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

Posted by PCF Admin on August 19th, 2010 | 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 did not feel like Cinderella with the handsome Prince placing the glass slipper on my dainty foot. The experience started with a very sweet young girl asking if I needed help.    No Prince. First things first, she had me walk up and down the store so she could see my gait. I felt a little like a horse being trotted out to see if I had racing potential. Outcome, I had a normal, even gait.  Yippee….or is that Neighhhh? Next came measuring for my shoe size, which she insisted on doing even though I told her I was a perfect size 9.  Wrong, her measurement came up 10 ½.  Sure that she must be wrong, I asked her to measure again. 10 ½. No dainty. Then out came ...

Healthy Recipes: Grilled Pizza with Eggplant, Tomatoes & Feta

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
Grilled Eggplant Whole Wheat Pizza

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 ...

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 ...