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Why I run the race: Self-discovery along the route

Posted by Rebecca Evans on August 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Events - Four years ago, I gathered a few of my college girl friends and drove home to Washington, D.C. to run the first annual Prevent Cancer 5k walk/run. I had never run a race, but I figured 3.1 miles was manageable, especially since it was for such a worthy cause. Little did I know that the nauseous feeling and red face that I experienced upon crossing the finish line would kick start something inside of me: a passion, a drive and a love for running. I have participated in the annual Prevent Cancer 5k every year since that first run in 2009 and I have run in many other races in the area that benefit various causes. While the occasional 3.1 mile jog was fun and rewarding, I began to crave a larger and more meaningful challenge. I considered half marathons, marathons and triathlons, but none of these seemed to fit me. I ultimately settled on what I believe to be a unique and personally satisfying goal: to run a 5k race in every state in the United States. I have completed 5ks in eight states since setting this goal. I ran one race in a pink tutu with thousands of girls as ...

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Healthy recipe: Strawberry-banana smoothie pops

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Healthy Eating - Yield: 6 (4-ounce) pops Servings: 6 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip) Recipe Description: Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie or your favorite blended concoction into freezer pops for a cool treat. Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 medium banana 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Recipe Steps: Place strawberries, ...

Back to school– spreading the word about HPV and cervical cancer in Kentucky

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
Erica Childs Warner

Community Outreach - Many students will return to schools across the country this month. In two Appalachian counties in South Central Kentucky, nearly 2,000 students will be targeted for HPV awareness and vaccination. The Prevent Cancer Foundation gave the Lake Cumberland District Health Department a 2013 Community Grant for their “Spread the Word" HPV/cervical cancer prevention project. This project aims to increase the HPV vaccination initiation and completion rates among middle and high school students in Kentucky, where ...

USPSTF issues draft recommendations for CT lung cancer screening

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Early Detection - The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued draft recommendations for annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening for adults ages 55 to 79 who have quit smoking in the last 15 years or who have a 30 pack-year history of smoking. The draft recommendations received a grade B. There will be a public comment period before the final recommendation is issued. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires insurers to cover screening tests graded a B or ...