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Breakaway Day 4: A Festival in Modesto

Posted by PCF Admin 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, figure skating legend Peggy Fleming launched the professional riders off the mark in San Jose.  And while the cyclists were riding what I understand to have been a tough and windy route from San Jose to join us in Modesto, Katie and I talked with hundreds of men and women about the Prevent Cancer Foundation.  The level of interest was high! Walking the second Breakaway Mile Modesto is one of four Breakaway Mile cities.  In our Breakaway Mile cities, we celebrate members of the community who are survivors and caregivers.  I was honored to be able to share information about Prevent Cancer Foundation before I joined a group of more than 100 survivors and their families, friends and caregivers to march down the streets of Modesto and ...

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 ...

Breakaway Day 3: Honors in Santa Cruz

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
Amgen's Steve Young, Marilyn Luma, and Bo Aldige

Outreach - If you were watching the Amgen Tour of California coverage on Versus, you very likely saw Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn (Bo) Aldigé in Santa Cruz, CA presenting the yellow jersey to David Zabriskie, winner of Stage 3 of the tour! Host City Events Today was a special day on the Tour. In four cities they have a “Breakaway Mile”, a walk for cancer survivors and their supporters. We and our three other Breakaway from ...

Breakaway Day 2: Rain in Santa Rosa

Posted by Katie Lapides on May 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
Racers in Santa Rosa

Healthy Eating - Today’s weather was drastically different and I’m glad for my Breakaway rain jacket! Santa Rosa is a beautiful and welcoming town, and even the torrential (okay, I exaggerate) rain couldn’t keep spectators away. I had some great conversations with locals and visitors from across the country! The Most Courageous Rider Before I traveled to the tour last year I knew very little about cycling beyond what I had read and seen on the Tour de France—but one thing I ...