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2010 Super Colon Tour Wraps Up in the Big Apple

Posted by PCF Admin on June 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach / Regular Screening / The Super Colon - The National Super Colon Tour for the Prevent Cancer Foundation's 2010 fiscal year ended with a bang on June 7 at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health in New York, NY. Even the busiest New Yorkers had to come and take a look see. There were 985 people that toured the exhibit, talked with staff and volunteers and received colorectal cancer prevention and early detection information and giveaways such as buddy bracelets and gift bags. We were even visited by three elementary school classes. The most important thing that happened at the Monahan Center Super Colon stop was that five people signed up for colonoscopies and ten were referred for future appointments. On The Road Again... The 2010 tour, generously sponsored by Amgen, was very successful educating more than 4,000 people across the country about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection. March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, when the National Super Colon Tour officially begins.  Our first stop was California, where the exhibit was seen first in San Diego and then traveled to Thousand Oaks, where hundreds of Amgen employees toured the Super Colon. Then it was off to Tucson, Arizona where the Super Colon made an appearance at the Arizona Diamondback’s spring training. One ...

Step Away 5K: Walking the Walk

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on June 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Events / Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - The part I have loved about the challenge this year is I’m not alone. Last year being the only one in the limelight was a bit daunting.  This year I’ve been joined by my sister Brenda and several of my Prevent Cancer Foundation co-workers, who have accepted their own challenge of making healthier diet decisions and of including exercise in their daily routine. They are walking the walk together: encouraging each other to work through challenges and celebrating ...

Oncotones at ASCO Annual Meeting: Great Band, Good Cause

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy & Advocacy on June 16th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - The annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) draws oncology professionals from around the globe.  The 2010, Advancing Quality, Promoting Innovation generated significant news across the spectrum of cancer care, from prevention through end-of-life care.  Sessions focused on advances in preventing or treating the most commonly diagnosed cancers, as well as the most rare. Prevent Cancer Foundation participates in the meeting on many levels.  President and Founder Carolyn Aldige, Jessica Abeita, Assistant Director, ...

25 Years Funding Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Research

Posted by Karen Peterson, PhD, Vice President of Programs on June 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Every so often, it’s good for an organization to take stock of what it has accomplished over the years.  As part of the 25th anniversary of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, we decided to take a broad look at our funding of external research since 1985.  The Foundation is a small, gutsy organization of about 25, and its mission is prevention and early detection in research, as well as education and community outreach.  The Big Picture To create ...