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Congressional Butt-In: A New Congress Provides a New Opportunity

Posted by PCF Admin on February 15th, 2011 | No Comments »

Advocacy - With record cuts across the board in Congressional spending and constituents at home saving each hard-earned penny, this is not a political environment that bodes well for spending increases of any kind.  We know how important prevention is to decreasing our cancer risk and saving healthcare dollars, but does Congress?  With so many new faces on Capitol Hill, they may not. That’s why our Congressional Butt-In is so important, now more than ever! For those of you who may have joined us last year, you know that educating our legislators and advocating for colorectal cancer happens every March because it’s National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. For those of you who don’t know, the Congressional Butt-In is where folks like you and me, who believe in the importance of prevention, early detection, and treatment of Colorectal Cancer, take a moment out of their day to call their lawmakers and ask them to support legislation that does just that. Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) and Congressman Jim McGovern (MA-3) will be introducing the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act of 2011 this March in the House and Senator Joe Lieberman (CT) will be the sponsor in the Senate. Please tell your Federal legislators  that you ...

Easy Sweet Treat for a Healthy Valentine’s Day

Posted by Liona Chan and Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associates on February 14th, 2011 | 5 Comments »
Cheryssa and Liona

Healthy Eating - Valentine’s Day is a time to show your loved ones just how important they are, usually with gifts like cards, flowers, and chocolate! Go ahead and surprise them with a dozen roses, a cuddly teddy bear, and cards with bright pink hearts – but why not try something other than chocolate this year? Show your loved ones that you care about their health by making a creative and nutritious dinner or snack, like our quick ...

Gordon Cole’s Prostate Cancer Screening Story

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 12th, 2011 | No Comments »

Screening Story - Cancer Survivor, Squared When his doctor diagnosed him with prostate cancer, Gordon Cole’s reaction was not what one would have expected. He didn’t think, I’m going to beat this. And he didn’t think, I wish I’d climbed Everest. Sitting in his doctor’s office, he thought, Oh, no! Now there’s another area I’ll have to research! In August 2003, three years before being diagnosed with prostate cancer, Gordon Cole was ...

Healthy Recipes: Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry

Healthy Eating - Spiked with lots of zesty lemon, this delectable chicken stir-fry has a colorful mix of snow peas, carrots and scallions. But feel free to substitute other thinly sliced vegetables, such as bell peppers or zucchini. Serve with: Rice noodles or brown rice. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 40 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Ingredients 1 lemon 1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed ...