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Epic Poker to Hold Charity Tournament for Bad Beat on Cancer

Posted by PCF Admin on October 26th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Events - Epic Poker will hold a No-Limit Hold’em charity tournament to benefit Bad Beat on Cancer (BBoC), an initiative of the Prevent Cancer Foundation on December 12, 2011 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The $240 buy-in tournament will offer $100 re-buys for the first four levels with an optional $100 add-on opportunity for double chips at the end of the fourth level. One hundred percent of all prize money will be donated to Prevent Cancer Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. The Prevent Cancer Foundation works to "Stop Cancer Before It Starts!" by advocating and supporting the prevention and early detection of cancer through Research, Education and Community Outreach. Phil Gordon, well-known poker player, WPT Champion, television personality and philanthropist, will provide commentary throughout the tournament. Gordon founded founded Bad Beat on Cancer with Rafe Furst in 2003 by asking players to pledge just 1% of their poker winnings to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Since then, top poker pros and amateurs have signed onto Team 1% , raising over $3.8 million, and have help fund cancer prevention research, education and community outreach ― by playing poker. Play poker for a great cause ...

Healthy Protein Should Be Eaten Throughout the Day

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on October 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Healthy Eating - Research presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference suggests ingesting more protein over the course of one’s entire day instead of concentrating it during dinner time. As we age it becomes harder for our bodies to synthesize muscle proteins and keep our lean muscle mass. However, simply eating more protein is not the answer. Currently, servings from the protein group are limited because of heart-unhealthy saturated fat and a desire ...

Healthy Recipes: Tomato & Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on October 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Tomato-&-Olive-Stuffed Portobello Caps

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Recipe Description: Portobello caps make excellent mini casseroles. Here, they hold a tomato, cheese and olive stuffing that grills up to a smoky perfection. Serve them with whole-wheat couscous and a mixed green salad for an easy meal. Recipe Ingredients: 2/3 cup chopped plum tomatoes 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup chopped Kalamata olives 1 teaspoon minced garlic 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary or ...

Healthy Halloween Tricks and Treats

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 20th, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - Instead of putting on pounds, these simple tricks will treat you and your family to a healthier Halloween. Kara Smith, special project coordinator at the Loyola Center for Fitness suggests: Buy candy you don’t like, and buy it the day before Halloween to avoid temptation while handing it out. Stay away from chocolate. Research shows people tend to eat more chocolate than any other type of candy. Eat a full, healthy meal before trick-or-treating to suppress the urge ...