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Jan’s 5K Challenge: What It Takes To Get Healthy

Posted by PCF Admin on September 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - This Saturday, September 25th the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K officially ends my challenge. However, the challenge to eat healthy continues.Will I be as successful since I won’t have to blog about it each week? We shall see. As you know, throughout this challenge there have been many who have shared with me their challenges to eat healthier, exercise regularly and lose weight. None has had a more difficult time in these three areas than my sister Brenda.You might remember I referred to her as a “heart attack waiting to happen.” I’m happy to say she’s stuck to it and lost 25 lbs! [caption id="attachment_1633" align="alignleft" width="222" caption="Brenda Bresch and Jan Bresch Mahrer"][/caption] Like the rest of us, Brenda has had her bumps in the road like buying a gym membership and never using it. She no longer eats a 10 oz steak with a loaded baked potato and calls it “healthy” because she had a salad soaked in creamy ranch dressing with it. She’s making smart choices and it has really paid off. I’m very proud of her. Brenda is walking with me on Saturday in memory of her friend John, who passed away earlier this year from cancer. John worried about Brenda’s weight, and shortly before he died ...

“Who’s Who” in Cancer Prevention

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Margaret Foti, PhD, MD

25th Anniversary / Research - Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. CEO American Association for Cancer Research ...the list of awardees reads like a veritable "who's who" in cancer prevention. Congradulations to you and the Foundation's board of trustees in celebrating this Silver Jubilee year! It is hard to believe that you have reached this milestone but not difficult to recognize the very special contibutions that you and the Foundation have made to cancer prevention, research and education. Twenty-five years ago we may have looked very ...

School District Meets the Screening Challenge

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
It was fun!

Outreach / The Super Colon - The Boulder Valley School District got an A+ for its health fair last week.  Keeping your people healthy is a challenge even the government struggles with, but getting information into the hands of your community and offering health screening all rolled up into one event is a win for everyone. The health fair offered information on healthy lifestyles, health insurance, and much more.  It also offered onsite screening for diabetes and high cholesterol.  Along with a stroll ...

Spokane, WA Hosts Exhibit

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Children walk through SuperColon in Spokane

Outreach / The Super Colon - The Spokane, WA stop at River Park Square mall sponsored by the Community Health Education & Resources was a great hit, with nearly 5000 people touring the Prevent Cancer SuperColon over the holiday weekend. It was a beautiful weekend and people of all ages enjoyed the exhibit. Visitors mentioned having already had a colonoscopy done, while others mentioned that they planned to schedule a screening in the near future. One young man mentioned that his father had ...