Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

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

Posted by Rebecca Evans on November 4th, 2013 | No Comments »

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 memorable evening to benefit cancer research and community programs that help save the lives of men, women and children across the country. We are thrilled to have the amazing leadership of gala co-chairs Jeff and Gail MacKinnon and committee co-chairs Rich and Linda Tarplin, as well as honorary congressional co-chairs Senator Mark Warner and Ms. Lisa Collis, Senator Richard Burr and Mrs. Brooke Burr, Chairman Fred Upton and Mrs. Amey Upton and Representative Mike Thompson and Mrs. Janet Thompson. Sponsorship and table opportunities are now available. Download our sponsorship benefits and reservation form to learn more or contact Kristen Fagley, Director of Special Events, at or 703-519-2103. Individual tickets are also available for purchase at $500 each. For information on donating a silent auction item, contact Jessie Edington ...

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. ...

Fran Drescher and leading scientists discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers

Posted by Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 30th, 2013 | No Comments »

Events - It is said that laughter is the best medicine. Although actress Fran Drescher has done her share of healing over the years in her role on the hit TV series “The Nanny,” she took on a more serious subject in September when she came to Capitol Hill to discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers. Fran, who founded the group Cancer Schmancer after her diagnosis and successful treatment of uterine cancer, spoke to a standing room ...

Community-level breast cancer screening and education support

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation and Outreach on October 28th, 2013 | No Comments »

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 ...