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On the Road with Breakaway from Cancer and the Amgen Tour of California

Posted by PCF Admin on May 20th, 2011 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Today we began the second half of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC), travelling with the Breakaway from Cancer campaign and the pro cyclists of the ATOC. Stage 5, Seaside to Paso Robles, is the first sunny day we’ve had since the Tour began Sunday and it was absolutely gorgeous in the heart of California’s wine country. We’ve celebrated four cancer champions so far this tour, with one more to go on Sunday. They are inspirations to their community and to all of us, and they represent not just themselves but the HUNDREDS of cancer survivors and caregivers that we’ve spoken with in the Breakaway from Cancer booth in the five cities we’ve visited so far. In our Breakaway mile cities, five along this year’s tour route, we are joined by an army of survivors, their loved ones and caregivers, and proudly walk with these men and women in our Breakaway from Cancer mile down the course and across the same finish line that the cyclists cross. It is an honor to be part of this team, with survivors and their loved ones, and with our national non-profit partners that offer expertise and resources to the public. I had the pleasure of ...

Healthy Recipes: Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

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Zucchini Salad with Shaved Parmesan

Healthy Eating - Drizzle grilled zucchini with a tangy lemon vinaigrette and it becomes an easy vegetable salad. Want a little heat? Add minced fresh jalapeño.     Makes 6 servings Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 medium lemon 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 pounds small zucchini, cut into lengthwise slices about 1/2 inch thick 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted (see Tips) 1/3 cup thinly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (see Tips) Preparation Bring a small saucepan of water to ...

We Have a Winner! 2011 Screening Saves Lives National Challenge Announced

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Cancer Screening Partnerships on May 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
2011 Butt

Early Detection - The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge in March of this year. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer (CRC) screening/awareness across the country.  We were thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge!  All of our applicants worked hard to gather votes and promote their projects; we applaud their efforts in CRC awareness and screening. First Prize The winner ...

Festival de Fiesta Broadway!

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on May 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
Feista Broadway

The Super Colon - When Los Angeles, California shuts down 12 square blocks of downtown you understand why the 22nd annual "Fiesta Broadway" is billed as the largest "Cinco De Mayo" event in the world.  Combined this year with Mother's Day it drew nearly 500,000 Latinos making it the largest Hispanic event, in the country's largest Hispanic market! The Prevent Cancer SuperColon was sponsored by the California Colon Cancer Control Program (CCCCP) whose mission is to save lives by preventing and reducing ...