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Remembering Elizabeth Edwards

Posted by Lisa M. McGovern Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program on December 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Mother. Political spouse and advisor. Lawyer. Advocate. Author. Businesswoman. Survivor. Inspiration. These are just a few words to describe Elizabeth Edwards, an incredible woman and the voice of a generation. In 2006, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program had the privilege of presenting our Excellence in Cancer Awareness award to Elizabeth at our annual Action for Cancer Awareness luncheon. It was the day after she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s television program to begin the tour for her book Saving Graces. ...

Foundation is a Great Asset in the War on Cancer

Posted by Janet Hudson on December 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
Richard C. Wender, M.D.

Richard C. Wender, M.D. Professor and Chair of Family Medicine Thomas Jefferson University Medical College The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of our nation’s greatest assets in the war on cancer.  This organization’s creative approach to building collaborations in an innovative, engaging way has been remarkable.  The annual national Dialogue for Action™ is one of the most important colon cancer screening gatherings in the country.  I have been particularly fortunate to be a participant and partner with the ...

GLCC Journalism Awards Announced, Katie Couric National Media Recipient

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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As a founding member and vice-president of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), it was my pleasure to join CancerCare’s Win Boerckel in New York City yesterday to present the 2010 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award in the US National Media category to Katie Couric. Her CBS Evening News segment on June 29th raised awareness about the prevalence of lung cancer, especially among women. The Global Lung Cancer Coalition consists of organizations from 16 countries ...

Memorial Tribute Focuses on Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by Janet Hudson on November 29th, 2010 | No Comments »
John C. Ruckdeschel

John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D. Director and CEO, Nevada Cancer Institute I know that the Foundation was established to honor the memory of Carolyn Aldige's (President and Founder) father and to strike back in some way against the disease, lung cancer, which took his life. Who would have imagined then how extraordinarily successful your efforts would be today?    Over the years there have been many advocacy groups that have arisen and a great deal of rhetoric expended, but through ...