Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Katherine Kennedy: Take Steps, Save Lives at Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K

Posted by PCF Admin on September 19th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K is just 5 days away, and I’m so excited that my team, “KK’s Cancer Kickers” is going strong with 60 members, and we're almost to our fundraising goal of $10,000, making us the top fundraising team! [caption id="attachment_5023" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Katherine Kennedy and Washington Post Live Host Ivan Carter warm up at the 2010 Prevent Cancer Fdn 5k"][/caption] Like everyone else, I’ve been touched by cancer through my family and friends. That’s why I’m proud to support the Foundation and their work. They want to stop cancer before it starts, and are the only health organization whose sole focus is the cancer prevention. This past spring, I participated in the Save Your Skin video campaign to teach individuals how to enjoy the sun, while protecting their skin from cancer.  I’m delighted that my friends at MOTT 50 are supporting the race by offering 10% off all skin protection clothing, and providing one of the race prizes.  I also want to thank Ella-Rue boutique for generously donating 10% of sales on Friday Sept 23rd to KK’s Cancer Kickers Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K team. Excellent! [caption id="attachment_5025" align="alignleft" width="214" caption="Crossing the finish line at the 2010 Prevent Cancer Fdn 5k!"][/caption] Now I’m ...

Ovarian Cancer Early Detection Critical to Survival

Posted by Elyse Galik on | No Comments »

Early Detection - Eighteen months ago I had a normal pelvic exam. Twelve months later I thought I had stomach flu. I went to my family doctor who thought I had appendicitis. He sent me to the emergency room for a CAT scan. The CAT scan showed a healthy appendix but a large mass on my right ovary. Two days later I had my ovaries, uterus, omentum, and pelvic lymph nodes removed. The diagnosis was ovarian cancer, stage ...

Eat Right for Life: Cookbook Companion Celebrates Family Healthy Eating

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on September 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Dr. Ann Kulze

Healthy Eating - It’s September, and you know what that means – adjusting to new schedules, picking up kids from soccer practice, and helping with homework.  Getting the family together for dinner can be a challenge during back-to-school time, but preparing and eating meals together is one of the most powerful avenues available to improve our collective health and well-being. Due to recent studies that show that family meals improve the health and well-being of parents and their ...

Prostate Cancer Education and Screening in Upstate South Carolina

Posted by Johnny Payne, President, Upstate Prostate Cancer Alliance on | No Comments »

Community Outreach - Thanks to a community grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, the Upstate Prostate Cancer Alliance (UPCA) is able to continue our outreach initiative of prostate cancer education and awareness to the underserved communities of Upstate South Carolina. As a partner to the Greenville SC Chapter of the Us TOO Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, UPCA provides men and their families the tools and other information required to make informed decisions related to prostate cancer screening ...