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The Prevent Cancer Super Colon at the 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Maggie Klee on October 7th, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Super Colon - As part of my new job at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I found myself introducing visitors to the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ at the 5k Walk/Run on September 21. For weeks, colleagues had tried to explain the exhibit to me, but their descriptions didn’t do it justice. This giant traveling display helps demystify colorectal cancer, emphasizing that it is preventable, treatable and beatable. The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is a great educational tool for people of all ages. While staffing the exhibit, I saw firsthand how it raises awareness about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection. One visitor shared a story that emphasized the importance of knowing your family medical history. She was no stranger to colorectal cancer; her mother and sister had both been diagnosed with it. I was touched by her story and that she said that she had visited the exhibit multiple times. A colorectal cancer survivor who was diagnosed at age 25 visited the exhibit with his two-year-old daughter. After seeing his father die from colorectal cancer in his forties, he is committed to having his children screened beginning at age 15 (10 years before his own diagnosis). Although screening is recommended for people at average risk starting at ...

Shop to prevent cancer this Halloween

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communication Coordinator, Congressional Families Program on October 6th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Shop for a cause this Halloween. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a new partnership, and we just can’t mask our excitement! We teamed up with the folks at Masquerade Express and they will be donating ten percent of all proceeds to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Masquerade Express has an extensive collection of costumes and accessories for women—not just for Halloween, but for any costume occasion. They offer a variety of elaborate masquerade gowns ...

Seek knowledge this October

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on October 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevention - (photo: Christopher John Sztybel ) Pink is everywhere during the month of October. Millions of women and men come together in solidarity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to share their stories, battles, hopes and experiences. With “pink power” on our minds and upcoming gatherings with relatives to celebrate the holidays, one essential key to cancer prevention is clear: the importance of knowing your family history. You may be at greater risk for breast cancer and other ...

Who are you here for?

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Program on October 1st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Events - Who are you here for? Those were the words that thousands of participants wore on their shirts at the 6th annual Dempsey Challenge held this past weekend in picturesque Lewiston, Maine. The Dempsey Challenge is sponsored by Amgen’s Breakaway from Cancer, a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer. Breakaway from Cancer is a partnership of four nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering patients with education, resources and hope, ...