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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 ...

A Great Race, for a Great Cause: An Intern’s View

Posted by Candice Hardie on September 28th, 2010 | No Comments »
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It has been a month since I began my internship with the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Every morning when I get up, my first thought after “Hmm, maybe I can hit the snooze button again,” is “What cool new things am I going to be doing today?” The sleepiness fades, as I get excited for another day with a great organization. I was instantly attracted to this position. The Foundation, its mission, and programs have helped to ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: What It Takes To Get Healthy

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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This Saturday, September 25th the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K officially ends my challenge. However, the challenge to eat healthy continues.Will I be as successful since I won’t have to blog about it each week? We shall see. As you know, throughout this challenge there have been many who have shared with me their challenges to eat healthier, exercise regularly and lose weight. None has had a more difficult time in these three areas than my sister Brenda.You ...