Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

KIPP DC Discovery Academy and the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »

5k - Recently, a beloved student of our school and community lost her mother to breast cancer. Diagnosis of her condition was made aware to our staff this past winter, and just as we began the summer preparing for the upcoming school year, we were informed that she had lost her battle with the disease. I know personally that the speedy progression of the disease and its ultimate fate was a real eye-opener and reminder of how serious cancer can be. This disease is one that, historically, members of my family have suffered from and I am sure that at some point in most of our lifetimes we have all been touched by the effects of cancer or know someone who has. At KIPP DC: Discover Academy, we have created a culture where our students, parents and community can feel the warmth and care of our staff. The support for our families goes beyond the classroom and it is important to us that we continue to ensure that our values are being exemplified through all of our actions. This is why we as a staff of teachers and as an extension of family to our students and parents, are participating in the Prevent Cancer ...

A chef’s decision to run for his health

Posted by Kimberly Artley, PackFit on July 18th, 2014 | No Comments »

5k - On the morning of September 21, 2014, the Prevent Cancer Foundation will host its annual 5K Walk/Run at Nationals Park. My husband and I are particularly excited to be a part of this event and support Prevent Cancer's mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Speaking of my husband: If you keep tabs on the DC area food scene, you may know who he is: Chef William Artley of Pizzeria Orso fame in Falls ...

A guide to cooking with peppers

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on July 14th, 2014 | No Comments »

Healthy Eating - (photo: John Winkelman) We all know that eating a healthy diet filled with fruits and vegetables can greatly reduce your risk for cancer, but incorporating vegetables into your diet isn’t always an easy task. They can be intimidating! One easy, fun (and colorful!) way to incorporate more vegetables into your dishes this summer is to try cooking with peppers. High in vitamin A and C, peppers add punches of flavor and nutrients to your dish. 3 ways to ...

Prevention is working in the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - The Patient Access and Affordable Care Act (ACA) was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Preventative services were a major component included in the law. These services include 15 new benefits which are available without charging the patient copayment or coinsurance. Several are also targeted towards cancer prevention and overall wellness such as colorectal cancer screenings for adults over 50, pap smears and mammograms for women, diet counseling for adults at higher risk for ...