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

Posted by PCF Admin 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 faced as my sister, Sara, waged her battle against the cancer that would ultimately take her life. Between my sister’s doctor visits, specialist visits, and many hospitalizations, my family and I did a lot of sitting and waiting. Fast food became convenient given our hectic schedules, and snacking outside of a mealtime seemed to take the edge off the wait to hear from a doctor, or to learn the latest test result, and provided some comfort from the reality of having no control over the situation we faced.  After Sara’s death in 2000, followed by a chain reaction of care-giving to other family members, I continued to take solace in food and became a perpetual emotional eater. By November 2004, I had gained nearly 100 lbs. ...

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 ...

ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights Progress in Cancer Prevention & Treatment

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on June 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
ASCOphoto

Advocacy - The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings together more than 30,000 members of the oncology community, including providers, researchers, advocates and industry to discuss the status of cancer treatment, prevention, research and policy.  Carolyn Aldig′, Jamie Cooper and I had the pleasure of attending the meeting this year on behalf of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and witnessing the energy and passion of those in the cancer community for making progress ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Linda Creed on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
training at RSHC

Early Detection - Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health ...