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Breakaway from Cancer

Posted by PCF Admin on May 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Bo Aldigé, Lisa Hughes, and myself are thrilled to be heading out to the Amgen Tour of California next week as part of the Breakaway from Cancer initiative. Breakaway from Cancer aims to raise awareness of the comprehensive array of resources available to cancer patients – from prevention to education and support to financial assistance and survivorship. As part of the initiative we will be crisscrossing California helping to spread the Foundation's important messages through the campaign while following the tour. Last year we had quite an adventure, meeting with many Californians about the importance of cancer [caption id="attachment_182" align="alignright" width="231" caption="Bo presenting the Leader Jersey in 2009."][/caption] prevention and early detection as part of the cancer continuum. There was even a run in with actors Patrick Dempsy and Luke Wilson, and cycling great George Hincapie! Follow us on the blog next week to see what city we’re in, what we’re up to and who we’re meeting along the way. Do you live in California? Check out the tour’s map, and come out and visit us at the Breakaway from Cancer booth at the end city of each leg of the race.

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Healthcare Reform: What Does It Mean for Prevention?

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on April 28th, 2010 | No Comments »

Outreach - On March 21, 2010 the House of Representatives passed legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that will make changes to our country’s healthcare system.  This legislation was signed into law by the President. There are many provisions that will have a positive impact on cancer prevention.   Several of them have been long-standing policy priorities for the Foundation and our Advocacy Action Center members.  These cancer prevention victories include: The bill requires health insurance plans, including ...

Thinking Globally and Acting Locally

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on April 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The Prevent Cancer Foundation has been on the national scene for the past 25 years and during that time, the Foundation has advocated for national legislation, promoted cancer prevention at the National Institutes of Health and even helped proclaim March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. However, the Foundation also understands the importance of community outreach and has developed several programs to reach local groups and everyday people with life-saving tools for cancer prevention and early ...

Ten Years Later: Colorectal Cancer Prevention Still Saving Lives

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on March 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - Ten years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized a need to raise awareness, attention and funding for colorectal cancer. Our first step was to pass a resolution officially designating the month in the US Senate, US House and White House, declaring March 2000 as the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The Foundation and our partners launched the first awareness month for colorectal cancer that year, with a major public awareness campaign. Survivors and ...