Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Kickin’ Cancer

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - When my daughter, Sharon, asked family members to participate in the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21st, I was the first to sign on. I have never run a 5k (and don’t intend to!), and have little experience as a fundraiser, but I knew I wanted to help, so I joined team Kickin’ Cancer. Cancer took the love of my life from me, my wife Fong. Fong was a very caring person with a beautiful smile and the life of every party! Her two-year battle was a struggle, but she lived life to the fullest until her very last day. There are two dates my family will always remember: September 11th and November 15th. The whole world knows about the tragedy of September 11. It was also my wife's birthday. On November 15th, my birthday, of that same year, she died from breast cancer. It has been twelve years since I lost Fong and cancer continues to take loved ones away from me. I’ve lost my niece, just 41 years old, to breast cancer. I’ve also lost close friends. I hope that by reaching out to my friends in the community and family to support the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run that ...

Build a healthy salad

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - (photo: Kurman Communications, Inc.) All salads are healthy, right? Wrong. Your salad is only as healthy as your toppings and iceberg lettuce is not as healthy as you think. Healthy eating is an important step to reducing your cancer risk. What you feed your body directly impacts its ability to stay healthy. Salads are often avoided because they are boring. These quick and easy tips will prove you wrong and teach you to build a nutritious salad ...

U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - “Tanned skin is damaged skin and we need to shatter the myth that tanned skin is a sign of health.”   The Prevent Cancer Foundation was extremely pleased with the release of the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call-to-Action to Prevent Skin Cancer. At the recent press conference, Assistant Secretary for Health Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Acting Surgeon General Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, and melanoma survivor Stacey Escalante launched the call-to-action. Background Messages from all speakers were ...

Reaching American Indian youth with HPV education

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Almost all cervical cancers are linked to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV vaccinations and routine Pap tests make cervical cancer one of the most preventable cancers. Unfortunately, the cervical cancer mortality rate for American Indian women is 5 times that of the U.S. rate. This death rate, coupled with low vaccination rates and a lack of culturally appropriate cancer prevention education materials for American Indians make the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grant to the ...