Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

The Heat is On: Help Fire Up 5K Fundraising Efforts for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by PCF Admin on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

Events - The intense summer heat has ignited Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K participants to achieve the event’s fundraising goal of $92,000 by September 24! The Foundation is close to reaching half of its 25 team goal, while teams and individual fundraisers alike are putting the spotlight on prevention and early detection as they ask their families, colleagues and friends to make donations in honor of or in memory of those who have been touched by cancer. Front runner “KK’s Cancer Kickers” has 17 registered team members and has raised $3,120 of their $10,000 goal! Close on their heels (pun intended) is “Carlucci’s Crusaders” with eight registered members and more than $1,200 raised for cancer prevention efforts!  Sisters Jan Bresch and Jacki Kimmel have cooled down the sibling rivalry in favor of a joint team effort. “Team Bresch” has now merged into “Team Awesome”, bringing in $475 to date.  “Team Celebrate” is not far behind with six registered team members and donations totaling $360.  Others like Team Opa, The Mammary Clan, Tishman/AECOM, Pets for Prevention, and the One Gear Boys on their trek from New York City to Oregon are continuing their fundraising efforts as well. Individual fundraising efforts are also underway; Donna Hamill is ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon Lovers’ Asparagus

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on July 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Lovers' Asparagus

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a beautiful look and sparkling, bright taste. Great with seafood, especially salmon or scallops. Recipe Ingredients: 2 bunches asparagus, tough ends trimmed 2 lemons, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Recipe Steps: Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Toss asparagus, lemon slices, oil, oregano, salt and ...

Physician & Skin Cancer Survivor to Young Women: There is No Such Thing as a Safe Tan!

Posted by Jessica Sparks Lilley, M.D. on July 21st, 2011 | No Comments »

Save Your Skin - As a pediatrician, I have dedicated much of my life to improve the health of children. Amid my grueling schedule, during my second year of residency I noticed in a bleary-eyed post-call shower that a mole on my chest had changed a little. I recounted the ABCD’s of skin cancer: my mole was only a little larger than a pencil eraser with more heterogeneity than I remembered. When I made an appointment with my internist, ...

Communities Making Changes to Promote Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 20th, 2011 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Last month, the Administration declared a goal of changing America’s “sick care system to a health care system” with their announcement of a national wellness strategy. The President has asked a range of Federal agencies to consider prevention in everything they do, and asks the rest of us to contribute to being healthier and making our communities healthier places. Many communities across the country have been making strides in becoming healthier. Exercise stations are being added ...