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Breakaway from Cancer: Vote For YOUR Favorite Cancer Champion

Posted by PCF Admin on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Prevent Cancer Foundation is looking forward to May, particularly getting back out on the road with Breakaway from Cancer at the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.) Prevent Cancer and our Breakaway from Cancer partners have the honor of traveling for nine days with the professional cyclists, and having a significant platform to talk about the resources that are available to the public through our Foundation and those of our partner organizations. A memorable part of this experience are the individuals that we meet along the tour route – passionate individuals, many of whom have been caregivers, advocates and cancer survivors. In five of the ATOC communities we honor one of these many individuals as our “cancer champion.” While so many of the people we meet are cancer champions, we have the pleasure of receiving nominations from five California communities and highlighting one individual from within that community. Prevent Cancer asks you to read the stories of our nominees and vote on which individual you think embodies the characteristics of a cancer champion – someone who has made a difference in their communities, in research funding, advocacy and the lives of others. Visit Breakaway from Cancer and vote for the men and women ...

Healthy Recipes: Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

Healthy Eating - This spinach salad tossed with spunky ginger dressing was inspired by the iceberg salads served at Japanese steakhouses across the U.S. Add shrimp for lunch or a light supper. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3 tablespoons minced onion 3 tablespoons peanut or canola oil 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 10 ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ Visits the California Department of Public Health

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - Marking a milestone in the advancement of public health, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commemorated the 10-yr anniversary of the CDPH laboratory in Richmond, California on April 6th by bringing the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™  to the campus along with demonstrations of other public health programs. The celebration occurred during National Public Health Week and underscored the vital role the laboratory plays in enabling scientists to identify and track diseases and contaminations.  "As one ...

Bad Beat on Cancer Raises the Stakes with World Series of Poker

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Back in 2003 when Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst started Bad Beat on Cancer™ (BBoC) at the World Series of Poker®, we had no idea the impact it would have on poker players and cancer prevention. That year, the BBoC initiative hit the jackpot when a little known player by the name of Chris Moneymaker (appropriate name for a poker player), won the series and donated 1% of his winnings to Bad Beat on Cancer. Fast forward ...