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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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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 ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Pup Profiles Team Prostate

Posted by Wilson, 2012 Pets for Prevention Pup on August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Hello humans! Remember in my last blog post how I said that you can all be heroes by registering to be a team captain for our Prevent Cancer 5K Walk at Nationals Park? Well, I used my puppy-dog eyes to get an interview with one of our returning heroes, two-time team captain Karen Sfanos of Team Prostate! Karen is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the De Marzo Laboratory in the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology. Last ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Nationals Game Night Recap

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy, Development Associate and Events Coordinator on August 8th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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[caption id="" align="alignright" width="259"] Melodie Barefield demonstrates LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk[/caption] On August 4 the Prevent Cancer Foundation hosted their first Game Night at  Nationals Park to promote cancer prevention, early detection and our upcoming 5k. More than 1,500 game attendees walked away with free giveaways and got an exclusive look at the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k’s grand prize, the LifeSpan Fitness Treadmill Desk. The NL East division-leading Nationals beat the Miami Marlins with a 3-run lead. ...

Prevent Cancer 5k Prevention Pup Wants You to Get Moving!

Posted by Wilson on June 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Hi everybody! My name is Wilson. I’m the 2012 Pets for Prevention Pup and this is my first blog post! Now, you might ask, “A dog with a blog? How can he type?!” You humans tend to underestimate us puppies. You see, we watch you. After 5 years of sitting on my human-mom’s lap while she was trying to get work done, I finally taught myself the keystrokes that magically turned into messages that humans respond ...