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Breakaway Wrap-up: An Awesome Finale

Posted by PCF Admin on May 28th, 2010 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - Katie and I are back in the office, both exhausted and exhilarated from our time on the road with the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) and the Breakaway from Cancer campaign. The last three days of the tour were spent in amazing cities.  Big Bear Lake, Los Angeles, and Thousand Oaks.  I rode in a caravan with the riders from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake.  The course was breathtaking: it was all mountains, and the cyclists put all they had into that ride.  It is fitting that the most courageous rider jersey was awarded that day to George Hincapie, our Breakaway from Cancer spokesperson. In Los Angeles, the Staples Center towered over the time trial course.  And while Katie followed the riders on the course, several hundred men and women stopped by our booth for information on cancer prevention.  It was good to see so many people with an interest in learning more and also heartening to see such a high level of awareness and practice about the importance of using sunscreen and lip protection with SPF! The final city was Thousand Oaks, our final Breakaway Mile city.  The largest crowd to date joined us at a Breakaway from Cancer breakfast and many ...

Step Away 5K: Getting Back on Track

Posted by JanJan on May 27th, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating - It’s not easy. The last several months have been challenging for me health wise. But I’m on the upturn, except for getting back into my normal exercise routine. If anyone has an easy fix for this I’d love to hear it.  I foolishly thought I could pick it up again with no problem.  I was kidding myself. Months of slacking off are not easy to break. Even thought I meet once a week with a Pilates instructor ...

Breakaway Day 5: Winners in Bakersfield

Posted by Katie Lapides 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 - ...

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

Posted by Jan Mahrer on | 1 Comment »

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 ...