational information and programming. All made possible by generous players pledging and donating 1% of their winnings. Over the years, hundreds of players signed on – amateurs and pros alike – including such poker stars  as Phil Hellmuth, Jr., Paul Wasicka, Andy Bloch, Annie Duke, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Howard Lederer and many more. This year, Bad Beat on Cancer expands by becoming the official charity of the World Series of Poker! As part of our new partnership, we are launching the Bad Beat Seminar Series at the 2011 World Series of Poker®. This unprecedented series of free seminars features personal stories, insight, ...

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Healthy Recipes: Chicken & White Bean Salad

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chicken & White Bean Salad

Healthy Eating - Zucchini and celery give this chicken-and-bean salad a nice crunch. We like serving it over a bed of slightly bitter escarole and radicchio, but any type of salad greens will work. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients Vinaigrette 1 medium clove garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice, plus more to taste 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar or red-wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Salad 1 15-ounce can cannellini or other white ...

Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by Eric Shanteau on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Early Detection - I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to ...

Healthy Recipes: Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
Cashew-Snow Pea Stir-Fry

Healthy Eating - Radishes add a burst of color to this easy snow pea stir-fry and cooking them tames their spiciness.   4 servings, about 3/4 cup each      Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 teaspoon chile-garlic sauce (see Note) 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger 3 cups snow peas (about 9 ounces), trimmed 3/4 cup trimmed and quartered radishes (about 1 bunch) 4 scallions, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 3 tablespoons unsalted cashews, toasted (see ...