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Take your exercise outdoors this summer in D.C.

Posted by Rebecca Evans on June 11th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Exercise Daily - You can find free outdoor fitness activities through your local paper and through doing online research. Learn about hiking and biking trails and find maps through the National Park Service. This blog post is focused on outdoor exercise in D.C., but every city has cheap options for staying active outdoors. Get out your map. This week, I am taking you on a trip to the best places to exercise outside in Washington, D.C. My summer goal is to take my workouts outside and enjoy all the natural beauty the area has to offer. Exercise makes you feel invigorated and healthy. It’s also an important step in preventing cancer. 30 minutes of exercise every day should become part of your daily routine. Start with a run along the National Mall Running 2 ½ miles is easier when they are along the picturesque National Mall. Take a jog from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial and back and you just clocked in 5 miles of exercise while passing the WWII Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and more. Get on your bike and ride along the Mall and down to Haines Point around the Tidal Basin. (My favorite time to walk/run the Tidal ...

Bonkers has a message for you: Tanning isn’t cute

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on June 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Save Your Skin - According to Bonkers Hoffler, wrinkles and tan lines look better on puppies than they do on you. With summer approaching, it’s important to remember to take steps to protect your skin. “Skin cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis and the most preventable cancer,” said Bonkers on her walk through the Prevent Cancer office, “Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays (ultraviolet radiation)." This year, an estimated 76,100 people will be diagnosed with melanoma—the ...

Time to man up!

Posted by Kerry McAuliffe Database and Development Manager on June 9th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Gents – contrary to what we think…we are not invincible. This is why I want to let you know about Men’s Health Month. It is important to know what we can do to stay (or get) healthy to live the best and longest lives we can. Did you know that 1 out of 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime? This year alone, 855,220 American men will be diagnosed with cancer. Men’s Health ...

Researcher progress report: The impact of diet on breast and colorectal cancers

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs on June 5th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Research - Susan Steck, Ph.D., M.P.H., at the University of South Carolina was awarded the Prevent Cancer Foundation – Living in Pink grant last year for her project, “Dietary Inflammatory Index and Risk of Breast and Colorectal Cancers.” Now that she’s a little over a year into her two-year study, we asked for an update on her project. 1. What led to your interest in cancer prevention research in breast and colorectal cancers? Tell us a little about ...