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We Have a Winner! 2011 Screening Saves Lives National Challenge Announced

Posted by PCF Admin on May 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge in March of this year. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening/awareness across the country.  We were thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge!  All of our applicants worked hard to gather votes and promote their projects; we applaud their efforts in CRC awareness and screening. First Prize The winner of the Screening Saves Lives National Challenge is the Center for Colon Cancer Research (CCCR) at University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, with the project Colorectal Cancer: Get Behind It.  The Center is the winner of a $5,000 educational grant and a visit from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.  This project is aimed at reducing the burden of CRC in the state of South Carolina. The project will target two worksites in rural communities in the state who have employer provided insurance that pays for CRC screening. Second and Third Prize Second place goes to the Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance (SBCCA) in Portland, OR for their project Rollin 4 the Colon.  Third place was awarded to Lucas County Colorectal Cancer Coalition in Toledo, OH for ...

Festival de Fiesta Broadway!

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - When Los Angeles, California shuts down 12 square blocks of downtown you understand why the 22nd annual "Fiesta Broadway" is billed as the largest "Cinco De Mayo" event in the world.  Combined this year with Mother's Day it drew nearly 500,000 Latinos making it the largest Hispanic event, in the country's largest Hispanic market! The Prevent Cancer SuperColon was sponsored by the California Colon Cancer Control Program (CCCCP) whose mission is to save lives by preventing and reducing ...

Testicular Cancer Survivor’s Message: Guys, Check Yourself!

Posted by Jonny Imerman, Founder, Imerman Angels 1-on-1 Cancer Support on May 17th, 2011 | No Comments »

Early Detection - Like many young men, my testicular cancer diagnosis came out of thin air. I had no symptoms and thought I was a healthy, twenty-six-year old, juggling a job and working on my MBA when I suddenly had a pain in my left testicle that made me drop to my knees. It felt as if someone taken a dagger and shish kebabed me. At first, my doctor misdiagnosed it as an infection. But after a couple weeks ...

Realm Music Group to “Rock the Fight” Against Cancer

Posted by Linda Chastain, Senior Director of Special Events on May 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - Realm Music Group is heading up an incredible effort to "Rock the Fight" against cancer. In addition to having the 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 21 at the HollywoodBeach Golf Resort in Hollywood, FL, Realm is also one of the Prevent Cancer Foundation's "Shop for Prevention" partners. Artist Ricki Erik, whose unique blend of pop, rock and reggae is taking the world by storm and his label Realm Music Group, are donating ...