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Annual Spring Gala: An Elegant Evening to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by PCF Admin on February 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - Who doesn’t love an opportunity to get dressed up in formal attire and be swept away by the ambiance of a special night? Doing it for charity makes it an even more rewarding experience! Join me at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Annual Spring Gala on Friday, March 9 at the National Building Museum in downtown DC for an evening filled with fun for a good cause. This year the Foundation honors Switzerland with its theme “Modern + Majestic = Switzerland.” Nearly 800 people are expected to attend; don’t miss your chance to experience this special night! The evening’s event décor is provided by Celebrity Party Planner and "My Fair Wedding" host David Tutera, who is encouraging his Facebook fans to give to the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s gala. Each fan that makes a donation of $5 or more will be entered into a drawing to win 1 of 3 of David’s signature watches from MZ Berger.  The winner will be announced on his Facebook page on March 13. The Foundation has also launched an online auction through Bidding for Good as a complement to this year’s gala fundraising efforts. The site is live and open for bids! There are fantastic items ranging from vacations, ...

Healthy Recipes: Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on February 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
Black Bean & Salmon Tostadas

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 2 tostadas each Servings: 4 Prep Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Recipe Description: Pickled jalapeños, cilantro and avocado perk up convenient canned salmon for a quick tostada topping. Skip store-bought and make your own crispy shells in the oven. Serve with: Brown rice cooked with diced tomatoes and onions or salsa. Recipe Ingredients: 8 6-inch corn tortillas Canola oil cooking spray 1 6- to 7-ounce can boneless, skinless wild Alaskan salmon, drained 1 avocado, diced 2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapeños, ...

Senate Spouse Barbara Grassley Recognized by Tracy’s Kids Pediatric Cancer Program

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on February 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Barbara Grassley, spouse of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, is the salt of the earth - reliable, hard working, and kind. She is also a 25 year breast cancer survivor who has used her experience and visibility to raise awareness about prevention and early detection. Barb has been a longtime member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program’s executive council, consistently helping to guide the group’s efforts to spread the prevention message. So I was ...

2012 Annual Spring Gala Adds Online Auction to the Festivities

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 17th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Events - The Prevent Cancer Foundation 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, will live up to its name as one of Biz Bash Magazine’s top 10 Washington, DC benefits again this year but the event will also embrace new technology with the addition of an online auction. Spearheaded by President and Founder Bo Aldigé and the Gala Dinner Committee, this new feature promises to add to the vital funds for cancer prevention and early ...