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Step Away 5K: With a Huff and a Puff

Posted by PCF Admin 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 like crap: not only physically but mentally.   Like you, my body knows what it wants and needs.   I listened and obeyed. Sister Fitness Today however, I took my sister Brenda with me to the gym.  At 6:30 am, off we went and within 10 minutes on an elliptical, she was ready to call it a day.  Holding onto that machine for dear life 5 minutes in, she announced she was done.  At 7 minutes, she gasped that she couldn’t take it anymore.  I coaxed her on telling her to slow the pace and get a gentle rhythm.  Finally at 10 minutes, sweating and mumbling, Brenda dismounted, walked away and “rested” on an incumbent bike while I finished my cycle.  Then on to some weight machines which were ...

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 ...

Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...

Breakaway Wrap-up: An Awesome Finale

Posted by Lisa Hughes on May 28th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Katie and I are back in the office, both exhausted and exhilarated from our time on the road with the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) and the Breakaway from Cancer campaign. The last three days of the tour were spent in amazing cities.  Big Bear Lake, Los Angeles, and Thousand Oaks.  I rode in a caravan with the riders from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake.  The course was breathtaking: it was all mountains, and the cyclists ...