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Breakaway Day 2: Rain in Santa Rosa

Posted by PCF Admin on May 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Today’s weather was drastically different and I’m glad for my Breakaway rain jacket! Santa Rosa is a beautiful and welcoming town, and even the torrential (okay, I exaggerate) rain couldn’t keep spectators away. I had some great conversations with locals and visitors from across the country! The Most Courageous Rider Before I traveled to the tour last year I knew very little about cycling beyond what I had read and seen on the Tour de France—but one thing I did know, the leader wears a special jersey. In cycling though, there are other “leader jerseys” given out to the fastest sprinter, the best mountain climber, and the best of the younger riders. The Amgen Tour gives out another unique jersey of the day—Most Courageous Rider. According to the tour website, “Each day, the most courageous rider will earn Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer jersey. It will be awarded to a cyclist who best exemplifies the character of those engaged in the fight against cancer. The jersey will not necessarily be awarded to the fastest or best cyclist of the day, but rather to the rider who best demonstrates courage, sacrifice, inspiration, determination and perseverance.”’  Each day their names are posted outside our Breakaway tent. Living Healthfully Leading a ...

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Breakaway Day 1: Sunny Sacramento

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 17th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Hello from a very sunny Sacramento, and the kick off of the Amgen Tour of California - and I was lathered up in sunscreen today! The Breakaway from Cancer initiative advocates a unique approach to preventing and surviving cancer—teams. Many of you may be wondering, how does one take a team approach to prevention? Well often times it takes team work for a family or a group of friends to eat healthfully, exercise and to remember to  ...

There’s a new appreciation for vitamin C

Posted by Jim Wood on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Vitamin C burst into prominence back in the 1970s, when Nobel Prize-winning scientist Linus Pauling claimed that high doses could stop cancer and might be the long-sought cure for the common cold. Alas, neither claim has quite held up under scrutiny. Vitamin C doesn’t prevent colds. Nor does taking large doses slow or stop cancer. But Pauling’s instincts were not entirely wrong. There are still many sound reasons to get plenty of C. What it does Researchers have ...

Rummage Sale to Raise Awareness

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Outreach - After her grandmother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, high school student Stephanie Brule set out on a mission: cancer prevention. Stephanie wanted to keep others from experiencing the pain her family had endured after her grandmother’s diagnosis, so she decided to host a rummage sale to benefit the Foundation. For two days, Stephanie and her friends sold various items that were collected from family, friends, and neighbors in Hampstead, New Hampshire. Stephanie’s event was ...