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President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé honored at Living in Pink luncheon

Posted by Rebecca Evans on November 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Living in Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, recently recognized Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé with the Noel Soderberg-Evans Award in honor of her outstanding work and contributions to the cancer community over the past 28 years. Presented by D.C. City Councilman Jack Evans at Living in Pink’s annual luncheon, the award recognizes “a leader in the community who best exemplifies the true meaning of caring and commitment to breast cancer patients and their families.” The award is shaped like the monarch butterfly in honor of Noel Soderberg-Evans who passed away from breast cancer and used to tell her children, “After I’m gone, if you see a butterfly, think of me.” A 1996 Washingtonian of the Year, Aldigé founded the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 1985 in honor of her father who died from cancer. Her tireless work has helped bring prevention and early detection to the forefront in the battle against cancer. She serves on boards of directors/advisors of six National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers and as a member of the boards of the National Coalition for Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research and the Intercultural Cancer Council. She has been a ...

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Save the date – Annual spring gala “Graceful, Gracious Japan” on March 7, 2014

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - We are excited to invite you to save the date for the twentieth annual Prevent Cancer Foundation Spring Gala on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The graceful, gracious country of Japan will be honored and represented by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan, Kinichiro Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae. They will welcome nearly 900 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities for a ...

Healthy recipe: Blue cheese portobello burgers

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 1st, 2013 | No Comments »
Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: Blue cheese and slow-cooked onions turn a grilled portobello into an indulgent portobello burger. Ruby port—a sweet fortified wine—gives extra depth of flavor to the caramelized onions. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3. 3 cloves garlic, minced 4. 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed 5. 3 cups thinly sliced red onion 6. 2 tablespoons water 7. 1/4 cup ruby port 8. 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 9. ...

Fran Drescher and leading scientists discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers

Posted by Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 30th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - It is said that laughter is the best medicine. Although actress Fran Drescher has done her share of healing over the years in her role on the hit TV series “The Nanny,” she took on a more serious subject in September when she came to Capitol Hill to discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers. Fran, who founded the group Cancer Schmancer after her diagnosis and successful treatment of uterine cancer, spoke to a standing room ...