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Prostate Cancer Awareness Advocate Lawrence McRae Featured on Today Show

Posted by PCF Admin on August 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Prevention advocates come in all shapes and sizes. We recently learned about Lawrence McRae, founder of the McRae Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation, featured on NBC’s Today Show earlier this week in a segment called “Your Life Calling with Jane Pauley." The piece focused on McRae's mission to generate awareness about prostate cancer and encourage regular screening, especially among African-American men. This self-proclaimed “Prostate Man” began his battle with an enlarged prostate more than 40 years ago. Now 75-years-old and retired, McRae uses the money from his Social Security check to visit fellow African American gentlemen in surrounding Alabama communities and educate them on reducing the risk of prostate cancer through regular screening. According to McRae, “I go to neighborhoods, stop by churches, speak to groups, pass out information — face-to-face. I’m willing to do anything I can to go straight to the man and tell him to his face to get the help he needs and make sure he is not left out there by himself once the diagnosis is made.” The Prevent Cancer Foundation admires McRae for his commitment to cancer prevention and early detection education and recognizes his exceptional work. For readers who may have missed the Today Show segment when ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Mamma’s Got a New Pair of Shoes

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily - A little late in this Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K challenge I know, but today I finally went and got fitted for a pair of running shoes. Why did I wait so long?  Because I’m stubborn. With at least 5 pairs of running and/or walking shoes I “self-fitted” I truly believed being fitted made absolutely no difference, even though friends who are experienced runners have tried to pound into my head that it did. What an experience! I ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Pizza with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Feta

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - For this Greek-style pizza, eggplant slices are grilled, chopped and tossed with fresh tomatoes, feta and mint; the mixture is spread on the pizza to finish cooking. Yield: 4 servings, one 6-inch pizza each Total Time: 45 minutes Prep Time: 45 minutes Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough (recipe follows) or other prepared dough 1 large eggplant (about 1 1/4 pounds), trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 2 large vine-ripened ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: We Are Family!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO 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 ...