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Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Team Competition Heats Up as Event Nears

Posted by PCF Admin on September 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - [caption id="attachment_8009" align="alignright" width="300"] Team Friends for Prevention at the 2011 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k[/caption] The Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k teams are hitting the ground running with some impressive fundraising! With less than a month to go, the competition is heating up as the weather begins to cool down.  Here is a "snapshot" of the leading individual and team fundraisers: Individual Fundraisers Allison Hutchins Kelli Hambleton Marcia Carlucci Grant Allen Sarah Stettinius Fundraising Teams All in Against Cancer Cancer Conquerors Team C-Line Team Cindy Lee Carlucci Crusaders [caption id="attachment_8024" align="alignleft" width="300"] Team Carlucci Crusaders with MC Chili Amar and Foundation President and Founder Bo Aldigé at the 2011 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k[/caption] These participants aren’t just fundraising for bragging rights. They are raising funds to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. As an added bonus, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is awarding a number of awesome prizes to the top individual fundraisers and fundraising teams. The top individual fundraiser will receive the grand prize, a treadmill desk from our Exclusive Fitness Partner, LifeSpan Fitness. The top fundraising team will receive a 10 person catered dinner from Windows Catering in Old Town Alexandria. Don’t forget that each individual who raises more than $1,500 by 5pm on September 14, 2012 will be entered to win 2 diamond ...

5 Tips for a Healthy Labor Day Weekend

Posted by Melodie Barefield, Communications Associate on August 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Wellness - Labor Day is right around the corner, which means that many of you are gearing up for outdoor activities and cookouts. Here are a few tips to keep your Labor Day cookout healthy and safe! Trim the Fat If you do opt for red meat for your cookout this Labor Day, choose meats that are lean and free of any access fat. Not only can fat clog arteries, it can also increase your cancer risk. If you ...

Researcher Takes Steps to Develop a Non-invasive Early Detection Test For Liver Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on August 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Research - Surbhi Jain, PhD, is a postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in spring 2009. As a fellow, Dr. Jain researched the development of a urine test for the early detection of liver cancer. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. 1. What led you to the field of liver cancer ...

Prevent Cancer 5K Cancer Conquerors: A Dad’s Diagnosis, A Daughter’s Vow

Posted by Allison Hutchins on August 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - Eleven years ago, my parents sat me down and told me that my dad had melanoma, a severe form of skin cancer. Just 13 years old, I wasn't truly sure how to handle this news. I remember being scared at first, then very confused, and finally hopeful, knowing that it might be possible to have all of the cancerous cells surgically removed so my dad could go back to life as it was before. Thankfully, the ...