Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Jan’s 5K Challenge:The “Why?” Factor

Posted by PCF Admin 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 5K completely but for months it made doing anything fun off limits. As hard as it is to admit, I’m not as young as I use to be. My knees are proof.  Ironically my stubbornness is consistent no matter how old I become. Seriously, why am I doing this challenge at all? All joking aside, my life has been touched by so many wonderful people who have battled cancer.  Some lost the fight and it’s for them that I’m doing this. Especially beautiful Sarah, who after a 10 year battle with brain cancer lost her fight just after her 16th birthday. With all that she went through, she never lost the gift of laughter or of finding enjoyment in any situation.  She gave me life lessons I’ll ...

On the Road this Summer? Hit the Salad Bar!

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on August 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Editor’s Note: Ann G. Kulze, M.D. is a noted nutrition and wellness expert, physician and member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s board of directors. This post is part two of a two part series on healthy eating while traveling. Well stocked salad bars offer a quick and convenient opportunity to tap into the extraordinary nutritional benefits the right foods can provide.  Fortunately - comprehensive salad bars are now easy to access.  To successfully navigate through the salad ...

A Significant Moment in My Life…

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach / Regular Screening - I have been proud to work with the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and am thankful for the purpose that the experiences have added to my life. Everyone has a few significant moments in their lives that seem to steer us forward along our careers. One such moment for me was after a long, hard, hot day of work at the Bob Dole Health Awareness Booth at the Kansas State Fair. The man (with his wife) was in his ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Posted by Janet Hudson on July 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Shrimp with Melon & Pineapple Salsa

Healthy Eating - Grilled shrimp is perfectly accented by this light, summery pineapple-melon salsa. The flavors are bright and fresh, just right for a hot day. Use just one melon or any combination of melons—including watermelon—for the versatile salsa. For best flavor marinate the shrimp overnight. Yield: 4 servings Total Time: 1 1/4 hours (plus marinating time) Prep Time: 45 minutes To Make Ahead: Marinate the shrimp (Step 1) for up to 24 hours. Cover and refrigerate the salsa (Step 2) for ...