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Mother’s Day “Walk Against Cancer”

Posted by PCF Admin on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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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, musical entertainment, a bike raffle, free kayak rides and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon was onsite to raise awareness and spotlight Colorectal Cancer in the Latino community.  Dave Cortese, County Supervisor,  was the starter for the walk and is an ongoing advocate of the work Latinas Contra Cancer does in the community.  This California non-profit was founded in 2004 by Ysabel Duron, a San Francisco newscaster and cancer survivor.  Since then they have worked to increase access to quality care, to decrease mortality and improve the quality of the health care experience.  They also provide education and outreach services and partner with health care institutions to bridge the gap through culturally competent outreach and medical care.  Ms. Duron comments that, "Talking about cancer won't kill us, the silence will. We ...

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 ...

“Dr. Derm” Explains the Importance of Skin Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Derm

Save Your Skin - You might wonder how a dermatologist can save a life. The answer is simple: skin cancers – we find them, we treat them and we feel great about it! Your skin is your biggest organ; the organ that plays a vital role not just in your appearance, but on your immune system and your ability to maintain an ideal body temperature and metabolism. What can you do to make the most out of your visit to ...