Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Congress needs to give nonprofits a helping hand

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Nonprofit organizations are critical to our nation’s health, well-being, safety, and productivity. Each year, charitable contributions to nonprofits totaled $316 billion in 2012. These charitable contributions allow the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and over one million U.S. nonprofit organizations, to address some of society’s most intractable challenges and provide vital resources and services to individuals, families, and communities in need. The federal government has historically encouraged such giving by providing itemized deductions. Yet due to fiscal shortfalls, proposals have been put forward to change the charitable giving incentive, which could be devastating to nonprofits, but more importantly to the millions of people that depend on valuable resources, services, and initiatives. In order to support charitable giving, the America Gives More Act of 2014 (HR 4719) would permanently extend three expired charitable giving incentives (food inventories, conservation easements, and the IRA rollover) as well as expanding the food donation provision and permitting taxpayers to claim charitable deductions from the previous year until April 15th. In addition, the bill would simplify the current two-tiered foundation excise tax to a flat one percent rate. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to support the America Gives More Act of 2014 and we encourage you to consider supporting it as ...

Winter weather is no excuse

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on December 2nd, 2014 | No Comments »
spin class

Exercise Daily - Let’s be honest—we all have a love/hate relationship with winter. We love the magic of the holidays, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, trendy scarves and ugly sweaters. Some people even love snow! But our daily routines are interrupted by the cold weather, especially as we try to stay fit in the winter months. Those of us who base our fitness routines on running, biking, tennis or other outdoor activities are suddenly more inclined to ...

Research progress report: A blood test for lung cancer

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on November 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
Sharon Pine

Research - Dr. Sharon Pine shares her progress as she investigates biomarkers for lung cancer prevention and early detection. Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. In support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we asked Foundation research awardee Sharon Pine, Ph.D., of Rutgers University, to give us an update on her study of biomarkers for early detection ...

Give Thanks by Staying Active This Holiday

Posted by Lisa BerryLisa Berry on November 21st, 2014 | No Comments »
The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.

Exercise Daily - Left: The author and her brother get ready for their annual family football game on Thanksgiving Day.   Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. It seems counter-intuitive then, that as we give thanks for our blessings—our health, I hope, chief among them—that we do not make an effort to live healthfully on this day. In fact, most of us do quite the opposite, eating rich foods to the point of discomfort and moving little. It’s not the only ...