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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 ...

Register now for the 2013 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run!

Posted by Allison Hutchins, Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run Chair on May 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I am honored and proud to be the chair of the 2013 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run. This will be the fourth year that I have taken part in this event and I am very excited to be a part of making this one a great success to help Stop Cancer Before it Starts! [caption id="attachment_10404" align="alignright" width="270"] Last year's 5K participants & volunteers pose with fan favorite Nationals' mascot Teddy![/caption] The countdown to the 5k continues ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run 6 month countdown begins!

Posted by Jim Wood, Senior Director, Marketing & Communications on March 27th, 2013 | 2 Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_10016" align="alignright" width="182"] (From L. to R.) Prevent Cancer Foundation COO & EVP Jan Bresch, 2013 5k Walk/Run Chair Allison Hutchins, and 2012 5k Chair and Foundation Board member Katherine Kennedy[/caption] Spring is here and with it starts the countdown to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run! This is the time to join or form a team to help Stop Cancer Before It Starts! This year's event is being chaired by Allison Hutchins, a longtime 5k ...