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Stay active with your pups

Posted by Rebecca Evans 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 intensity and duration of the exercise must always meet and exceed the energy needs and level of the individual dog. This is exactly why a 20-minute leash walk simply will not cut it for most dogs. Daily physical exercise is a canine instinctual need that must be fulfilled, and it’s our responsibility to provide this outlet for them (no, having a backyard is not an okay substitution). If not met, any unspent and “left over” energy ends up compounding upon itself, creating common misbehaviors, such as excessive barking, chewing, digging, jumping, etc., as well as frustration, which could also lead to aggressive tendencies. Daily physical exercise is a must, not just for keeping fit, but for providing a way for dogs to achieve a calmer, more ...

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 ...

Congresswoman Maloney pushes FDA to ban tanning bed use for minors nationwide

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) as she pushes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of tanning beds for minors under the age of 18. Rep. Maloney recently stood on the steps of New York City Hall to promote this nationwide ban, stating that “All across America today, teenagers will be making a purely fashion and fad decision that could be harmful to their health, and in ...