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Pack your way to a tastier, healthier and cheaper lunch

Posted by Rebecca Evans on May 31st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - There are numerous benefits to packing your own lunch: 1. You save money - eating out every day can break the bank, 2. You know exactly what you are putting in your body, and 3. You can spend the extra time on your lunch break doing these productive things instead of standing in line for takeout. If you are anything like me, you spend about 10 seconds thinking about lunch before running off to work in the morning. An organizer at heart, I made it my mission to start packing my lunch in the evenings and bring something tasty and healthy to work every day. Here are my healthy tips on packing lunch. Pack your lunch this week and see if you can beat the midday slump by nourishing your body with healthy and tasty options. Quick tips to pack your way to a cheaper, healthier and tastier lunch: Intentional leftovers – Make double servings of your favorite meal and you’ll have leftovers for lunch for the week. This is the most efficient way to pack a lunch and be intentional about what you eat. My favorites are veggie lasagna and quiche. Repurposed leftovers – Grilling chicken for dinner? Throw a few ...

Clinical trials and the human experience

Posted by Carolyn "Bo" Aldigé, President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation on May 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - This blog post was originally published on the PACE blog. This year alone, approximately 1.7 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed and 585,000 people will die from the disease. One in two men and one in three women will get cancer in their lifetime. Currently the second leading cause of death in this country, by 2030 cancer will surpass heart disease as the number one killer. These statistics are well known, but nonetheless troubling. They ...

6th annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21

Posted by Jessie Edington, Development and Event Coordinator on May 20th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Save the date for the 6th Annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21, 2014 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. We are happy to announce registration is now open for the 2014 Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. This year’s event will feature a scenic course around Nationals Park and the Capitol Riverfront, a chance to test your skills in the Nationals batting cages and information and cancer screenings provided by local medical professionals. We are thrilled ...

It’s always sunny in California

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on May 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - My favorite time of the year is on its way. Summer. Beach trips, pool parties and hiking were how I spent my summers growing up in California. Now that I’ve made you want to vacation in California, here are some sun safety tips I learned after spending 25 years on the Pacific Coast. In California, like in many beach communities, tanning is a part of the culture. And that was my first goal every summer. Summer always ...