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Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program recognizes leadership in prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans on September 24th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - September 18th marked the 22nd annual Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program’s Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. The program’s signature event, held on Capitol Hill, recognizes the activities of congressional spouses, media representatives and other advocates for excellence in cancer education, awareness and prevention. This year’s theme was leadership in prevention, honoring CVS Health, award winning NBC News journalist Nancy Snyderman, M.D. and congressional spouse Linda Bachus of Alabama. Investigation Discovery Channel’s Paula Zahn served as the event’s master of ceremonies. Honorees were recognized for their leadership and outstanding contributions to cancer prevention using their respective platforms to advance the cause. CVS Health was presented with the Excellence in Cancer Awareness Award for corporate leadership; accepted by Andrew Sussman, Senior Vice President/Associate Chief Medical Officer of CVS Health. In February of this year, the corporation demonstrated bold leadership and committed to stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products at its 7,700 CVS/pharmacy stores by October 1, 2014. CVS Health is the first nationwide pharmacy chain to take tobacco products off the shelves, completing their goal ahead of schedule on September 3, 2014. Nancy Snyderman, M.D., NBC News Chief Medical Editor was awarded the Distinguished Service in Journalism Award for media leadership. Dr. Snyderman is ...

5k Walk/Run & health fair are not to be missed

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 16th, 2014 | No Comments »
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5k - 5 days and counting! This coming Sunday, September 21, marks the 6th annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run is a family (and dog!) friendly event focused on promoting healthy living. Participants run or walk along the Capitol Riverfront boardwalk and through Yards Park, enjoying scenic views along the way. We know that you’re pumped for the 5k, but the excitement doesn’t end there. The health fair on the stadium concourse before and ...

Know your normal: 6 steps to combat gynecologic cancers

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on September 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - September marks the arrival of everyone’s favorite season, but it also marks the designated month for raising awareness of prostate cancer, gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity. Today, let’s focus on gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers are cancers affecting a woman’s reproductive organs. The five main types are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. By the end of 2014, an expected 94,990 cases of gynecologic cancer will have been diagnosed, and 28,790 women are expected to have died from ...

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on September 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - Many people are shy when it comes to discussing prostate cancer. Viewed as a personal, private disease, prostate cancer is too often discussed in hushed tones. But hushed tones can’t educate. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month devoted to educating men (and women) about prostate cancer statistics, symptoms, prevention and early detection. Let’s make it a “September Resolution” to get talking. This year, an estimated 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and ...