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Rummage Sale to Raise Awareness

Posted by Brooke McGee on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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After her grandmother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, high school student Stephanie Brule set out on a mission: cancer prevention. Stephanie wanted to keep others from experiencing the pain her family had endured after her grandmother’s diagnosis, so she decided to host a rummage sale to benefit the Foundation. For two days, Stephanie and her friends sold various items that were collected from family, friends, and neighbors in Hampstead, New Hampshire. Stephanie’s event was ...

Thinking Globally and Acting Locally

Posted by PCF Admin on April 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation has been on the national scene for the past 25 years and during that time, the Foundation has advocated for national legislation, promoted cancer prevention at the National Institutes of Health and even helped proclaim March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. However, the Foundation also understands the importance of community outreach and has developed several programs to reach local groups and everyday people with life-saving tools for cancer prevention and early ...

Ten Years Later: Colorectal Cancer Prevention Still Saving Lives

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Ten years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized a need to raise awareness, attention and funding for colorectal cancer. Our first step was to pass a resolution officially designating the month in the US Senate, US House and White House, declaring March 2000 as the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The Foundation and our partners launched the first awareness month for colorectal cancer that year, with a major public awareness campaign. Survivors and ...

A Winning Attitude Helped Olympic Athlete Fight Testicular Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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In June, 2008, young Olympic hopeful Eric Shanteau was diagnosed with testicular cancer, just days before the U.S. Olympic swim trials. Earlier that spring, Eric had suspected a problem, and with the encouragement of friends and family, he visited his health care provider at the age of 24. Since Eric’s cancer was caught early due to his screening, perhaps even within the first weeks of appearing and had not spread, his doctors cleared him to ...