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Dorothy’s journey: Couch to Prevent Cancer 5K

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on July 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Let me give you a little background on myself, I played lacrosse in college, can handle intense cardio workouts and don’t mind the occasional Olympic lift, but for some reason, I gave up long distance running of any kind since it made me feel like I was  on the verge of passing out. But now in my post college life, I am making it a mission to get healthy and couch to 5k (C25K) is ...

Fun, easy and memorable ways to support the Prevent Cancer 5K

Posted by Allison Hutchins, Prevent Cancer 5K Walk/Run Chair on | No Comments »
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Only three more months before the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, September 29 at the home of the Washington Nationals! Summer is a great time to gather friends, family and coworkers for an individual or team fundraising event or project that will support the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission to Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Want to support the Foundation’s work in cancer prevention and early detection, but don’t know where to start? Here are ...

Mix up your treadmill workout

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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Spending time on the treadmill is a great way to help train for an upcoming 5k, especially when you are pressed for time or hampered by weather. However for many, running or walking in place can feel boring or monotonous. Maximizing your treadmill workout to prevent boredom can be easily achieved with these four steps: Create variety with interval training. Mixing up the workout with intervals of hard running at a fast speed, followed by recovery ...

Exercise reduces breast cancer: New evidence

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New research may give young women another reason to hit the gym, take up a summer fitness activity or sign up for a 5k walk/run. A study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention shows that regular aerobic activity appears to protect young women from breast cancer by changing the way women’s bodies metabolize estrogen. The study compared a group of active females with inactive females and found women who exercised for 30 ...