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Congressional Families honors advocates for highlighting cancer prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans 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 round bicameral bipartisan program of Prevent Cancer – held to raise awareness about cancer prevention and early detection. Each fall, a congressional spouse, distinguished journalist and leading advocates are recognized for using their platform to help educate the public. This year, as every other year, we highlighted the efforts of some amazing people. Landra Reid (wife of Sen. Maj. Leader Harry Reid, Nev.) was presented with the Congressional Families Leadership Award by Sen. Mark Pryor of Ark. who was a great personal support to Landra throughout her treatment. In accepting her award she called for continued strong support for federally funded cancer research. NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell received the Distinguished Service in Journalism Award from congressional spouse Debbie Dingell of Mich. Andrea publicly announced her diagnosis on ...

Prevent Cancer promotes men’s health for Movember

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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 ...

David Tutera: Educating Youth on Health and Staying Active

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Wellness - There’s much more to celebrity wedding planner, author, lifestyle guru, television host and Prevent Cancer Foundation Sustaining Director David Tutera than designing and producing spectacular events.  With an impressive client list that includes a “Who’s Who” of Hollywood, sports and entertainment luminaries and his highly successful “David Tutera: Unveiled” on WEtv, David remains committed to educating individuals on cancer prevention and early detection; Even the very young. Last week David spoke with the students at Robert ...