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School District Meets the Screening Challenge

Posted by PCF Admin 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 through the Prevent Cancer SuperColon to highlight the importance of screening for colorectal cancer and a chance to chat with onsite gastroenterology doctors, the event was a wonderful contribution to the community! See it on YouTube!

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 ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Grant Bolsters Cervical Cancer Education

Posted by Kristina Hunken on September 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
A promotora de salud (health advisor) discusses human papillomavirus (HPV) during a CAA session.

Outreach / Regular Screening - Helping people get educated and take an active role in their health care can make a big difference, particularly when it comes to cervical cancer. While nearly 4,210 deaths are expected from cervical cancer this year in the United States, as many as 80 percent of these deaths could be prevented through regular screening and proper follow-up care. Of the populations studied, Hispanic women are particularly at risk for this cancer. It is estimated that ...

“Team Alan” Remembers a Loved One and Celebrates Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Kelli Mitchell 2

Events / Foundation News - The formation of teams is new to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K and one of the teams formed this year is “Team Alan” in memory of Alan Matz, a retired senior chief in the Navy and former NASA engineer. Kelli Mitchell, girlfriend of Anthony Matz, Alan’s son, formed Team Alan in memory of this remarkable man, who lost his battle to liver cancer in August of this year. “We wanted to start walking and incorporating exercise into ...