Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

An Intern’s Eye View of the Foundation

Posted by PCF Admin 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 intern and my time here is quickly coming to an end. I feel truly fortunate to have been given such a great opportunity with which to fill my summer days. Not only have I learned a lot during my time with the Foundation, but I’ve also met some great people. The words “internship in DC” usually suggest an abundance of “busy work,” an aloof full time staff and generally just a way to get your foot in the door. Yes, internships are a way to get your foot in the door; however, I’ve had the opportunity to do so much more. I feel like the Foundation has really taken my input to heart and appreciated all the work that I’ve done. Even though frustrating at times, such ...

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 ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge:The “Why?” Factor

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on August 5th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily - This week I made my biggest commitment to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K yet.  I’m fundraising: asking friends, family and acquaintances to make a donation in support of my participation. Why did I wait until now for this part of the commitment?  I wanted to feel confident my knees were good to go.  Last year I pushed too hard and ended up with stress fractures in both knees.  This not only knocked me out of the ...