Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

A Healthy Competition With the Boss – It’s All For Cancer Prevention!

Posted by PCF Admin on June 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - The latest quandary that I’ve found myself in will come as no surprise to my friends and family members who are reading this. I have a big mouth; this is just a fact of life. In spite of the fact that I have already promised to recruit 10 team members, raise $5,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k and lose 30 lbs by September 24, I got the bright idea to issue a friendly office challenge to my boss through the most public forum available: Facebook. Yes friends, you know I won’t leave well enough alone; I just can’t help myself. My fellow West Virginians can tell you that it is impossible for any of us to participate in any kind of friendly competition (even as a spectator) without delivering a little “smack talk.” WELL, I’ve been doing a little bit of smack talking on Facebook, saying that my team can raise more money than her team. Okay, I’ve been doing A LOT of smack talking actually. So, I’m going to need some major help from my family and friends to make good on this latest challenge, but I have no doubt though that they are the best in the entire world ...

Atlanta Hosts Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by Eileen Sexton, Managing Director, Marketing & Communications on June 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Foundation had the incredible opportunity to exhibit the Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on June 15th. Centennial Park, in the heart of downtown “Hotlanta”, is a gathering place for so many people to enjoy and celebrate, since it is one of the city’s 1996 Olympic Games’ host legacy projects. The Olympic torch has been extinguished for more than a decade now, but the park provides a unique and ...

Stylish and Sun-Safe: Baby Photo Contest Winner Announced

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen and Liona Chan, Communication Associates on June 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - Congratulations to baby Gracie, 1 y.o., from Rochester, MI. You won the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s “Sun-Smart Baby Photo Contest” on Facebook! To celebrate Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month this May, the Foundation launched a “Sun-Smart Baby Photo Contest” on Facebook to spread the word about the importance of protecting babies’ delicate skin from the sun. We asked for pictures of your babies protected from the sun by sporting stylish sun hats. Thanks to all those ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: From Fat to Fit & Flab to Fab

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 13th, 2011 | 10 Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

Events - If there is a word that I despise nearly as much as the “c word” (cancer) it would have to be the word “fat.”  After losing the baby chub from early childhood I was finally at a normal weight during high school, although my 5’3” frame and body type has always been somewhat “stocky.” When I went to college I gained more than double the “Freshman 15,” mostly due to the turmoil that my family ...