Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Congratulations from Dr. Jill Biden

Posted by PCF Admin on October 4th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Advocacy - Jill Biden, Ph.D. Second Lady of the United States Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on your 25thAnniversary! My husband Joe and I applaud your efforts and the leading role you play in both advocacy and prevention in the global fight against breast cancer and other preventable cancers.  Many of us involved in these efforts have lost a loved one to this disease – or seen a colleague or friend endure painful treatments in a long battle with breast cancer.  Through initiatives like the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program, you and others have taken personal experiences with this disease and used them to raise awareness and improve access to treatment and education for thousands of other women. Your dedication and passion are inspirational to women and men everywhere.  Today, as we recognize this important anniversary, let us reaffirm our commitment to the ongoing work of prevention, detection, and treatment of this disease as we look forward to a breast-cancer free world. Editor’s Note: This post is  part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.

Healthy Recipes: Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Posted by Janet Hudson on October 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
Warm Green Bean Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Healthy Eating - This colorful salad makes a fine prelude to a hearty dinner. Walnut oil's distinctive flavor delivers a rich hit to the dressing. Yield: 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Total Time: 30 minutes Prep Time: 30 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate the dressing (Step 1) for up to 2 days. Blanch beans (Step 2) up to 8 hours ahead; store in the refrigerator in a plastic bag lined with paper towels. Recipe Ingredients: Dressing 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon red-wine ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Race Day!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily - Race day dawned pretty early – 5:30am! After rushing my sister around the house like a child who overslept, couldn’t find her socks, and whined her race shirt was too tight, I set off for West Potomac Park in Washington. Having been there many times, I had no problem finding the park. What I did have trouble finding was the race site itself.  At 5:30am the park was pitch black. I knew somewhere in the darkness were Foundation staff ...

5K: A Hit with Runners & A Success for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Foundation News - The 2nd Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K held last Saturday, September 25, had lots of high points and some very poignant moments as well. Raising nearly $60,000 (with donations still coming in!) in support of cancer prevention and early detection, the 5K received overwhelming praise from participants, volunteers, and supporters. The Washington Running Report marked the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K as the beginning of the fall racing season. The WRR article also noted that the ...