Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Makes Breast Cancer Survivor’s Dream Come True

Posted by PCF Admin on February 3rd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Events / Foundation News / Regular Screening - Five years ago, a perfect dream wedding was probably the last thing on Kim Read’s mind. Kim had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, affecting 23 nodes and requiring eight rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries. She had even opted to have her ovaries removed after discovering that the cancer was hormone-related and linked to a genetic mutation. She was only 30 years old and single.  Today, Kim is cancer free, happily married and has been in remission for several years. She was also lucky enough to have her special day designed by wedding guru and Prevent Cancer Foundation board member David Tutera—all featured on this Sunday’s episode of “My Fair Wedding” on WEtv.  “Sometimes when you’re undergoing chemo you get so caught up in fighting for your life that you don’t realize that you can actually have that fairy tale happy ending someday,” said Kim.  [caption id="attachment_3051" align="alignright" width="179" caption=""My Fair Wedding's" David Tutera inspects Kim Read's bridal dress. "][/caption] Though nervous about handing over control of the wedding to someone she had just met, Kim trusted David to take over and work his magic. Extremely touched by Kim’s personal battle with cancer, David dedicated himself to making sure that her dream ...

Jim Massie: Prostate Cancer Survivor

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Screening Story - How I Beat Prostate Cancer Jim Massie began volunteering with the Prevent Cancer Foundation because it was the right thing to do. He never would have predicted that the experience would give him the awareness he needed to save his own life. Eight years ago, Jim and his wife, Camille, were key volunteers for the Hope Street Kids “Swinging for Caroline” annual golf and tennis benefit, the primary fundraiser for one of ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon: In Communities Across America

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 2nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - "Bring the Prevent Cancer Super Colon exhibit to your hometown and help reduce the risk of colon cancer in your community!"  This is the message the Prevent Cancer Foundation has been spreading nationwide since 2005 when it first pioneered the traveling, inflatable, giant colon.  The exhibit is a huge visual attraction wherever it goes, which is part of the impact it has made in hundreds of communities as it raises the awareness of colorectal (CRC) cancer through its interactive displays ...

Kristine Fargotstein’s Skin Cancer Screening Story

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 1st, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - Young Woman Warns Others ‘It Can Happen to You’ Whenever a photo is snapped of Kristine Fargotstein, the 24-year-old turns her left shoulder away from the camera to hide the 3-inch scar on her upper left arm. Even two years after surgery to remove a pre-melanoma area, she can’t help herself. She’s self-conscious when her scar is showing and dreads heading into tank top season. “I grew up in the Southwest where ...