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Prevent Cancer Super Colon and the Challenge

Posted by PCF Admin on March 30th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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The Super Colon - A cold, crisp and sunny morning this past weekend saw nearly 1,200 visitors at the Prevent Cancer Foundation's Super Colon as the exhibit was part of the prevention and wellness fair at the 8th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge Race in Central Park, N.Y. The fair sponsored by the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and sanofi-aventis U.S. was an integral part of the race event that focuses on raising awareness about colon cancer, screening, and leading a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a good diet. “This charity race is really inclusive. Whether you want to walk, jog, or run there is an event for you”, said one runner as he toured the exhibit.  The race had over 6,000 participants and raised over $400,000. The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation had the Prevent Cancer Super Colon onsite to spread the message of cancer prevention and early detection.  Visitors learned about the importance of colorectal screening, prevention tips, risks for developing colorectal cancer, symptoms and treatment options.  They also had facing painting, balloon art for the kids and a dietician with healthy eating tips.  A patient navigator and exercise physiologist rounded out the professionals offering information. Check out the video!

Alaska Native Food Guide Stresses Good Nutrition, Physical Activity for At Risk Youth

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The Prevent Cancer Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to create traditional food guide workbooks for Alaska Native youth. This new initiative, made possible through the Foundation's 2011 Community Grants program, aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and nutritional habits among children at risk for obesity, cancer and other diseases. These workbooks will emphasize traditional foods and activities, enabling youth to make more informed and responsible nutritional choices. Christine ...

Fighting the Fight for Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by Kay Granger on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - I have been involved with preventive care and treatment for colorectal cancer since 2006, and I am proud to continue to fight for this worthy cause. I have always been a supporter of preventive care as a way to reduce health care costs over the long term and colorectal cancer screening is a great example of the benefits of prevention and early detection. Investing in screenings and early detection measures would save thousands of lives because ...

Healthy Recipes: Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

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Healthy Eating - You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery soups, such as mushroom-barley or beef-barley soup, but it also works well in lighter soups like this one with chicken, asparagus and peas. 4 servings, about 2 cups each Active Time: 45 minutes  Total Time: 1 1/4 hours Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 2 cloves garlic, divided 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 large bone-in chicken breast, (10-12 ounces), skin removed, trimmed 1/3 ...