Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Breakaway from Cancer Events Continue

Posted by PCF Admin on July 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Outreach - If you follow this blog, you’ll notice that the Breakaway from Cancer initiative does not end with the Amgen Tour of California. Breakaway in Colorado! We’re excited to announce that Breakaway is adding another event to its portfolio. Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer  will be the lead sponsor of the 45th annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hill Climb cycling race, which is presented by Team Evergreen Racing and will take place Saturday, July 24, beginning near Idaho Springs, Colorado. Cyclists who register to participate in the 2010 Mt. Evans Hill Climb race will be encouraged to raise funds for the four non-profit cancer support organizations that benefit from the Breakaway from Cancer initiative.  If you are near the Idaho Springs area, or have friends or family, we encourage you to take part and support the Foundation and our partners. Other Breakaway Events There are other events year round that we participate in through this initiative to raise awareness of the services and materials our organizations have to offer. We are pleased to have a presence at LiveStrong Challenges, and the Dempsey Challenge charity bike rides and 5ks in 5 cities. The first challenge was in Seattle on June 19th. We gave out many Prevent Cancer ...

Visiting McHenry County Celebremos Partners

Posted by Jessica Abeita, Asst. Dir. Research, Admin. & Community Outreach on July 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - On June 8, I had the pleasure of visiting the Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la vida! site in McHenry County, Illinois. McHenry County is one of the fastest growing counties in the nation and over the past twenty years has experienced a dramatic increase in its Hispanic population. Since 2004, the Foundation has partnered with the Family Health Partnership Clinic (FHPC) to offer the Celebremos program to Hispanic women over 40 in the county. FHPC is a ...

Bad Beat on Cancer: Rockin’ It in Drag!

Posted by Danny Horowitz on July 12th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - On Day 1b of the main event of the World Series of Poker, the halls outside the playing rooms were literally packed with hundreds of players excited about their chance to win the big money and the coveted bracelet.  But the money and bracelet were forgotten when they spotted a group of guys in drag.  We looked that good. Phil Gordon, Rafe Furst, Joe Sebok, Perry Friedman, Ace Bailey and I were decked out in our ...

Prevention is the Ultimate Weapon

Posted by Janet Hudson on | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Outreach - Harold P. Freeman, M.D. President, Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention. Prevention is the ultimate weapon against cancer. The Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized this in 1985, and for nearly 25 years has been doing something about it. Through the leadership of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I have witnessed an extraordinary increase in national awareness of many kinds of cancer as preventable diseases – or ones that can be successfully treated when detected in their early stages. The Foundation ...