Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

5K: A Hit with Runners & A Success for Cancer Prevention

Posted by PCF Admin on September 29th, 2010 | No Comments »

Events / Exercise Daily / Foundation News - The 2nd Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K held last Saturday, September 25, had lots of high points and some very poignant moments as well. Raising nearly $60,000 (with donations still coming in!) in support of cancer prevention and early detection, the 5K received overwhelming praise from participants, volunteers, and supporters. The Washington Running Report marked the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K as the beginning of the fall racing season. The WRR article also noted that the race’s potential is “almost limitless.” The combination of runners, walkers, volunteers, Foundation board members, and MC WUSA Channel 9 weekday anchor Andrea Roane and Special Guest Ivan Carter, host of Washington Post Live on Comcast Sportsnet, made for a memorable event. Special thanks to our 5K sponsors: PhRMA, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Millennium, and Pricewaterhousecoopers, whose support of cancer prevention demonstrate true leadership in the corporate community. We also greatly appreciate our race partners Georgetown Running Company, Powerade, Sport and Health, Subway, Design Cuisine, Reston Limousine, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Giant Food and Luna Bars for providing food and beverages, gift certificates, coupons and awards for our race participants and helped us recognize all the hard work and dedication of the racers. The participation of teams and the ability to ...

A Great Race, for a Great Cause: An Intern’s View

Posted by Candice Hardie on September 28th, 2010 | No Comments »
Left to right: Kaitlin McClure, Candice Hardie, Erin Guastini, Lina Schneider

Events / Exercise Daily / Foundation News - It has been a month since I began my internship with the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Every morning when I get up, my first thought after “Hmm, maybe I can hit the snooze button again,” is “What cool new things am I going to be doing today?” The sleepiness fades, as I get excited for another day with a great organization. I was instantly attracted to this position. The Foundation, its mission, and programs have helped to ...

2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Karen Peterson, Prevent Cancer Foundation VP of Programs, and Gary Gurian, C-Change Program Director, at the 2009 Dialogue for Action

Conferences - The Prevent Cancer Foundation will host the 13th annual Dialogue for Action™ on Colorectal Cancer Screening March 23-25, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. This dynamic conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of 200 health care professionals and advocates to discuss the many issues related to increasing colorectal cancer screening. The 2010 Dialogue held in March in Baltimore was enthusiastically described by two attendees with these words: I felt that this was ...

An Idea that has Contributed Greatly to Cancer Prevention

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Paul A. Bunn, M.D.

25th Anniversary / Research - Paul A. Bunn, Jr., M.D. Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center University of Colorado Denver Congratulations on your Silver jubilee!  It has been a pleasure to be associated with the Prevent Cancer Foundation since its inception. It was a great idea then and it has contributed greatly to the fight against cancer, most importantly its prevention. Since lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US and worldwide, it is imperative that we develop ...