Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

“Walking the walk” of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Even though weekends are usually set aside for sleeping and making pancakes and even though it was still dark when my alarm woke me up, I did not regret my decision to participate in the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run. It was a simple decision for me to create a corporate team for the 5k. I think that it can be so easy to get lost in our day-to-day work and forget to look up and take in the bigger picture. My company, BLH Technologies, Inc., is a global health research and communications firm, but how many of us working in health promotion actually take care of ourselves? Running has become a hugely important aspect of taking care of my own health. Through running I feel like I grow stronger and re-center my thoughts, which allows me to be a better version of myself. Some runners compete for time and distance, but to me running is about competition with myself – challenging myself and pushing myself to do better than I thought I could do, better than my last run. Even though running is often thought of as a solitary sport, I’ve found the running community to be very supportive and encouraging. ...

What’s keeping you from exercise?

Posted by Ginny Wright, BbG Fitness on January 6th, 2014 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - During the cardio portion of our BbG Fitness class last week, one exerciser told me (as she skipped by) that her insomnia problem has disappeared since she started working out with us a few months ago. It’s comments like these that often make me wonder why everyone doesn’t exercise! We’ve heard the benefits over and over again; we know that exercise helps keep both young and aging bodies healthy. Even small amounts of exercise have huge ...

Healthy recipe: Swedish yellow split pea soup with ham

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
Swedish Yellow Split Pea Soup with Ham

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Servings: 8 Active Time: 25 minutes Total Time: Slow-cooker time: 5-8 hours To Make Ahead: Prep carrots, celery, ginger and dice ham; refrigerate in separate containers. Equipment: 5- to 6-quart slow cooker Recipe Description: This yellow split pea soup has fresh ginger to give it a bright flavor. Use the best ham you can find to get the most flavor. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 cups yellow split peas (about 1 1/2 pounds) 2. 4 cups reduced-sodium ...

Awesome Games Done Quick: 4 years of record-setting gaming and fundraising

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on | 3 Comments »
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Events - Some people may have mixed feelings about video games but our minds are made up when it comes to Awesome Games Done Quick – they’re awesome. Awesome Games Done Quick, a live streamed 120-hour round the clock video gaming marathon organized by Speed Demos Archives and benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation, will take place from January 5-11 with 300 participating gamers on site and a global audience of thousands. Awesome Games Done Quick is about playing ...