Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

It’s not because I have to

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Sunday, September 21st is the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual 5k Walk/Run, and I will again be participating, along with my family and friends. Not because I have to, but because I want to. In fact, I need to. Why? Because more than half a million people die from cancer each year. Last year, my sister Rita became one of those half million. The cancer stats I’ve quoted for years became very real when Rita was diagnosed with lung cancer at the end of March. Three very short weeks later, she was gone. A smoker for over 45 years, Rita half heartily tried to quit many times. Even with the regular urging of her siblings, husband, children and grandchildren, she just never could quit. When I was 21, Rita was told she was in the first stages of emphysema – I immediately quit smoking. That was all I needed to hear. One by one, all of my sisters quit smoking, but Rita kept puffing away. Rita spent the last year of her life taking care of her husband, who himself was waging a battle against neck cancer. She was so worried about losing him that she paid no attention to what was going on with ...

Stay active with your pups

Posted by Kimberly Artley, PackFit on July 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - Exercise. We all know that exercise is a crucial, key ingredient in creating happy, healthy and quality lives. Not only for us, but for our pups too. Join me and the Prevent Cancer Foundation on Sunday, September 21 for their annual 5k walk/run. You and your beloved pup can exercise together and support Prevent Cancer’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. My stance in regards to dogs and exercise is that the ...

Moving, chewing and dancing: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on July 7th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - There are few grants for a 1.5 person office staff like us; and yet our organization, and those like it, need assistance. Your campaign provides this. Thank you so very much.”  -Prevent Cancer Foundation Challenge winner What do a “Move and Chew” workshop, a firefighter and a dancing Polly Polyp have in common? The answer: the National Challenge, Prevent Cancer’s annual competition to champion colorectal cancer grassroots community projects. Each year, the winners of the Challenge ...

Nothing more patriotic than prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - (photo: Tim Hamilton) You’re headed out to the fireworks tonight. While blasting patriotic tunes on the patio, you jam a perfectly grilled cheeseburger into your mouth, so pumped that you can barely chew. More than a couple of alcoholic beverages later, you eat a gigantic piece of gooey, good old-fashioned chocolate cake. By the time you get to the fireworks, your food-induced coma has knocked the energy, life and holiday cheer out of your red, white ...