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Do More 24: Do more today

Posted by Maggie Klee on June 19th, 2014 | No Comments »

Do More 24 - Thousands of people will come together today in the D.C. metro area to make our community a better place. Powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, Do More 24 is a local movement that encourages community members to donate to the causes and organizations closest to their hearts to solve our region’s most pressing challenges. It would be difficult to find a cause closer to the hearts of the D.C. metro area than cancer. Cancer is a disease that unfortunately affects everyone. Each year, more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer, but research shows that up to 60 percent of cancer cases and more than 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable – and that’s only what we know. Please donate to Do More 24 to our ¡Celebremos la vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) program, which provides breast and cervical cancer screening and education to Latinas in our region who otherwise would not be able to access these services. A related program, Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) trains Latinas who have been screened for breast cancer to encourage their friends and family members to consider getting screened as well. Prevent Cancer is a vital part ...

Be a buddy: When advocacy becomes personal, Part II

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Do you know your family health history? It’s your first step in becoming your own best health advocate. The spring issue of Cancer PreventionWorks focuses on knowing your health background. This issue’s cover story features local CBS affiliate news co-anchor and Prevent Cancer board member, Andrea Roane, whose family history of cancer inspired her to take steps to live a longer and healthier life and Stop Cancer Before It Starts! This is Part II of her ...

Take your exercise outdoors this summer in D.C.

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on June 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Exercise Daily - You can find free outdoor fitness activities through your local paper and through doing online research. Learn about hiking and biking trails and find maps through the National Park Service. This blog post is focused on outdoor exercise in D.C., but every city has cheap options for staying active outdoors. Get out your map. This week, I am taking you on a trip to the best places to exercise outside in Washington, D.C. My summer goal ...

Bonkers has a message for you: Tanning isn’t cute

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on June 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - According to Bonkers Hoffler, wrinkles and tan lines look better on puppies than they do on you. With summer approaching, it’s important to remember to take steps to protect your skin. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the most preventable cancer,” said Bonkers on her walk through the Prevent Cancer office, “Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays (ultraviolet radiation)." This year, an estimated 76,100 people will be diagnosed with melanoma—the ...