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Breakaway Day 5: Winners in Bakersfield

Posted by PCF Admin on May 21st, 2010 | No Comments »

Outreach - Lisa and I had a little free time yesterday morning, and saw our opportunity to jump on the winners podium!  As we follow the Breakaway from Cancer Tour, we see lots of winners. There are lots of winners everywhere. These winners are the lifestyle winners, the people who find information on cancer prevention and general health and use it to change deleterious habits into healthful ones in order that they may take consistent good care of themselves - and their families. Enthusiastic Bakersfield Stage 5 in Bakersfield was the third Breakaway Mile city.  An enthusiastic crowd of survivors and supporters turned out! Our Breakaway Champion from Bakersfield is Tricia Bland, an 18-year breast cancer survivor. She was lucky enough to detect her cancer early and she uses her role as a nutritionist and personal trainer to help educate the community on the importance of exercising and eating healthfully - two important factors in cancer prevention. We salute Tricia and all of our Breakaway Mile participants. Support the Foundation through Breakaway Want to support Breakaway from Cancer? Text Breakaway to 90999. An image from Bakersfield (Photo by Andrew Tao) [caption id="attachment_352" align="alignleft" width="389" caption="May 20, 2010 - Senior Director Lisa Hughes and Manager, Public Affairs Katie Lapides try out first place before the ...

Step Away 5K: This year I’ll be ready & able

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Exercise Daily - Last September, the Foundation held its inaugural Step Away from Cancer (TM) (SAFC) 5K in Washington, DC.  I had decided to “step in” and get in shape to participate.   I had no idea what I was in for when I made that decision. Best Laid Plans “Getting in shape” was more than just working out appropriately to run the race – it also meant I had to walk the talk of healthy living.  Now I preach a ...

Breakaway Day 4: A Festival in Modesto

Posted by Lisa Hughes on May 20th, 2010 | No Comments »

Outreach - The city of Modesto, CA welcomed the Breakaway from Cancer Tour with open arms.  The Mayor of Modesto joined us, along with many members of the community who were active participants in the ceremonies of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.)  What a great city in which to start off my journey with the ATOC and Breakaway from Cancer. Meeting Modesto, Sharing Experiences While I spent the day in Modesto at the Lifestyle Festival, ...

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

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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 ...