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Step Away 5K: What Does Healthy Mean?

Posted by PCF Admin 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 years, and knowing that being healthy is not a one stop shopping mart. What Works If you’ve been reading this blog, you know I’ve been guiding my sister through her weight loss and healthy lifestyle challenge. The goal to lose weight was a need expressed by both she and her doctors. Together we developed a plan to accomplish her goals, constantly revising as we learned what works and doesn’t work for her. Don't Believe the Hype We’ve all heard or felt the messaging that to be beautiful or healthy, we must be slim.  That’s so bogus.  The questions we should be asking ourselves are: Do we eat right? Do we get enough exercise? Are we taking care of ourselves both mentally and physically? Period. The Greatest Gift One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is ...

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Bad Beat on Cancer: Cancer is a Drag

Posted by Danny Horowitz on June 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Outreach - No, we’re not very unattractive women in need of electrolysis. We’re dressing in drag to play poker and support Bad Beat on Cancer during the World Series of Poker (WSOP.)  Okay, and maybe it’s because we like to wear ladies’ clothing just a litte bit. The Bet Seriously, why are we doing this?  Rafe lost a game of Roshambo (rock-paper-scissors) with poker pro Joe Sebok while on Poker2Night.   Wearing his green 1% Bad Beat on Cancer patch, signifying his pledge ...

Prevention a Highlight of ASCO Breakaway from Cancer Policy Roundtable

Posted by Lisa Hughes on June 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Outreach - Friday night, I had the pleasure of listening to a dynamic policy discussion hosted by the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  Carolyn Aldigé, the founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, represented us on the panel consisting of two nationally recognized oncologists, leadership of our Breakaway from Cancer partners, and actor Patrick Dempsey who joined the meeting by videoconference. The discussion, appropriately titled Striking the Balance: Community Experts Come Together for High-Level Dialogue on Cancer Care, covered issues ...

Step Away 5K: With a Huff and a Puff

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - Finally got my rear in gear and headed back into the gym.  There was a lot more huffing and puffing than normal and muscles that were getting lazy registered their displeasure with soreness. Road Block Somehow I felt no shame about being lazy while pushing my sister or the fact that I accepted the challenge again.  We all must deal with something in our lives.  For me, it was quite simply that I was beginning to feel ...