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Young Adult Cancers: Making a Difference with Tomorrow’s Doctors

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on September 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Dr. Anthony Audino of the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital talks about the L.E.A.P. (Learning, Education, Awareness, Prevention) adolescent and young adult (AYA) Cancer Program, funded through the Prevent Cancer Foundation 2012 Community Grants program,to increase education and training for awareness and recognition of AYA cancers at both public and professional levels. Q: What is considered adolescent and young adult cancer? A: The definition of the adolescent and young adult cancer patient has evolved over time and ...

Tastefully Childish: Never Too Young To Learn How To Prevent Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8147" align="alignright" width="252"] Jennifer and her family[/caption] Blogger Jennifer Kolodziej, author of the successful "Mommy blog," Tastefully Childish, has written an insightful post about her mother's breast cancer diagnosis and how it led her to teach her children about the value of a healthy diet. Jennifer, sister of Prevent Cancer Foundation Accountant Elliot Turner, also wanted to broaden her children's knowledge about other cultures so she used the Foundation community grant-funded Alaska Native Tribal Health ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Team Competition Heats Up as Event Nears

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on September 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8009" align="alignright" width="300"] Team Friends for Prevention at the 2011 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k[/caption] The Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k teams are hitting the ground running with some impressive fundraising! With less than a month to go, the competition is heating up as the weather begins to cool down.  Here is a "snapshot" of the leading individual and team fundraisers: Individual Fundraisers Allison Hutchins Kelli Hambleton Marcia Carlucci Grant Allen Sarah Stettinius Fundraising Teams All in Against Cancer Cancer Conquerors Team C-Line Team Cindy Lee Carlucci Crusaders [caption id="attachment_8024" ...

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 ...