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Cancer Awareness

Songs, Sun Hats & Social Networking for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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From sun-safety for infants in Arizona to social networking for breast health awareness among African American women in Florida, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the wide range of cancer prevention and early detection initiatives represented by its nine FY2011 community grantees. The Foundation’s Community Grants program supports local cancer awareness education and screening programs across the United States for all populations, especially underserved communities. In January, the Foundation awarded $85,000 in community grants to ...

Cervical Cancer Survivor’s Message to Women: DO SOMETHING!

Posted by Christine Baze on January 18th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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After 10 years, I’m still surprised at how much I talk about my cervix….to friends and strangers, to politicians and advocates, to teachers, students and parents. ANYONE who will listen. I guess I still do it because I believe it makes a difference. At 31, when I was diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer after 13 normal Pap tests, I had no idea what was in store for me. The surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation, and internal radiation were ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon: An Educational Superstar

Posted by Janet Hudson on January 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ is just that!  The traveling exhibit is an educational superstar confronting the public’s fear and embarrassment about colon cancer while promoting the message of cancer prevention and early detection.  Communities, schools and medical clinics, to name a few, are using the interactive exhibit to promote awareness about colon cancer and to increase screening.  Past tour schedules have included a visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks and a spot on CBS -TV’s ...

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. ...