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Bad Beat on Cancer: Rockin’ It in Drag!

Posted by PCF Admin 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 stylish ladies track suits to raise awareness, and pledges, for Bad Beat on Cancer. Joining us was Michael Karnjanaprakom, who started the World Series of Good, pledging 100 percent of his winnings to several charities, including the Prevent Cancer Foundation. There were lots of pictures, autographs, questions, a few interviews, and of course the guy who said: “I thought you were a Swedish gay poker league.”  But most importantly, players were taking the pledge to donate one percent of their winnings to the Foundation, including celebrities Ray Romano and David Alan Grier. Nice. ESPN came by to interview us, and we got to go up on the stage to talk about the Bad Beat initiative before the official “Shuffle Up and Deal.”  We were rock stars! So, how ...

Prevention is the Ultimate Weapon

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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 ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: It Took the Dog

Posted by Jan Bresch Mahrer, Executive V.P. & COO on July 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - A friend commented that my blog posts about “my challenge” for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K  seem to be focused on others – and not me – and wondered why? Speed Bump The truth? It’s been far easier to focus on those who have jumped on the challenge wagon and are doing great, then admit I’m hanging off the side bumping along.   At one point, it looked like I might soon become road kill. Actually, I’ve done really ...

Tips for Eating Smart While Dining Out

Posted by Ann G. Kulze, M.D. on July 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - Editor's Note: Ann G. Kulze, M.D. is a noted nutrition and wellness expert, physician and member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s board of directors. This post is part one of a two part series on healthy eating while traveling. Summer travel means dining out and dining out comes with a host of forces that can work against you on the wellness front. Take advantage of the following guiding principles to transform this high risk eating endeavor into ...