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Combining Friends, Family & Poker to Fund Cancer Research

Posted by PCF Admin 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 (new and old), colleagues, and a couple of poker pros thrown in for good measure. On December 1, they all crowded into the Astra Restaurant, on the 14th floor of the D&D Building on Third Avenue, to play a little poker with poker pro and Foundation board member Phil Gordon, who acted as the tournament MC. While it’s clearly a New York event – the view of the New York skyline from the room is amazing – I loved the excitement in the room; at times during the night, you felt as if you were in Vegas by the way the play ebbed and flowed at the tables.  Players going “all in,” some trying to hold on to their chips, while others lamenting they couldn’t believe they ...

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. ...

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - Let’s face it – many people use the traditional Thanksgiving feast as a kick-off to a holiday eating frenzy that lasts through to the New Year – tipping the scales in the direction of unhealthy weight gain. The good news is that the “Holiday 10” is an urban myth. In reality, most Americans actually gain around a pound. The bad news is that studies show the weight gained over the winter holiday isn’t lost during ...