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Cancer Prevention: Something that “Virtually” Anyone Can Do!

Posted by PCF Admin on July 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - This year’s Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K is a family and pet-friendly event that welcomes people of all abilities, ages, shapes, sizes, and localities - you do not even have to be present on event day to participate! The Foundation has a unique opportunity to engage people nationwide to get involved in cancer prevention efforts right in their own community through participation in a “virtual team.”  The only thing that everyone involved with the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K has to have in common is the desire to stop cancer before it starts. People from across the country will be walking, running, strolling, wheeling and biking for cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach. So far, nine teams have committed to raising vital cancer prevention funds. One “virtual team.” is taking the idea of virtual participation to the next level.  With a team goal of $10,000, the “One Gear Boys,”  Zachary Rosenthal and Dallas Plikuhn, are embarking on a cycling journey from Brooklyn, NY on August 1 to Seaside, Oregon. The duo project the trip will take them between 8-10 weeks. Now that’s dedication to saving lives! To follow the progress of the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K’s NEW YORK CITY ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Halibut Salad Niçoise

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Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 servings Servings: 6 Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Total Time: 1 1/2 hours To Make Ahead: Prepare potatoes (Step 2) and green beans (Step 3), cover and refrigerate separately for up to 3 days. Recipe Description: Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made with tuna. Here we use sweet grilled halibut (in season in midsummer) or striped bass. To make it quicker, substitute 2 or 3 cans of drained chunk light tuna. Or skip the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on July 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s look at cancer prevention, early detection and wellness news from around the Web. Sunglasses Should Be Worn All Year to Protect Eyes from UV Rays Harmful UV rays pose just as much of a threat to your eyes as they do to your skin. While the risk is highest in the summer, it’s important to protect yourself year-round when outdoors. (Washington Post) Fewer People Dying of Colon Cancer, Report Says A CDC report confirms ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Posted by Gina Artioli, NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, Communication Specialist on July 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Peak Vista, a 2011 community grantee, operates 19 outpatient health centers in Colorado, providing high quality health care to low-income, uninsured and under-insured families since 1971, including free skin cancer screenings. Over 420 Colorado Springs and surrounding area residents turned out for an annual skin screening in May, recognizing the importance of early detection when it comes to cancer protection. This was the largest turnout since it began - up over 150% from prior years. The ...