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Festival de Fiesta Broadway!

Posted by PCF Admin on May 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Feista Broadway

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 the devastating effects of colon cancer for Californians through education, early detection, diagnosis and treatment, and integrated preventive services, with special emphasis on the underserved.  CCCCP is a federally funded program, run by the California Department of Public Health, established to increase awareness of colon cancer through public health education.  Unlike many other cancers, colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable through early detection.  The bilingual Prevent Cancer SuperColon exhibit raises awareness about the importance of early colon cancer detection and encourages visitors to get screened for the disease. It shows healthy colon tissues, as well as polyps at various stages.  Onsite at the festival were Spanish speaking volunteers to help community members understand how healthy lifestyles play an important role in preventing colon cancer. Watch this YouTube ...

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 »
Realm Music Group

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 ...

A Healthy Diet, Regular Exercise Important Strategies for Moving the U.S. Forward

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Prevent Cancer Champion Seal

Foundation News - In Tim Karman’s recent article on the Washington Post’s Future of Food Conference, many issues which way heavily on the minds’ of policymakers and families alike were mentioned. However, the one “takeaway” that is a bright spot in an often contentious debate is the importance of eating a healthy diet, especially for children, to begin to address the alarming rates of obesity and obesity-related conditions. As Sam Kass , the assistant White House chef and ...