Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Atlanta Hosts Prevent Cancer Super Colon

Posted by PCF Admin 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 festive spot for downtown Atlanta’s workforce, parents with children and for those attending the large conventions at the Georgia Dome. With such a remarkable backdrop and with hundreds of children cooling off in the Fountain of Rings, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon stop, made possible through the support of Amgen, soon became one of the day’s most sought out attractions. The Foundation welcomed more than 800 individuals through the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.  Many adults expressed great interest in knowing more about colorectal cancer prevention and many others shared their own experiences with colitis and polyps or stories of colon cancer battles. Overall, the hundreds of people who stopped by were quite diverse in age, race, and ethnic background. A host of children, coming directly from ...

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 »
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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 ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on June 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

Healthy Eating - Our healthier eggplant Parmesan sandwich uses tender, smoky grilled eggplant instead of fried, so it has a fraction of the fat and calories. To make these sandwiches a cinch to prepare, make sure to have all your ingredients ready before you head out to the grill. 4 servings | Active Time: 45 minutes | Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 large eggplant, (1 1/4-1 1/2 pounds), cut into 12 1/4-inch-thick rounds Canola or olive ...