Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

A chef’s decision to run for his health

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

5k - On the morning of September 21, 2014, the Prevent Cancer Foundation will host its annual 5K Walk/Run at Nationals Park. My husband and I are particularly excited to be a part of this event and support Prevent Cancer's mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Speaking of my husband: If you keep tabs on the DC area food scene, you may know who he is: Chef William Artley of Pizzeria Orso fame in Falls Church, VA. Orso's not just any ol' pizzeria, oh no. It's an authentic Neapolitan-style pizzeria that also offers all the top-notch "Cheffie-froo-froo" food so many know and appreciate him for. So, here's the skinny on my hubbie (pun intended). He's a formerly obese, pre-diabetic, medical-pill-reliant man who'd battled obesity his entire life. It wasn't until he made a choice to become a walking, talking billboard for my health and wellness philosophies that he had his personal epiphany. He made a choice, believed in his choice, and stuck with it... every single day. He took ownership and responsibility for his life. He understood that if he didn’t take ownership of his health he may not be able to do the things he loved doing. Since his personal ”Ah ...

A guide to cooking with peppers

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - (photo: John Winkelman) We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with peppers. High in vitamin A and C, peppers add punches of flavor and nutrients to your dish. 3 ways to ...

Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The Patient Access and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Preventative services were a major component included in the law. These services include 15 new benefits which are available without charging the patient copayment or coinsurance. Several are also targeted towards cancer prevention and overall wellness such as colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50, pap smears and mammograms for women, diet counseling for adults at higher risk for ...

Campeonas evaluation in full swing

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on | No Comments »

Community Outreach - Prevent Cancer Foundation is in the middle of a two-year in-depth evaluation of our new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. The project includes training that prepares Latinas, age 40 or older, who have been screened for breast cancer and are committed to advocating for women’s health, to encourage their friends and family to be screened. The evaluation project will answer this important question: How effective are the community conversations ...