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“Team Alan” Remembers a Loved One and Celebrates Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on September 20th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The formation of teams is new to the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K and one of the teams formed this year is “Team Alan” in memory of Alan Matz, a retired senior chief in the Navy and former NASA engineer. Kelli Mitchell, girlfriend of Anthony Matz, Alan’s son, formed Team Alan in memory of this remarkable man, who lost his battle to liver cancer in August of this year. “We wanted to start walking and incorporating exercise into ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Why I Am Walking

Posted by Jan Bresch Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 16th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Working in the cancer field I know the stats on how many people are affected by cancer each year. How many will be diagnosed. How many will die. What the stats don’t tell me is the heartbreak of a cancer diagnosis on a family, a colleague, or a community. Nothing can ever prepare you for a cancer diagnosis and nothing can ever ease the pain that goes along with its treatment or the loss of a ...

Celebrated D.C. Chef Speaks Up for Prevention

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Spike Mendelsohn Chef, Good Stuff Eatery                       "On your 25th Anniversary we must take a moment to reflect on the very important work you do of researching and educating the public on the prevention of cancer. My grandfather, Sunny Nakis, was diagnosed and unfortunately passed away at a young age from cancer. Without a doubt, had we been better educated on cancer prevention it would have made a difference. I would like to congratulate you on the positive ...

A Focus on Prevention

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
Andrea Roane

Andrea Roane TV-9 News Anchor Congratulations on your Silver Jubilee! Andrea Roane, TV-9 news anchor and long time board member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation shares her seventeen year long involvement with the Foundation. She also speaks about the Foundation's partnership with TV-9 and the "Buddy Check 9" program for early detection breast cancer awareness. Watch YouTube video! Editor’s Note: This post is  part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.