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Bad Beat on Cancer: Cancer is a Drag

Posted by PCF Admin on June 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Outreach - No, we’re not very unattractive women in need of electrolysis. We’re dressing in drag to play poker and support Bad Beat on Cancer during the World Series of Poker (WSOP.)  Okay, and maybe it’s because we like to wear ladies’ clothing just a litte bit. The Bet Seriously, why are we doing this?  Rafe lost a game of Roshambo (rock-paper-scissors) with poker pro Joe Sebok while on Poker2Night.   Wearing his green 1% Bad Beat on Cancer patch, signifying his pledge to donate 1% of potential WSOP earnings to the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Rafe promptly challenged Sebok to a best-of-five Roshambo match. Sebok won the first three throws and, as a result, Rafe has to dress in drag Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event in July. Not one to suffer alone, Rafe enlisted a handful of friends to dress and play for the Foundation with him.  Including Joe! The Drag Yours truly, Rafe Furst, Phil Gordon (two of the original Tiltboys,) Joe Sebok, and  Ace Bailey are all playing in lovely ladies track suits emblazoned with the Bad Beat on Cancer 1% logo, and of course the Prevent Cancer logo across our derrières  in an effort to promote and raise money for cancer prevention research, education and community ...

Prevention a Highlight of ASCO Breakaway from Cancer Policy Roundtable

Posted by Lisa Hughes on June 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Outreach - Friday night, I had the pleasure of listening to a dynamic policy discussion hosted by the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  Carolyn Aldigé, the founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, represented us on the panel consisting of two nationally recognized oncologists, leadership of our Breakaway from Cancer partners, and actor Patrick Dempsey who joined the meeting by videoconference. The discussion, appropriately titled Striking the Balance: Community Experts Come Together for High-Level Dialogue on Cancer Care, covered issues ...

Step Away 5K: With a Huff and a Puff

Posted by Jan Mahrer on June 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - Finally got my rear in gear and headed back into the gym.  There was a lot more huffing and puffing than normal and muscles that were getting lazy registered their displeasure with soreness. Road Block Somehow I felt no shame about being lazy while pushing my sister or the fact that I accepted the challenge again.  We all must deal with something in our lives.  For me, it was quite simply that I was beginning to feel ...

Andrea Roane Highlights Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la vida! Program

Posted by Jessica Abeita on June 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Even though I’m a pretty shy person I was ready to jump in front of the WUSA News9 cameras to talk about the ¡Celebremos la vida! program with Andrea Roane, WUSA 9 news anchor and a Sustaining Director on the Board of Directors of the Foundation. I was more than happy to talk about Celebremos! This great program is one of the cornerstone outreach programs of the Foundation. For those who are reading this before ...