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Jan’s 5K Challenge: Why I Am Walking

Posted by PCF Admin on September 16th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Events - Working in the cancer field I know the stats on how many people are affected by cancer each year. How many will be diagnosed. How many will die. What the stats don’t tell me is the heartbreak of a cancer diagnosis on a family, a colleague, or a community. Nothing can ever prepare you for a cancer diagnosis and nothing can ever ease the pain that goes along with its treatment or the loss of a loved one. It’s what you do with that pain that is important. Some donate money to cancer research, some start foundations to help others, some raise awareness or volunteer for cancer-related causes, and some walk or run.I’ve done it all and on September 25th, I’m walking. [caption id="attachment_1414" align="alignleft" width="209" caption="Sara and Jamie Cooper"][/caption] Joining me in the walk is my colleague Jamie who is walking in memory of her sister Sara, who lost her battle with lymphoma at the age of 17. September 27th will mark the 10th anniversary of her family’s loss. Jamie and her family have chosen to mark the anniversary by gathering at the 5K to celebrate Sara’s life. Learning Jamie’s story was bittersweet for me, as I too am walking for a Sara. My ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Teams With To Create Healthy Trail Mix

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on September 14th, 2010 | No Comments »

Foundation News / Healthy Eating - Healthy Eating is one of the most important things you can do to prevent cancer. The Prevent Cancer Foundation asked Dr. Ann Kulze, noted nutrition and wellness expert, to create a mix full of fruits, seeds, and other ingredients that are both delicious and good for you. Hence, the Prevent Cancer Foundation Trail Mix was born. The Prevent Cancer Foundation Trail Mix features dry roasted almonds, diced unsulphured Fuji apples, organic diced apricots, organic wild blueberries, ...

Recipe for Empowerment

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 13th, 2010 | No Comments »
Margaret Vanderhye

25th Anniversary / Healthy Eating / Outreach - Margaret Vanderhye Board Member Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary!  Long time board member Margi Vanderhye has not only supported the Foundation for over 20 years, but she "walks the walk" of a healthy lifestyle in her own home.  She offers this delicious and nutritious recipe for you to enjoy.  "What the Foundation has been able to do for the last 25 years is give people a reason to own their own health." Check out her video on YouTube. BUTTERMILK BRAN ...

Betty Gallo: The Making of a Prostate Cancer Advocate

Posted by Betty Gallo, Founder, The Dean and Betty Gallo Prostate Cancer Center on September 10th, 2010 | No Comments »

Regular Screening - I met my husband, the late Congressman Dean A. Gallo (NJ-11) on August 26, 1986. I had my doubts about politicians, but Dean restored my faith in them. The first 6 years were great, but in February 1992 everything changed. Dean was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer. Dean’s PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) level was 883; the traditional PSA level of 4.0 is considered a reasonable threshold for further evaluation. The cancer had already spread to his bones. As Dean ...