Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Prevention “Cycles” through the Year with Breakaway from Cancer

Posted by PCF Admin on December 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Advocacy / Exercise Daily - Another year of Breakaway from Cancer is coming to a close, and 2010 seemed to be bigger and better than the last! While the campaign and our partners are always available, year around, to provide resources to men and women across the country in cancer prevention through survivorship, we wrapped up our last event of the season in Austin, TX at the LiveStrong Ride. The LiveStrong Ride was the last of four LiveStrong Challenges that we participated in, in addition to the Dempsey Challenge in Lewiston, ME.  Prevent Cancer met hundreds of individuals and gave out hundreds of brochures with information about risk reduction, screening and prevention. Looking back on the year, Breakaway from Cancer hosted two charity cycling rides to raise money for programs, services and research within our partner organizations. Thousands of men, women and children came out to participate. We then had the pleasure of travelling from Sacramento, CA to Thousand Oaks, CA with the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC,) meeting passionate cancer survivors or individuals with stories of early detection along the way. In four of the ATOC host cities we honored cancer survivors with our Breakaway Champion award – the words courageous and inspirational only begin to ...

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Combining Friends, Family & Poker to Fund Cancer Research

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on December 14th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Events / Foundation News / Research - It’s Wednesday night in New York. What do you do?  If you’re Michele and Drew Figdor, you combine your love of entertaining and poker with supporting a good cause. What initially started in 2004 as a cocktail party to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation is now an annual Bad Beat on Cancer™ poker tournament hosted by Michele and Drew. A terrific event, with a lot of what I would call the “usual suspects” – family, friends ...

HealthyRecipes: Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish

Posted by Janet Hudson on December 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
Roasted Halibut with Banana-Orange Relish

Healthy Eating -   Sweet bananas combined with oranges, cilantro and lime juice create a fresh relish to serve with mild, white-fleshed fish, or try it alongside roast chicken or pork.   4 servings | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients Fish 1 pound halibut, Pacific cod or other white-fleshed fish 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Banana-Orange Relish 2 ripe bananas, diced 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 2 oranges, peeled, segmented (see Tip) and chopped 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 ...

Remembering Elizabeth Edwards

Posted by Lisa M. McGovern Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program on December 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Foundation News - Mother. Political spouse and advisor. Lawyer. Advocate. Author. Businesswoman. Survivor. Inspiration. These are just a few words to describe Elizabeth Edwards, an incredible woman and the voice of a generation. In 2006, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program had the privilege of presenting our Excellence in Cancer Awareness award to Elizabeth at our annual Action for Cancer Awareness luncheon. It was the day after she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s television program to begin the tour for her book Saving Graces. ...