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Are You Keeping Up Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Posted by Maggie Klee on January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Early Detection / Education - Every year many of us commit to taking better care of our health, but we either don’t know how to go about it or think it’s too complicated and costs too much. January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Month and getting screened is one way to start fulfilling your resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Globally, about 300,000 women die of cervical cancer every year. However, due to improved screening and vaccinations, cervical cancer is now a highly preventable and treatable disease. Do you have children who are 12 years old or older? Are you a female? If you answered yes to either question, then don’t let January end without talking to your health care professional about taking preventive actions for you and your loved ones.

2015 State of the Union: What You Should Know

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on January 21st, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Last night, January 20, President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union address. The overall message was that we have emerged from a crisis to a position of strength. The President focused “less on a checklist of proposals and more on the values at stake in the choices before us.” Here are some of the major points that were covered which the Prevent Cancer Foundation believe are important to the health and wellbeing of ...

Welcome 114th Congressional Spouses

Posted by Monique Smaby on January 15th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - The start of 2015 ushered in the 114th Congress. Welcome new and re-elected Congressional families! The 114th Congress brings new Congressional members, spouses and families to both the House and Senate from more than 31 states. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program invites all members of the Congressional family to learn more about cancer prevention and early detection. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program works to educate Congressional families and their communities about prevention, early detection ...

Happy New Congress!

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on January 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Today, January 6, marks the first day of the 114th Congress and 13 new Senators and 58 new Representatives will start work in Washington, DC. For the first time in 8 years, Republicans will be in control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Senator Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) will be the Senate Majority Leader (with a 54-44 majority with 2 independents) and Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) will lead the House (with a 246-188 ...