Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Campeonas evaluation in full swing

Posted by Maggie Klee on July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Community Outreach - Prevent Cancer Foundation is in the middle of a two-year in-depth evaluation of our new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. The project includes training that prepares Latinas, age 40 or older, who have been screened for breast cancer and are committed to advocating for women’s health, to encourage their friends and family to be screened. The evaluation project will answer this important question: How effective are the community conversations Campeonas have with their friends and family members to encourage them to be screened for breast cancer? In collaboration with Mary’s Center, a DC based nonprofit, we held a Campeonas training in mid-June for 10 enthusiastic Latina women. Over the next month, they will each speak with 12 friends and family members, to encourage them to get screened. The goal is for Campeonas to increase the screening rate among Latinas in the DC metro area. One participant said (in Spanish), “This work is so important and can save so many lives!” [caption id="attachment_13756" align="alignleft" width="266"] Campeonas participants talk about breast health[/caption] During the half-day training, the women participated in activities such as role play to practice talking about screening, exercises to encourage effective communication and to distinguish between breast cancer ...

It’s not because I have to

Posted by Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer on July 10th, 2014 | No Comments »

Prevention - Sunday, September 21st is the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual 5k Walk/Run, and I will again be participating, along with my family and friends. Not because I have to, but because I want to. In fact, I need to. Why? Because more than half a million people die from cancer each year. Last year, my sister Rita became one of those half million. The cancer stats I’ve quoted for years became very real when Rita was diagnosed ...

Stay active with your pups

Posted by Kimberly Artley, PackFit on July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - Exercise. We all know that exercise is a crucial, key ingredient in creating happy, healthy and quality lives. Not only for us, but for our pups too. Join me and the Prevent Cancer Foundation on Sunday, September 21 for their annual 5k walk/run. You and your beloved pup can exercise together and support Prevent Cancer’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. My stance in regards to dogs and exercise is that the ...

Moving, chewing and dancing: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on July 7th, 2014 | No Comments »

Community Outreach - There are few grants for a 1.5 person office staff like us; and yet our organization, and those like it, need assistance. Your campaign provides this. Thank you so very much.”  -Prevent Cancer Foundation Challenge winner What do a “Move and Chew” workshop, a firefighter and a dancing Polly Polyp have in common? The answer: the National Challenge, Prevent Cancer’s annual competition to champion colorectal cancer grassroots community projects. Each year, the winners of the Challenge ...