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Live Long: 7 Reasons to Join Team Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on July 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - What’s Team Prevention you ask? Team Prevention is the wonderful mix of runners, walkers, volunteers, and sponsors that make the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K one of the “Best Bets for 5Ks” in the Washington, DC metro area.   Here are just a few reasons you should get involved today: Meet new friends. Whether you are registering as an individual runner, forming a team or joining a team, you are sure to meet other runner/walkers who know the importance of cancer prevention and a healthy lifestyle. Run/walk in honor or in memory of a loved one. Raising vital funds and participating in the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K in honor of or in memory of a loved one is a beautiful tribute that will help ensure that others won’t have to fight this terrible disease. Form a 5K team. Form a team of family members, friends or co-workers or a combination of all three.  Being a member of a team helps keep you motivated and it’s a great feeling to know that, as a team, you are working toward a cancer-free future. Volunteer. Not up for a 5K? Become a Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K volunteer. Without the help of our volunteers, we couldn’t have a 5K so your contribution ...

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Opportunity Created for Alaska Native People

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Judith Muller, MHA, MEcon Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) “Alaska Native people lead the nation in incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer. It is a problem that needs to be addressed in our tribal health system and statewide. I found the Prevent Cancer Foundation when looking for a conference that would contribute to my knowledge about colorectal cancer and in turn translate into materials and programs that might be useful within our tribal system.  The Alaska Native ...

White House Announces Implementation of Preventive Services

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Yesterday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama, Dr. Jill Biden and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius spoke at George Washington University Hospital to announce the release of new guidelines that will provide free preventive health care services under the Affordable Care Act. For cancer prevention, the new guidelines will mean that most insurance plan can no longer charge copayments, deductibles or coinsurance for a number of preventive services including colorectal cancer, breast cancer screening, ...

Breakaway from Cancer Events Continue

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Outreach - If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that the Breakaway from Cancer initiative does not end with the Amgen Tour of California. Breakaway in Colorado! We’re excited to announce that Breakaway is adding another event to its portfolio. Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer  will be the lead sponsor of the 45th annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb cycling race, which is presented by Team Evergreen Racing and will take place Saturday, July 24, beginning near Idaho ...