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Seventh Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament: Serious Fun for Cancer Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - “Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Jawaharlal Nehru There was a lot of free will at last week’s 7th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer. In the mix this year were 12 guys from Virginia, dressed in black polo shirts with the Foundation and Bad Beat logo specially made for the tournament. They had won their seats at a satellite tournament, benefiting the Foundation, organized by Chad Anderson of Fairfax Station. Tournament attendees referred to them all night as the “black shirts.” Chad contacted me several months ago saying he wanted to hold a satellite tournament in memory of player Chris Leach’s wife, who lost her 7 year battle with breast cancer in December.  “Chris had attended your tournament last year and has an absolute blast,” Chad told me, “so we decided to send him back this year and maybe a couple of others”. A few weeks later Chad said response to his tournament was so good, he asked if he could have 7, maybe 9 seats.  A week later the tournament was held and I received an email that read; “So we had a VERY successful event ...

Mother’s Day “Walk Against Cancer”

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The Super Colon - Brave breezes whipped around the Alviso Marina County Park, on Mother's Day weekend.  The park is the new venue for the Latinas Contra Cancer major annual fund raising event, "Walk Against Cancer", that raises awareness in the Latino community around issues of cancer.  The participants walk 3 miles from the Alviso Marina through Alviso for a commemoration of those who lost their battle and a celebration of survivorship.  The event featured many booths with health resources, give-aways, ...

Prevent Cancer Grant Helps Gilda’s Club South Florida “Raise the Roof” on Breast Cancer

Posted by Elizabeth Wynter and Sparkle Callender on May 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Outreach - “Raising the Roof”, funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, is a new project undertaken by Gilda’s Club South Florida to address breast cancer disparity among women of color. Targeted outreach and breast health education lectures will help spread the word across the community. Recently, Gilda’s raised the roof at a luncheon hosted by the North Broward County Chapter of Links Incorporated. The 200 women and men in attendance learned about breast cancer support for not only ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables

Healthy Eating - Here's a healthy twist on shrimp scampi. We left out the butter and loaded the dish up with red peppers and asparagus for a refreshing spring meal. Serve with quinoa, whole-wheat couscous or linguine. 4 servings Active Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes Ingredients 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2 large red bell peppers, diced 2 pounds asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch lengths 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 5 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound raw shrimp, (26-30 ...