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#GivingTuesday: Changing the world at the click of a mouse

Posted by Rebecca Evans on November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
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#GivingTuesday - Some say that we are living in an age without dinner conversation. Teenagers and twenty-somethings snapchat, tweet and text at the table and our Twitter feeds function as newspapers. Social media is everywhere, decreasing in-person human interactions and increasing “screen time.” What’s hunched over, red-eyed and always staring at its iPhone? Someone living in the age of social media. But these technological tools can be used for good. #GivingTuesday, a movement taking place on December 3 (right after Black Friday and Cyber Monday), is all about using your savings and social media accounts to make the world a better place. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is starting an innovative social media campaign over the next month in honor of #GivingTuesday. The word “cancer” inflicts fear and pain in millions of Americans every day. In 2013 alone, more than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. More than 580,000 people will die from the disease. The Foundation is committed to preventing cancer or detecting it early and protecting your loved ones through research, education, community outreach and advocacy. We’ve been fighting this fight since 1985. Your voices and stories are what we keep us going. Donate on December 3 and ...

President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé honored at Living in Pink luncheon

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Living in Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, recently recognized Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé with the Noel Soderberg-Evans Award in honor of her outstanding work and contributions to the cancer community over the past 28 years. Presented by D.C. City Councilman Jack Evans at Living in Pink’s annual luncheon, the award recognizes “a leader in the community who best exemplifies the true meaning of caring ...

Save the date – Annual spring gala “Graceful, Gracious Japan” on March 7, 2014

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 4th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Events - We are excited to invite you to save the date for the twentieth annual Prevent Cancer Foundation Spring Gala on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. The graceful, gracious country of Japan will be honored and represented by His Excellency, the Ambassador of Japan, Kinichiro Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae. They will welcome nearly 900 guests from the business, diplomatic, government, medical, sports, media and social communities for a ...

Healthy recipe: Blue cheese portobello burgers

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 1st, 2013 | No Comments »
Blue Cheese Portobello Burgers

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 1 hour Total Time: 1 hour Recipe Description: Blue cheese and slow-cooked onions turn a grilled portobello into an indulgent portobello burger. Ruby port—a sweet fortified wine—gives extra depth of flavor to the caramelized onions. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 2. 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3. 3 cloves garlic, minced 4. 4 large portobello mushrooms, stems removed 5. 3 cups thinly sliced red onion 6. 2 tablespoons water 7. 1/4 cup ruby port 8. 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 9. ...