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Native People Walking the Path for Health

Posted by PCF Admin on March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The Chehalis Tribal Community Center in Washington state was buzzing last weekend with a “March to Prevention”.  The health fair included a Colon Health Bingo, diabetes testing, Zumba demonstrations, hands on lung cancer exhibit with real (yuck) lungs, prostate cancer info, raffles, a  necklace workshop, fabulous community meals and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.  They also had a panel of speakers from three different tribes share their experiences. The South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) brings together the Chehalis, Cowlitz, Nisqually, Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, Quinault and Squaxin Island tribes. These seven tribes are stepping away from cancer by offering their communities information to help them reduce their risk of cancer by walking a path that includes exercise, healthy eating, no alcohol or commercial tobacco use and getting screened early for preventable cancers. SPIPA offers patient navigators for each of the tribes who work in the colon health program and assist in getting people screened. Share the video.

Prevent Cancer Foundation Raises Over $1.2 Million at Annual Spring Gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

Foundation News - The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 17th Annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum on March 11, 2011. The Foundation welcomed 900 guests to the event, including many prominent members of the DC diplomatic, political, business and philanthropic communities. This year’s gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”, raised over $1.2 million dollars to further our mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach. [caption id="attachment_3417" align="alignleft" width="304" caption="Eddy ...

Healthy Recipes: Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

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Gingered Cranberry-Pear Cobbler

Healthy Eating - Cranberries add a particularly pleasing tartness and color to pears. Fresh ginger, lemon and vanilla brighten up the pears, while reduced-fat sour cream adds flavor to the biscuit-dough crust. 10 servings Active Time: 1 hour  Total Time: 2 hours (including cooling time) Ingredients Filling 1/3 cup pear nectar, apple juice or water 1 tablespoon lemon juice 8 slightly underripe pears, preferably Bosc or Bartlett, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 1 ...

A Daughter’s Story: Colon Cancer’s Impact on a Family

Posted by Catherine Osterhaus on March 17th, 2011 | 13 Comments »
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Regular Screening - “Well, it’s the size of a small orange,” my dad said as he pointed at the images taken of a tumor during his colonoscopy. It was a Tuesday night, and I felt a sense of relief that we had finally found the source of stomach pain and unexplained weight loss that he suffered from for the past two months. I was also shocked. As a thin, healthy, active thirty-eight year old, he wasn’t even a ...