Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Remembering Elizabeth Edwards

Posted by PCF Admin on December 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
Lisa McGovern Headshot

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. We were so honored and excited that she made the trip to Washington for this special event which was widely attended by her former Senate spouse peers along with Senators, Members of the House of Representatives and their spouses, and leaders in the cancer community. We honored Elizabeth that September day, primarily for her generosity and courage in sharing her story about how she discovered her cancer and how she used her experience to raise awareness about the importance of early detection. What a wide audience she reached. By communicating that message, she doubtless saved many lives. Elizabeth had the rare and precious gift of being able to connect with people from every walk of life. She had an entrée to leaders around the world as well as men and ...

10 Ways to Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on December 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
Dr. Ann Kulze

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 ...

Foundation is a Great Asset in the War on Cancer

Posted by Janet Hudson on December 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Richard C. Wender, M.D.

25th Anniversary - Richard C. Wender, M.D. Professor and Chair of Family Medicine Thomas Jefferson University Medical College The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of our nation’s greatest assets in the war on cancer.  This organization’s creative approach to building collaborations in an innovative, engaging way has been remarkable.  The annual national Dialogue for Action™ is one of the most important colon cancer screening gatherings in the country.  I have been particularly fortunate to be a participant and partner with the ...

10 Ways to Reduce Your Cancer Risk

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn. Staff on December 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
Prevent Cancer Champion Seal

Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - The Foundation’s #2PreventCancer Campaign is encouraging individuals to take simple steps every day to reduce their cancer risk and to share these smart choices, no matter how big or small, with others. We believe that together we can support each other on our journey to live smart, healthy lifestyles – one tweet or Facebook status update at a time. With help from our Medical Advisory Board and other leading experts, we have compiled a list ...