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Step Away 5K: Walking the Walk

Posted by PCF Admin on June 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - The part I have loved about the challenge this year is I’m not alone. Last year being the only one in the limelight was a bit daunting.  This year I’ve been joined by my sister Brenda and several of my Prevent Cancer Foundation co-workers, who have accepted their own challenge of making healthier diet decisions and of including exercise in their daily routine. They are walking the walk together: encouraging each other to work through challenges and celebrating when they achieve goals! 'Cause You Got to Have Friends! Exercise doesn’t seem to be a problem for anyone: they’re doing great! Many have “walking buddies” for morning or lunch time walks and others are taking various exercise classes. As for changing eating habits, we have a little of everything: from diet plans with point systems; cutting out red meat or going gluten free; no longer skipping meals; making the mid-day meal more substantial and having a light dinner; or just trying to eat healthier. Whatever works for them. Living a healthy life-style is not a one size fits all. Lending a Helping Hand A couple co-workers asked me to “spot” them as I’ve done with Brenda, which I’m happy to do because it helps keep me motivated.  Of ...

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Oncotones at ASCO Annual Meeting: Great Band, Good Cause

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on June 16th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) draws oncology professionals from around the globe.  The 2010, Advancing Quality, Promoting Innovation generated significant news across the spectrum of cancer care, from prevention through end-of-life care.  Sessions focused on advances in preventing or treating the most commonly diagnosed cancers, as well as the most rare. Prevent Cancer Foundation participates in the meeting on many levels.  President and Founder Carolyn Aldige, Jessica Abeita, Assistant Director, ...

25 Years Funding Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Research

Posted by Karen Peterson, PhD, Vice President of Programs on June 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Every so often, it’s good for an organization to take stock of what it has accomplished over the years.  As part of the 25th anniversary of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we decided to take a broad look at our funding of external research since 1985.  The Foundation is a small, gutsy organization of about 25, and its mission is prevention and early detection in research, as well as education and community outreach.  The Big Picture To create ...

Step Away 5K: What Does Healthy Mean?

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Today there was a group of us talking about my blog and the question came up: “What does healthy mean?”  A good question and it sparked a great debate. My Healthy Resources Before I go on let me state again for the record I am not a physician.  Nor do I have any medical training.   What I do have is years of paying attention to medical guidelines, the knowledge garnered from working with healthcare professionals for many ...