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Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Why Your Gift to Cancer Prevention is Important to Me

Posted by PCF Admin on August 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

Events - So, we are all rather preoccupied lately. Work is demanding; there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. We are planning for last minute vacations before the weather turns colder. We are getting the kids ready to go back to school. We are eagerly anticipating the start of football season… There are a million things on our daily “to do” lists that distract us from the urgency of taking the time to make a donation to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K, but  let me tell you why your gift to cancer prevention is important to me. [caption id="attachment_4740" align="alignright" width="133" caption="Jamie's sister Sara with Boots"][/caption] I wish I could introduce you to my sister, Sara. She was always smiling- everyone was her friend and she was so full of life. At 16 years old she was diagnosed with the most advanced stage of cancer. After a valiant year-long battle, she died. Cancer prevention and early detection is important to me because it could have saved her life. It still can save your life, or the life of a loved one. The Prevent Cancer Foundation focuses on vital cancer prevention research, education and outreach programming. I like to think ...

Healthy Recipes: Japanese Cucumber Salad

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on August 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Japanese Cucumber Salad

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 15 minutes Recipe Description: This Japanese inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple. Recipe Ingredients: 2 medium cucumbers or 1 large English cucumber 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted (see Tip) Recipe Steps: Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a food ...

Study Links Drinking Coffee to Reduced Risk of Prostate Cancer

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Research - A Harvard School of Public Health study that spanned over two decades and included almost 48,000 men found that antioxidants in coffee can help prevent prostate cancer. Even men who drank just a few cups of coffee a day, regular or decaf, were found to have a significantly lower risk of developing prostate cancer. While follow-up studies are necessary to verify the findings, it is nonetheless promising news for male coffee drinkers throughout the world. ...

No Need to Stress Over Vacation Fitness

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - There’s nothing wrong with taking a week off from your normal workout routine while vacationing, as there are plenty of ways to stay fit and feel good even when there’s no gym to be found. In fact, a week with limited exercise will most likely have little effect on your overall fitness and health, as long as you are diligent in returning to your regular exercise regimen afterwards. For those who still feel the need ...