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Prevent Cancer Foundation Raises Over $1.2 Million at Annual Spring Gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”

Posted by PCF Admin on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 17th Annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum on March 11, 2011. The Foundation welcomed 900 guests to the event, including many prominent members of the DC diplomatic, political, business and philanthropic communities. This year’s gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”, raised over $1.2 million dollars to further our mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach. [caption id="attachment_3417" align="alignleft" width="304" caption="Eddy Estrada, Kim Estrada and David Tutera at the Spring Gala"][/caption] Prevent Cancer Foundation board member, acclaimed wedding and event planner David Tutera designed the red and silver swathed event, which included 30,000 red roses, softly candlelit tables, cascading crystal centerpieces and intricate candelabra. He also brought special guests Kim Estrada, a breast cancer survivor, and her husband Eddy with him this year. The couple was invited to the Gala during their breast cancer awareness themed episode of Tutera’s show “My Fair Wedding”. Guests enjoyed a sumptuous three course meal, including a Veal Ravioli first course, a Beef Entrecôte main course and a beautifully arranged Chocolate Indulgence with Strawberry Sorbet for dessert. Congresswoman Doris Matsui was honored as the Foundation’s 2011 Cancer Prevention Champion for her inspiration and ...

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Healthy Recipes: Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

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Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Healthy Eating - Cranberries add a particularly pleasing tartness and color to pears. Fresh ginger, lemon and vanilla brighten up the pears, while reduced-fat sour cream adds flavor to the biscuit-dough crust. 10 servings Active Time: 1 hour  Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time) Ingredients Filling 1/3 cup pear nectar, apple juice or water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 8 slightly underripe pears, preferably Bosc or Bartlett, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 ...

A Daughter’s Story: Colon Cancer’s Impact on a Family

Posted by Catherine Osterhaus on March 17th, 2011 | 12 Comments »
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Regular Screening - “Well, it’s the size of a small orange,” my dad said as he pointed at the images taken of a tumor during his colonoscopy. It was a Tuesday night, and I felt a sense of relief that we had finally found the source of stomach pain and unexplained weight loss that he suffered from for the past two months. I was also shocked. As a thin, healthy, active thirty-eight year old, he wasn’t even a ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon Hits Northern California

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 16th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ and a tsunami hit northern California at the same time this week as the Sonoma County Oncology Nursing Society (SCONS) hosted the exhibit at the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa, CA.  The collaborative effort that SCONS put together included Santa Rosa Imaging Center, Kaiser Permanente, Endoscopy Center of Santa Rosa, Redwood Regional Medical Group, Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and other corporate sponsors.  Along with a stroll through the Prevent Cancer Super ...