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Father’s Day tribute shows the importance of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on June 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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I always thought my father had nine lives. My father had a few close calls with death during his life but he amazingly always seemed to come through. As a boy he was very sick with rheumatic fever, a very serious and sometimes fatal disease, but managed to recover. During college he broke his neck after diving into a quarry, landing him in the hospital for six weeks. While serving in the Marine Corps my father took ...

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day with words of inspiration

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 31st, 2013 | No Comments »
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This Sunday, June 2, 2013 marks the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD), a time to honor everyone living with a history of cancer. For the nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. , this day provides the opportunity to celebrate milestones, share their knowledge and experiences with others, recognize those who have supported them and rejoice in life after cancer. Over the years the Prevent Cancer Foundation has heard many stories from survivors ...

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 ...