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

Posted by PCF Admin on May 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
Generations

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 through public health education. The Prevent Cancer Foundation partners with the Center for Disease Control to raise awareness that, for all populations, and unlike many other cancers, colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable through early detection. Images from the festival (Photo by Janet Hudson for PCF) [caption id="attachment_317" align="alignleft" width="314" caption="May 15, 2010 - Ellen Lee (second from the right) and three staff members from the California Colon Cancer Control Program in front of the PCF SuperColon(TM)."][/caption]

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 ...

Breakaway Day 2: Rain in Santa Rosa

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
Racers in Santa Rosa

Healthy Eating - Today’s weather was drastically different and I’m glad for my Breakaway rain jacket! Santa Rosa is a beautiful and welcoming town, and even the torrential (okay, I exaggerate) rain couldn’t keep spectators away. I had some great conversations with locals and visitors from across the country! The Most Courageous Rider Before I traveled to the tour last year I knew very little about cycling beyond what I had read and seen on the Tour de France—but one thing I ...

Breakaway Day 1: Sunny Sacramento

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 17th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Outreach - Hello from a very sunny Sacramento, and the kick off of the Amgen Tour of California - and I was lathered up in sunscreen today! The Breakaway from Cancer initiative advocates a unique approach to preventing and surviving cancer—teams. Many of you may be wondering, how does one take a team approach to prevention? Well often times it takes team work for a family or a group of friends to eat healthfully, exercise and to remember to  ...