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Community-level breast cancer screening and education support

Posted by Rebecca Evans on October 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - What do the song and dance number “We’re off to get a Mammogram”, a breast health education curriculum for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities, and a screening program in New Orleans post-Katrina have in common? They are all breast cancer screening and education initiatives supported by Prevent Cancer. This month, the nation is filled with pink ribbons, t-shirts, labels and events to raise awareness for breast cancer. Since 1994, Prevent Cancer has supported 19 programs in communities large and small across the country, touching women of all ages with breast cancer education and screening. Here are some examples: The Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide includes instructions for providing skills-based breast health education to young women. It also contains all necessary forms, sample tests and FAQs to make it easy to implement the program in any setting. As a St. Louis health educator put it, “the interactive group activities are a valuable resource and an effective teaching tool.” You can download the guide for FREE. For many years, the ¡Celebremos la Vida! program has been providing breast cancer screening and education to underserved Latina women in the D.C. metro area and suburban Chicago. The Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast ...

Healthy recipe: Roast chicken & sweet potatoes

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
Roast Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings Servings: 4 Active Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 45 minutes Recipe Description: Caramelized sweet potatoes and red onion are the bed for chicken thighs that cook up fast in a very hot oven—perfect for a quick healthy chicken dinner. Serve with a fall salad of mixed greens, sliced apples and blue cheese. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 2 tablespoons whole-grain or Dijon mustard 2. 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried 3. 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4. 1/2 teaspoon salt, ...

Prevent Cancer blog carnival: Who do you prevent cancer for?

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 23rd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Blog Carnival - It is my immense pleasure to welcome you to the first ever Prevent Cancer blog carnival! Pull up your digital chair and take a seat – our writing advocates’ stories are educational, heartbreaking, sometimes humorous and always inspiring. Before I pass along the "mic," I'd like to thank the thirteen lovely writers who shared their experiences with open and honest hearts. May the carnival commence! “Children should get colds, scrapes and maybe a broken bone or two, but ...

Blog carnival: My colonoscopy saved me

Posted by Valarie Everett on | 8 Comments »
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Blog Carnival - “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” -Mahatma Gandhi It’s almost 6 pm, which means I survived another Friday 4 o’clock client crisis. The week of juggling sales meetings, proposal deadlines, underwriting rate negotiations and planning my uncle’s surprise 80th birthday party had sucked the energy out of me. Just as I was packing up my office to head out the door, making sure I had everything needed for Monday’s big presentation ...