Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Shop to prevent cancer this Halloween

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 6th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Shop for a cause this Halloween. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership, and we just can’t mask our excitement! We teamed up with the folks at Masquerade Express and they will be donating ten percent of all proceeds to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Masquerade Express has an extensive collection of costumes and accessories for women—not just for Halloween, but for any costume occasion. They offer a variety of elaborate masquerade gowns and masks ranging from exotic to glam, as well as costumes from other decades and centuries with makeup, jewelry and wigs to match. Be the belle of the ball this year dressed as a flapper, princess or Greek goddess! Masquerade Express makes an effort to highlight the importance of social responsibility by giving back to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Each dollar raised will help fund numerous cancer prevention programs like: The free distribution of health, wellness and cancer prevention educational materials to organizations across the country Dialogue for Action™, an annual national conference bringing together a diverse group of health professionals and advocates Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!), a breast and cervical cancer education and early detection program for medically underserved women in the Hispanic community Read more about ...

Seek knowledge this October

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on October 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - (photo: Christopher John Sztybel ) Pink is everywhere during the month of October. Millions of women and men come together in solidarity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to share their stories, battles, hopes and experiences. With “pink power” on our minds and upcoming gatherings with relatives to celebrate the holidays, one essential key to cancer prevention is clear: the importance of knowing your family history. You may be at greater risk for breast cancer and other ...

Who are you here for?

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Program on October 1st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Who are you here for? Those were the words that thousands of participants wore on their shirts at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge held this past weekend in picturesque Lewiston, Maine. The Dempsey Challenge is sponsored by Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer, a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer. Breakaway from Cancer is a partnership of four nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, ...

2014 Walk/Run was a blast

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 30th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - Nationals Park went “green” on September 21 with over 1,300 runners and walkers for the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. This year’s event was a smashing success thanks to our participants and over 85 teams who helped raise more than $235,000. A crew of diligent and passionate fundraising superstars ensured that we reached our goal before the event even started. Vernon Holleman (12 years old), the Top Individual Fundraiser, raised $12,350. The Top Team Fundraiser (which was ...