Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Blog carnival: Prevention is a gift

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

Blog Carnival - I'm delighted to be participating in the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s “blog carnival,” where people share their cancer stories, say why they stay healthy and who they prevent cancer for. Great idea – so here goes. First and foremost, I prevent cancer for me. I try to stay healthy by eating right, getting plenty of exercise, following screening guidelines and knowing my family’s medical history. I also prevent cancer for my son Jake. Too many times I’ve seen the look in someone’s eyes when they’ve learned their loved one has cancer or as they've watched them battle the disease. That’s a look I never want to see in my son's eyes. I believe that your children (no matter their age) never stop learning from you. I want to lead by example so he’ll strive to live a long and healthy life. On my blog, my last post shared my sister Rita’s battle, and ultimate loss, to lung cancer. I was overwhelmed by the number of views the post got and by the number of messages of condolence I received, some from people I don't know. Along with these messages came personal stories about cancer battles, the losses and triumphs. It made me realize, ...


Blog carnival: I prevent cancer for…you!

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on | No Comments »
Jenny Twesten

Blog Carnival - Cancer touches the lives of many families. How often do you hear someone share a story about a friend, a relative or an acquaintance that was recently diagnosed? Sadly, a lot. 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year alone. In 2009, my dad was one of those statistics. At only 55 years old, my dad was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Over the next year and a half, I spent every ...

Blog carnival: My experiences with cancer

Posted by Margaret L. Turley, Writers Unite to Fight Cancer Administrator on October 21st, 2013 | No Comments »

Blog Carnival - I am involved in the effort to prevent cancer as it is near and dear to my heart. I lost one of my instructors to this devastating disease as a young nurse. Over the years, I’ve lost two uncles to cancer. My cousin has ovarian cancer, my aunt is a breast cancer survivor and another uncle is a prostate cancer survivor. I’ve cared for numerous cancer patients in the hospital and at home. Writers Unite to ...

Community grantee spotlight: Cancer prevention on the Standing Rock Reservation

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation & Outreach on October 18th, 2013 | No Comments »

Community Outreach - Prevent Cancer has been making a difference in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities since 2007 through grants that support powwows, traditional food guides and numerous other cancer prevention projects. Our grants have enabled groups across Indian Country to implement cancer initiatives tailored to their individual communities. According to the Intercultural Cancer Council, the AI/AN community includes more than 560 federally recognized tribes and a wide range of languages, beliefs and cultures. There are ...