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Mother’s Day Top 10 List

Posted by PCF Admin on May 3rd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - If you are planning the prerequisite “Mother’s Day Brunch” one more time, think again.  We all want the best for our mothers, but sometimes they need to be reminded to take care of themselves, and how much they do mean to us.  Now is the time! Mom’s spend the whole year taking care of everyone else, so let’s look at a few things to keep Mom healthy, fit, and stress free. ************************************************************************************* Stress goes hand in hand with being a Mom.  So, get (or give ) her a special massage, or a basket of wonderful scented bath products.  Then give her a special quiet, relaxing time in the tub! Whether Mom is into running, yoga, or dancing the night away a gift card for new running shoes, yoga clothes, or a dancing dress will be much appreciated. Moms are always helping everyone else; help Mom reach HER goals by giving her a session with a personal trainer, an organizer, or a life coach. Instead of the old Mother’s Day flowers take her to the nursery and buy her some plants for her garden or container.  Then help her plant them! Plan a day hike or bike ride together at Mom’s favorite spot.  Bring a healthy lunch! Make a play ...

Healthy Recipes: Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mediterranean Tuna Antipasto Salad

Healthy Eating - Packed with protein and fiber, this tuna and bean salad is ready in a flash. Serve with warm, crusty bread or pack it in a pita for a sandwich. For an extra kick, add a pinch of crushed red pepper or cayenne. 4 servings Active Time: 25 minutes  Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 15- to 19-ounce can beans, such as chickpeas, black-eyed peas or kidney beans, rinsed 2 5- to 6-ounce cans water-packed chunk light tuna, drained and flaked ...

Screening Saves Lives National Challenge: Vote and Make a Difference!

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Voting has begun for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer screening/awareness. The Foundation was thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge! Voting is open until May 6; don’t miss the chance to vote for the project you think will make the biggest difference. Only the top vote-getters will move on to the ...

10 Reasons Players Love the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events - I was recently asked, “What makes the Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’em tournament so popular every year?” Naturally my first answer was that by playing poker, they are helping to prevent cancer.  Isn’t that obvious?  Hundreds of players over the last 8 years have helped to raise over $3.4 million to support the Foundation’s research, education and community grants programs. I really believe that’s the number one reason. Here are nine other reasons why players ...