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Jamie’s 5K Challenge: From Fat to Fit & Flab to Fab

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 13th, 2011 | 10 Comments »
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If there is a word that I despise nearly as much as the “c word” (cancer) it would have to be the word “fat.”  After losing the baby chub from early childhood I was finally at a normal weight during high school, although my 5’3” frame and body type has always been somewhat “stocky.” When I went to college I gained more than double the “Freshman 15,” mostly due to the turmoil that my family ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Honoring All Those We Love Who have Battled

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 6th, 2011 | 23 Comments »
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Like many Americans, I often fail to appreciate the true meaning behind Memorial Day. In our excitement to have a paid day off from work, a three-day weekend full of family and friends, barbeque and beer, we tend to gloss over the somber gravity and reason for the holiday. My grandfather proudly served in the United States Army and did a tour of duty during the Korean War. As I reflected upon his service and his ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Race Day!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Race day dawned pretty early – 5:30am! After rushing my sister around the house like a child who overslept, couldn’t find her socks, and whined her race shirt was too tight, I set off for West Potomac Park in Washington. Having been there many times, I had no problem finding the park. What I did have trouble finding was the race site itself.  At 5:30am the park was pitch black. I knew somewhere in the darkness were Foundation staff ...

5K: A Hit with Runners & A Success for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The 2nd Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K held last Saturday, September 25, had lots of high points and some very poignant moments as well. Raising nearly $60,000 (with donations still coming in!) in support of cancer prevention and early detection, the 5K received overwhelming praise from participants, volunteers, and supporters. The Washington Running Report marked the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K as the beginning of the fall racing season. The WRR article also noted that the ...