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Screening Saves Lives National Challenge: Vote and Make a Difference!

Posted by PCF Admin on April 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Voting has begun for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge is to champion community projects in colorectal cancer screening/awareness. The Foundation was thrilled to receive 11 applications in this first year of holding the Challenge! Voting is open until May 6; don’t miss the chance to vote for the project you think will make the biggest difference. Only the top vote-getters will move on to the selection process, so your vote counts.  The winner receives a $5000 grant and a visit from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™. At, you can read the entries, and then vote for your favorite project. It’s easy and it’s fun!  Once you’ve voted, don’t stop there! While you’re on the site: Visit Learn, an interactive section that will teach you more about colorectal cancer and screening Send a Screen-A-Gram to someone you know who needs to be screened for colorectal cancer. It is a light-hearted way to convey a very important message: Screening Saves Lives. Participate in the Colorectal Online Community where you can discuss new ideas, learn about screening efforts across the country, and share experiences. is full of sharing opportunities. The Prevent Cancer Foundation knows that cancer ...

10 Reasons Players Love the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Events - I was recently asked, “What makes the Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’em tournament so popular every year?” Naturally my first answer was that by playing poker, they are helping to prevent cancer.  Isn’t that obvious?  Hundreds of players over the last 8 years have helped to raise over $3.4 million to support the Foundation’s research, education and community grants programs. I really believe that’s the number one reason. Here are nine other reasons why players ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon – Dill Green Beans

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Lemon-Dill Green Beans

Healthy Eating - This lemon and dill vinaigrette is a natural complement to green beans. It's also great tossed with steamed asparagus or drizzled over sliced fresh tomatoes. 4 servings, about 1 cup each  Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Ingredients 1 pound green beans, trimmed 4 teaspoons chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon minced shallot 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon whole-grain mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Preparation Bring an inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted ...

Cancer Survivor to Young Adults: Cancer Does Not Card You Before Striking!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »

Early Detection - When I was 17 years old, cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. I was focused on school, sports, and friends. I never really thought twice about my mortality. Like most kids, I thought that I was invincible, that nothing could harm me because I was young. So when I noticed a big lump in my neck during my junior year, I ignored it. After a few weeks the lump grew larger, so my ...