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Step Away 5K: This year I’ll be ready & able

Posted by Jan on May 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Exercise Daily - Last September, the Foundation held its inaugural Step Away from Cancer (TM) (SAFC) 5K in Washington, DC.  I had decided to “step in” and get in shape to participate.   I had no idea what I was in for when I made that decision. Best Laid Plans “Getting in shape” was more than just working out appropriately to run the race – it also meant I had to walk the talk of healthy living.  Now I preach a healthy lifestyle, but I’m not always good about living it when it comes to eating.  I had a true love affair with Coke and fast food, which I had to break.  It did not come easy! However, I am stubborn and competitive.  If I’m not good at it, I don’t want to do it. So I said goodbye to my neighborhood fast food vendors.  Some even called to see if I was okay, I was such a regular.  I could tell you fast food came in because I’m a busy executive who works long hours.  But the truth is, fast food was easy because I hate to cook.   I stayed strong, with a few indulgences, and lost 10 pounds and was feeling much healthier. Where was the problem ...

Breakaway Day 4: A Festival in Modesto

Posted by Lisa Hughes on May 20th, 2010 | No Comments »

Outreach - The city of Modesto, CA welcomed the Breakaway from Cancer Tour with open arms.  The Mayor of Modesto joined us, along with many members of the community who were active participants in the ceremonies of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.)  What a great city in which to start off my journey with the ATOC and Breakaway from Cancer. Meeting Modesto, Sharing Experiences While I spent the day in Modesto at the Lifestyle Festival, ...

Foundation’s SuperColon Visits San Francisco’s Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Posted by Janet Hudson on | No Comments »

Outreach - The 6th Annual Asian Heritage Festival marked the Prevent Cancer Super Colon's (TM) first visit to San Francisco. Thanks to the California Colon Cancer Control Program (CCCCP) the exhibit brought awareness about prevention and early detection of colon cancer to this premier community event. Hundreds of people turned out to see healthy colon tissue, as well as polyps at various stages. The CCCCP is a federally funded program established to increase awareness of colon cancer ...

Breakaway Day 3: Honors in Santa Cruz

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
Amgen's Steve Young, Marilyn Luma, and Bo Aldige

Outreach - If you were watching the Amgen Tour of California coverage on Versus, you very likely saw Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn (Bo) Aldigé in Santa Cruz, CA presenting the yellow jersey to David Zabriskie, winner of Stage 3 of the tour! Host City Events Today was a special day on the Tour. In four cities they have a “Breakaway Mile”, a walk for cancer survivors and their supporters. We and our three other Breakaway from ...