Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Celebrate Thanksgiving on a lighter note

Posted by Rebecca Evans on November 27th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Healthy Eating - The holidays are generally a fairly indulgent time of year. While giving up some of your favorites can be difficult, navigate this year’s Thanksgiving with some helpful ideas from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and wellness expert Dr. Ann. Stay healthy and substitute some of those heavy dishes with these lighter alternatives. Original: Mashed potatoes Dr. Ann refers to mashed potatoes and other starchy foods made from white flour as the “Great White Hazards.” This holiday favorite has a tendency to increase appetite while delivering little, if no nutritional value. Traditionally mashed potatoes are also made with milk, cream, butter or all of the above—raising sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat levels. Alternative: Thyme mashed sweet potatoes The natural sugars in sweet potatoes provide a healthy source of energy and keep blood sugar levels steady. This vitamin-rich vegetable also contains carotenoids, which are powerful anti-oxidants that may help protect the body against cancer. Some research has shown that people who consume carotenoid-rich food are less likely to get certain types of cancer or experience a reoccurrence of the disease. Try this colorful and healthy side at your table this year—the true flavor of the sweet potato is exemplified in this simple but tasty dish. Greek yogurt ...

Congressional Families honors advocates for highlighting cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on November 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - On November 19, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosted its 21st Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. House and Senate Members, spouses, diplomats and cancer advocates were greeted by silken charcoal gray table cloths, gray pashmina covered chairs and green berried floral arrangements – a nod to the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s green and gray signature colors. The awards luncheon is one of the most popular events of Congressional Families Cancer Prevention - a year ...

Prevent Cancer promotes men’s health for Movember

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on | No Comments »
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Events - Yesterday mustaches were the “norm” at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prevent Cancer staff members spent the afternoon at Men’s Health Day in Scott Lounge, educating attendees about cancer prevention and early detection and handing out “prevention goody bags” filled with sunglasses, lip balm, carabiners, pens and informational materials. Many “mobrothers” and “mosistas” stopped by to chat about the importance of taking care of yourself and knowing your family history. Joined by Men’s Health Network, registered dietician Sarah ...

The Prevent Cancer Fantasy Football Challenge

Posted by Jessie Edington, Development and Event Coordinator on November 25th, 2013 | No Comments »

Events - On Wednesday November 6, friends, family and colleagues gathered at the Bayou in Georgetown to participate in the third annual draft night fundraiser for the Prevent Cancer Fantasy Football Challenge, a fun filled evening of competition and strategy to support Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. The Prevent Cancer Fantasy League is made up of 16 teams divided into 4 divisions and is a “mini-season” within the traditional NFL ...