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The 2013 Amgen Tour shows it takes a team to beat cancer

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen on May 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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What a wonderful eight days I recently spent with the Amgen Tour of California (AToC) cycling race, traveling in beautiful California from Escondido up to Santa Rosa! (Read my previous blog with further information about the AToC here). Congratulations to BMC Cycling, the overall group team winner, Tejay van Garderen, the overall individual winner and the honored Breakaway Mile Champions who helped share the message of cancer awareness, prevention and support. [caption id="attachment_10542" align="alignright" width="257"] Breakaway ...

2013 Amgen tour of California with Breakaway from Cancer is in full gear!

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen on May 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The California coast has welcomed the 2013 Amgen Tour of California (AToC) with beautiful blue skies and sunshine during the first half of America’s largest cycling event, now in its eighth year. Sixteen prestigious cycling teams from around the globe are competing in a treacherous 750 mile course that climbs almost 60,000 feet and runs from south to north for eight straight days/stages. It certainly has been a pleasure for me to be here at ...

Be sun safety savvy: Facts vs. fiction

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 14th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Is your family gearing up for a season of sun, surf and sand? Before hitting the beach this summer it's important to remember that protecting your skin from the sun is vital to reducing your risk of skin cancer, the most common cancer diagnosis and also the most preventable cancer. To spotlight National Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month we separate the sun safety facts from the most commonly heard myths to keep you, your ...

Foundation hosts webcast, “Family Medical History: Why & What You Should Know” – May 1st

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Many of us can easily recite the story of our parents, grandparents and their extended families – where they lived, what they did for a living, how they met their spouses and memorable moments from family get-togethers. What too many of us don’t know about our families is the critical information that could save or prolong our lives- our family medical history. [caption id="attachment_10341" align="alignright" width="270"] Knowing your family health history can help you determine your ...