Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Songs, Sun Hats & Social Networking for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by PCF Admin on February 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Foundation News / Outreach - From sun-safety for infants in Arizona to social networking for breast health awareness among African American women in Florida, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the wide range of cancer prevention and early detection initiatives represented by its nine FY2011 community grantees. The Foundation’s Community Grants program supports local cancer awareness education and screening programs across the United States for all populations, especially underserved communities. In January, the Foundation awarded $85,000 in community grants to nine new recipients from communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Tennessee. Among the supported projects is Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue. With performances across Tennessee, the revue features cancer prevention and health promotion messages set to popular music. This program of the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center targets women over the age of 35 and encourages them to make healthy lifestyle choices, including getting screened for cancer. New this year, are grantees with a focus on preventive health in younger generations. The Skin Cancer Institute at the Arizona Cancer Center educates parents in Tucson on sun safety habits for their babies and themselves through the distribution of sun safety gift bags. Based in Anchorage, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium ...

Healthy Recipes: Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Soup with Rosemary Croutons

Healthy Eating - Rosemary has a strong flavor, but offers only a subtle hint in this spinach soup. If you like, any seasonal greens you have on hand can be substituted for the spinach. 6 appetizer servings, 1 cup each Active Time: 30 minutes  Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients Croutons 2 cups 1/2-inch cubes country-style sourdough bread 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary, or 1 teaspoon dried Soup 1 tablespoon butter 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon ...

112th Congress and Health Care Reform

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Communications Associate, Public Affairs on January 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - You don’t have to be a political wonk to understand that the actions of Congress will affect your everyday life. One of the most debated topics over the upcoming two years is likely to be the status of health care reform, and it is important that you understand and weigh in on the debate. You’ve probably heard that one of the first acts of the new 112th Congress was to vote to repeal health care reform. What ...

Events Large & Small Helping #2PreventCancer!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on January 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Events - Living in Washington, DC, one of the most expensive cities for young professionals in the United States, makes it difficult to set aside money for weekend activities, let alone charitable contributions. I often hear this from friends across the country: “I want to donate, but I don’t have much to give.” In my job as a Development Associate at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I see donations of all amounts, from $5 to $550,000, and each ...