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Prevent Cancer Foundation Key Player in Global Lung Cancer Awareness & Early Detection

Posted by PCF Admin on July 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - For the next few days I am attending the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam. More than 100 countries are represented and there are 50 patient advocates from 21 countries. (That's up from two in 1997, and I was one of the two!) The International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) hosts this very important global conference. While at the Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer, I attended the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) that meets during the Conference. In 2001, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, along with several other leading international cancer organizations, founded the Global Lung Cancer Coalition, to promote global understanding of the burden of lung cancer and the right of patients to effective early detection, better treatment and supportive care. As the Coalition’s vice chair, I am pleased to report that in less than a decade the GLCC has grown from eight organizations from five countries to 26 organizations from 16 countries on five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia). GLCC is presently focusing its efforts on sharing more information via social media. The Coalition is overhauling its Web site and already has a Facebook page and is becoming increasingly more active on ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Pets for Prevention – Having a Pet Is Good for Your Health

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - I love animals. When I see a friendly animal I cannot help but ask the owner if I can pet it.  This stems from the lovely childhood my parents gave my sister and me. We always had a house full of love, both for one another and for our pets. Over the years we have had cats, dogs, fish, a bird, and an assortment of wild baby animals nursed until they could be returned to ...

Healthy Recipes: Watermelon Sorbet

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - This incredibly refreshing icy dessert is made without using an ice cream maker. Servings: 12 Prep Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 3 1/2 hours (including chilling & freezing times) To Make Ahead: Freeze in an airtight container for up to 2 days. Recipe Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup water 6 cups watermelon chunks (4-pound watermelon), seeded 2 tablespoons lime juice Recipe Steps: Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring to dissolve ...

Whole Foods Old Town Has Cancer Prevention in the Bag!

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on June 30th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - For the next six months, residents of the DC metro area can help save the planet while aiding the Prevent Cancer Foundation in its mission of cancer prevention and early detection. Sound too good to be true? Not only has Whole Foods made this possible, but they are also allowing shoppers to save money while doing it. The Whole Foods Old Town, located at 1700 Duke Street in Alexandria, VA, has selected the Prevent Cancer Foundation ...