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Sunless Tanning Studio to Give Free Spray Tans to Save Your Skin

Posted by PCF Admin on June 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - There will be more than 1,000,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States this year, but Chicagoans will have a cancer-free way to get a gorgeous golden brown tan. Spray of Sunshine in Lincoln Park is aiming to start a sunless revolution! They have teamed up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and starting June 20, they will kick off a week long benefit to help educate our community about safe tanning and skin cancer prevention. Free spray tans and skin scans will be given the entire week with a donation to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Event participants will first be able to have a skin scan, which takes less than a minute and shows underlying sun damage not visible to the naked eye. Then they can choose to have a complimentary Mystic Tan or Custom Airbrush Tan. Customers will leave with a beautiful, safe, and natural looking tan, along with information on sun safety and skin cancer prevention. Spray of Sunshine’s state of the art sunless tanning studios are 100% UV Free and is the first completely sunless salon in Chicago. They specialize in custom airbrush tanning and with over 10 years of experience, they prove that orange, streaky sunless ...

Family History & Freckles Led to Young Adult’s Skin Cancer Prevention Revelation

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on May 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Early Detection - “I am going to get skin cancer.” Coming from a healthy 22 year old, this might sound like a jarring statement, but according to the Mayo Clinic people with fair skin, who have blonde or red hair and who freckle or burn easily are at a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. Fair skin? Check. Red hair? Check. Skin that freckles and burns easily? Double check. If these were the only risk factors that applied to me, I ...

Healthy Recipes: Chilaquiles Casserole

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Chilaquiles Casserole

Healthy Eating - Our version of this enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole is packed with nutritious beans and vegetables. Canned prepared enchilada sauce has great flavor and keeps the prep time quick. It can vary in heat level so find one that suits your taste. If you want to eliminate the heat altogether, try a green enchilada sauce (which is often milder than red) or substitute two 8-ounce cans of plain tomato sauce. 10 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | ...

Cutting-Edge Cancer Researchers Thank the Foundation for Early Support

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on May 26th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Research - May is National Cancer Research Month and, coincidentally, the Prevent Cancer Foundation heard from two cutting-edge cancer prevention and early detection researchers expressing their thanks for the Foundation’s early support of their work. [caption id="attachment_4176" align="alignright" width="138" caption="Dr. Gang Zeng"][/caption] Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center recently wrote to thank the Prevent Cancer Foundation for early support of his research that has led to a new test for prostate cancer, ...