Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Who do you prevent cancer for?

Posted by Rebecca Evans on September 19th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
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Events - I graduated from college in May and moved to D.C. to live alone because I wanted to establish my own “foundation.” I studied music, changed, grew up and realized I needed to make a more permanent change – I needed to find a way to banish negativity, do what I love (write, tweet and blog) and have a positive effect on the world. I began working at the Prevent Cancer Foundation in August shortly after an internship with the National Organization for Women (NOW). It was during my time at NOW that I learned about blog carnivals. A blog carnival is a blog post linking to other blog posts on a specific topic. It is a way of uniting different voices for a single cause. You would be hard pressed to find someone who has not been affected by cancer. More than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed this year alone and more than 580,000 people will die from the disease. But even if you have not been personally touched by cancer, we all have loved ones we would like to protect from cancer. Here is where you come in: We are organizing a blog carnival to be published on Wednesday, October 23rd. ...

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Healthy recipe: Chicken taco bowls

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
Chicken Taco Bowls

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: This chicken taco bowl recipe uses the underside of a muffin tin as a mold to bake cute little homemade “tortilla bowls.” The “tortilla bowls” are filled with a zesty chicken filling and topped like nachos. If you have 2 large muffin tins, you can make all 8 “bowls” at once. Bake them in the upper and lower thirds of the oven, rotating top ...

Promoting health and cancer awareness on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation – 23 years and counting!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on September 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - Over 470 people attended the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s 23rd annual Community Wellness Day this summer to increase health awareness and promote physical activity. The day featured fun and interactive ways to educate participants about leading healthy lifestyles and preventing cancer. An inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house and massages were among the activities enjoyed by attendees this year. Located in northern New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation is divided by the U.S./Canada ...

Healthy recipe: Strawberry & blue cheese bruschetta

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on September 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry & Blue Cheese Bruschetta

Healthy Eating - Yield: 1 dozen Servings: 12 Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Recipe Description: The big, bold, salty and tangy flavor of blue cheese makes an unexpected but utterly delicious match with sweet juicy strawberries. This healthy bruschetta recipe makes a quick and easy appetizer. It is pretty topped with chopped green chives. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 12 medium strawberries, hulled and sliced 2. 1 teaspoon sugar 3. 1/4 cup (2 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchâtel) 4. 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese 5. 1-2 teaspoons water, ...