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Cancer Awareness

Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Linda Creed on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health ...

On the Road with Breakaway from Cancer and the Amgen Tour of California

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on May 20th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Today we began the second half of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC), travelling with the Breakaway from Cancer campaign and the pro cyclists of the ATOC. Stage 5, Seaside to Paso Robles, is the first sunny day we’ve had since the Tour began Sunday and it was absolutely gorgeous in the heart of California’s wine country. We’ve celebrated four cancer champions so far this tour, with one more to go on Sunday. They are inspirations ...

Mother’s Day “Walk Against Cancer”

Posted by PCF Admin on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Brave breezes whipped around the Alviso Marina County Park, on Mother's Day weekend.  The park is the new venue for the Latinas Contra Cancer major annual fund raising event, "Walk Against Cancer", that raises awareness in the Latino community around issues of cancer.  The participants walk 3 miles from the Alviso Marina through Alviso for a commemoration of those who lost their battle and a celebration of survivorship.  The event featured many booths with health resources, give-aways, ...

Cancer Early Detection A Winning Strategy for Olympic Athlete

Posted by Eric Shanteau on April 5th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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I was diagnosed with testicular cancer on June 19, 2008. Due to my very fortunate early detection, I was able to go on two weeks later to fulfill my dream of making the US Olympic Swim Team. The detection of my cancer started one night while I was reading in bed. Just before turning the light out I thought I noticed something that shouldn’t be there. I went on to perform a self exam, to ...