Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Jan’s 5K Challenge: We Are Family!

Posted by PCF Admin on August 12th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / Regular Screening - Over the weekend I attended a birthday/family reunion for my older brother Ray at his farm in Pennsylvania.  I have to admit, I went with a little bit of trepidation.  After all, I was going to see family members I hadn’t seen in years and some I’d never met. Seems pretty exciting, so why the trepidation? Because like most families, mixing some of my family members together is like mixing explosive compounds. Now we were going to add an unknown compound into the mix. I’m not ashamed to admit that I had an exit strategy, should fireworks begin, mapped out before I hit the road to Pennsylvania. As it turns out I didn’t need one. It was a terrific weekend on the farm. Like one big group hug. We shared funny stories, personal life stories, and generally got along great. We also shared some medical histories which was terrific. Terrific not in the sense that I like hearing about others’ health problems, but terrific because it added important family medical information I didn’t have. Such as, I learned that my maternal grandfather died from prostate cancer. Since they lived in Florida when I was a kid, I always assumed he died of old age. ...

An Intern’s Eye View of the Foundation

Posted by Michelle Stricklin on August 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - When one thinks of summer, what usually comes to mind is going to the beach, hitting up the movies, tanning oil (or sun screen if you’re smart) and basically some good old rest, relaxation and rejuvenation. However, for the typical college student residing in the D.C. metropolitan area, the hustle and bustle of the city is much more intriguing. I have spent the last three months at the Prevent Cancer Foundation  as a Marketing and Communications ...

Foundation Finds Creative Ways to Fulfill Mission

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 9th, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Richard G. Pestell, M.D., PhD Director, Kimmel Cancer Center "In the twenty-five years since its inception, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has become increasingly skilled at formulating more and more creative ways to fulfill its self-assigned mission: educationally empowering people to avert the suffering and death caused by cancer, especially those cancers that are preventable through lifestyle changes and preclusive health checks." Read the entire article on the Prevent Cancer Foundation Web site.   Editor’s Note: This post is  part of ...

Healthy Recipes: Citrus Berry Smoothie

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Citrus Berry Smoothie

Healthy Eating - This meal-in-a-glass smoothie is bursting with berries and orange juice, healthful sources of carbohydrate and powerful antioxidants. Getting plenty of antioxidant-rich foods makes sense for active people, since free radicals are produced any time the body’s cells process oxygen. Servings: 1 Yield: 1 smoothie, about 2 cups Total Time: 5 minutes Prep Time: 5 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1.  1 1/4 cups fresh berries 2.  3/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt 3.  1/2 cup orange juice 4.  2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk 5.  1 tablespoon toasted wheat ...