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Prevent Cancer 5K Cancer Conquerors: A Dad’s Diagnosis, A Daughter’s Vow

Posted by Allison Hutchins on August 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Eleven years ago, my parents sat me down and told me that my dad had melanoma, a severe form of skin cancer. Just 13 years old, I wasn't truly sure how to handle this news. I remember being scared at first, then very confused, and finally hopeful, knowing that it might be possible to have all of the cancerous cells surgically removed so my dad could go back to life as it was before. Thankfully, the ...

What Do Congress, the Olympics, Monaco and Fox News Channel Have in Common?

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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If you guessed the future Olympics will be held in Monaco, covered by FOX News , with Members of the House and Senate competing to qualify…. sorry to disappoint.  But the correct answer is just as compelling! On Thursday, September 20, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program will host its 20th annual awards luncheon on Capitol Hill, honoring a league of extraordinary gentlewomen. For twenty years, the program has selected Congressional spouses, journalists and public figures ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Partners with The Life Tie Project

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on June 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with The Life Tie Project. This inspiring company creates beautiful neckties and scarves designed to start conversations about improving cancer treatment and donates the proceeds of each Life Tie purchase to organizations and initiatives that make a substantial impact on cancer research and prevention. I recently spoke to Sevan Mehrabian, Director of Outreach at The Life Tie Project, about the motivation behind creating the Project, ...

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" ...