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Volunteer dentist provides free oral cancer screenings at Iowa State Fair

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 17th, 2013 | No Comments »

Community Outreach - Chad Johnson, a dentist from Pleasant Hill, Iowa (near Des Moines) considers volunteering in his community an important part of being a dental professional and a role model to colleagues. We are so lucky that he has been part of our volunteer team at the Iowa State Fair Health Awareness and Cancer Screening Booth for the past few years! This project partners Prevent Cancer Foundation with the John Stoddard Cancer Center at Unity Point Health, and Senator Chuck and Mrs. Barbara Grassley serve as our honorary co-chairs. For the past few years, Dr. Chad has, with great enthusiasm, provided valuable oral cancer screenings for Iowa State Fair attendees. This past August, he screened 131 people in six hours! Two referrals were made to ENT (ear, nose and throat) physicians. Many attendees that Dr. Chad saw were retirees over the age of 65 who no longer have dental insurance. The services he offers generally confirm their concerns about suspicious spots or growths they may have and also gives them reason to invest time and money in office visits as follow-up. Dr. Chad says that the support of Prevent Cancer helps him to bring this help to Iowans at the fair. Oral cancer is related ...


Healthy recipe: Quinoa lasagna

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quinoa Lasagna

Healthy Eating - Yield: 8 servings Servings: 8 Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 1 1/2 hours Recipe Description: This healthy quinoa lasagna recipe has a layer of quinoa (rather than noodles) along with vegetables, cheese and herbs. Though it tastes like comfort food, don’t worry, this quinoa lasagna recipe is not too heavy—you’ll still have room for dessert. To save time, use your favorite jarred tomato sauce in this vegetarian lasagna. (Adapted from “Quinoa Revolution” by Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming; Pintail ...

The “can’t miss” cancer screening conference of 2014

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 8th, 2013 | No Comments »

Events - Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening March 20 - 21, 2014 Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel Come to Dialogue for Action™, an annual national conference in Baltimore’s historic inner harbor that brings together a diverse group of stakeholders committed to realizing the lifesaving potential of cancer screening for all communities. If you have yet to attend a Dialogue, then March 20 – 21, 2014, is your chance to: Engage in timely discussions on cancer screening, implementation of the ...

Virgin Mobile FreeFest: Promoting music and sun safety

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 7th, 2013 | No Comments »

Events - On September 21, a group of our young staff members had the opportunity to represent the Prevent Cancer Foundation at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, an annual music festival that attracts between 30,000 and 50,000 attendees of all ages. FreeFest is unusual in that the tickets are free though the event features major headlining bands, making it one of the must-see festivals on the East Coast. This year’s diverse lineup included pop sensations Robin Thicke ...