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Events Large & Small Helping #2PreventCancer!

Posted by PCF Admin on January 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Events - Living in Washington, DC, one of the most expensive cities for young professionals in the United States, makes it difficult to set aside money for weekend activities, let alone charitable contributions. I often hear this from friends across the country: “I want to donate, but I don’t have much to give.” In my job as a Development Associate at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I see donations of all amounts, from $5 to $550,000, and each gift goes towards our mission to advocate and support the prevention and early detection of cancer. In just the short time I’ve been with the Foundation, I’ve seen that donations don’t have to be thousands of dollars to make a difference. Just last week, the Speed Demos Archive “Awesome Games Done Quick” event proved that smaller donations can really add up. Online gamers participated in an ambitious 24/7 (around the clock) gaming marathon during which they raced to beat 100 games in four days.  Hoping to raise at least $25,000, the event attracted 52 participants and over 3,700 online viewers donated to the event. Speed Demos Archive more than doubled its initial goal, generating over $53,300. But the marathon donors didn’t break the bank; in fact, ...

Boosting Your Willpower

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on January 25th, 2011 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - Do you feel overwhelmed by too many goals? Learn a step-by-step approach to feel motivated and achieve your objectives. Sometimes willpower is a lot like the television remote control — hard to find just when you want it most. Whether you're trying to lose weight, stop smoking, get to the gym regularly, win a promotion or pay off some debts, developing your sense of willpower is an important part of changing any behavior. We all know that ...

Marcus Plescia, MD to be Thursday Dialogue for Action Keynote

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Partnerships for Colorectal Cancer Screening on | No Comments »

Conferences / Regular Screening - We’ve already told you how delighted we are that Dan Heath, co-author of Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard, will be the Friday keynote speaker at the 2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. Now, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce Marcus Plescia, MD, Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as the ...

Healthy Recipes: Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
Zesty Wheat Berry-Black Bean Chili

Healthy Eating - This rib-sticking chili offers a hearty mix of wheat berries, beans, peppers and onion. Feel free to add an additional chipotle pepper to crank up the heat in this one-pot meal. Cooked wheat berries will keep for up to 1 month in your freezer and there's no need to thaw them; just stir them directly into the chili. 6 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 ...