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Spokane, WA Hosts Exhibit

Posted by PCF Admin on September 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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 passed away from colon cancer at a young age, and he had no idea that he would be at a greater risk for the disease. He noted that he planned to discuss his family history with his doctor at his next visit. Several young women also mentioned that they were unaware that men and women were equally at risk for colorectal cancer and were glad to learn more about the disease. The stop was a great success as many people were educated by the interactive tool and given colorectal screening guidelines and literature.

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 ...

A Dialogue Can Change Survivorship

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Jasmine Greenamyer

25th Anniversary / Outreach - Jasmine Greenamyer, MPH Vice President, Colon Cancer Alliance “I know I speak for many different stakeholders when I say that the state and American Indian/Alaska Native Dialogue for Action conferences on colorectal cancer were influential momentum changers. The Foundation facilitates a process that helps state and community leaders strategically develop and implement impactful initiatives. Furthermore, I love going to national Dialogue for Action conferences where I get to see patient advocates, nurses, doctors, insurers, academia and the ...