Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Rummage Sale to Raise Awareness

Posted by PCF Admin on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - After her grandmother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, high school student Stephanie Brule set out on a mission: cancer prevention. Stephanie wanted to keep others from experiencing the pain her family had endured after her grandmother’s diagnosis, so she decided to host a rummage sale to benefit the Foundation. For two days, Stephanie and her friends sold various items that were collected from family, friends, and neighbors in Hampstead, New Hampshire. Stephanie’s event was so successful that it drew nearly 100 visitors and raised over $400 for research, education and screening programs. The Foundation thanks Stephanie for her commitment to cancer prevention.

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits San Francisco

Posted by Janet on May 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
Asian Heritage Festival

Outreach / The Super Colon - May 15 (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: The Foundation is thrilled to be working with the California Department of Public Health Colon Cancer Control Program to bring the “Prevent Cancer’s SuperColon” to San Francisco for the first time. The exhibit raises awareness about the importance of early colon cancer detection and encourages visitors to get screened for the disease. It shows you healthy colon tissues, as well as polyps at various stages. Unlike many ...

Breakaway from Cancer

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 10th, 2010 | No Comments »
Actor Patrick Dempsey, Senior Directior Lisa Hughes in Sacramento.

Outreach - Bo Aldigé, Lisa Hughes, and myself are thrilled to be heading out to the Amgen Tour of California next week as part of the Breakaway from Cancer initiative. Breakaway from Cancer aims to raise awareness of the comprehensive array of resources available to cancer patients – from prevention to education and support to financial assistance and survivorship. As part of the initiative we will be crisscrossing California helping to spread the Foundation's important messages through ...

Healthcare Reform: What Does It Mean for Prevention?

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on April 28th, 2010 | No Comments »

Outreach - On March 21, 2010 the House of Representatives passed legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that will make changes to our country’s healthcare system.  This legislation was signed into law by the President. There are many provisions that will have a positive impact on cancer prevention.   Several of them have been long-standing policy priorities for the Foundation and our Advocacy Action Center members.  These cancer prevention victories include: The bill requires health insurance plans, including ...