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Make your Halloween a healthy one

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on October 30th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(PHOTO LICENSE) The word “Halloween” might conjure up images of endless Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, caramel apples galore and little kids dressed up as ninja turtles, zombies or Elsa from Frozen. Healthy eating, however, probably doesn’t come to mind. Daily healthy eating can reduce your risk for cancer, which affects nearly 1.6 million Americans every year. To reduce your risk, approach every day (including holidays) through the lens of prevention. Eating a well-balanced diet of fruits, ...

Cooking up prevention: 2014 community grantee spotlight

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on October 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Through the support of a Prevent Cancer Foundation community grant, 7,200 African Americans in urban and rural areas in 11 states will receive cookbooks with healthy lifestyle tips on diet, exercise and cancer screening. With a $10,000 grant from the Foundation, staff at the Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia, have been collecting tips from African American women in Miami, Chicago, Philadelphia and Los Angeles. When the cookbook is finished, 18 community coalitions will help with ...

Happy Health Literacy Month

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on October 15th, 2014 | No Comments »

October is Health Literacy Month and the Prevent Cancer Foundation is committed to helping individuals from all backgrounds have access to, and understand, important health and medical information. What is health literacy? The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines health literacy as "the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions." In other words, our healthcare system is hard to navigate and medical ...

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon at the 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Oyekemi Oyebode, Coordinator, Programs Administration on October 7th, 2014 | No Comments »
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As part of my new job at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I found myself introducing visitors to the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ at the 5k Walk/Run on September 21. For weeks, colleagues had tried to explain the exhibit to me, but their descriptions didn’t do it justice. This giant traveling display helps demystify colorectal cancer, emphasizing that it is preventable, treatable and beatable. The Prevent Cancer Super Colon is a great educational tool for people of ...

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