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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 ...

Katherine Kennedy Announced as 5K Chairperson, Site Ready for Registration

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on June 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that Katherine Kennedy, Director at Availor Philanthropy, has agreed to serve as the Foundation’s 2012 5K Walk committee chairperson. Last year her team “KK’s Cancer Kickers” raised more than $9,400 with 62 team members for the 2011 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K event. She also chairs the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Young Professionals group and will serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors beginning later this month. [caption id="attachment_7278" align="alignright" ...

5K Donations Help Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on October 4th, 2011 | No Comments »
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THANK YOU to all participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped raise nearly $70,000 for the 3rd Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K, held September 24, 2011. More than 400 registered participants, including 34 teams and 25 pets, took steps to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection, helping the Foundation further its vision to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!  A special thank you goes to Chilli Amar, MIX 107.3 radio personality, for being the ...

7 Tips for Successful 5K Training

Posted by Joe McConnell on September 21st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Whether you are getting ready for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K on September 24 or looking to start running on your own, read these tips for successful 5K training. 1. What is the minimum amount of time that someone needs to prepare for a 5K? At least a month to work up to 2-3 miles for people who run a little bit and have a little experience; 6 weeks for someone who doesn't run at all; 8 ...