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Prevention – A Grassroots Outreach

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 21st, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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What do tractors, ponies, cotton candy and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™ have in common?  The Calhoun County Fair, that’s what!  Running annually for the last 162 years it is the oldest fair in Michigan.  The Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Regional Health Alliance hosted the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exhibit to highlight prevention awareness about colon cancer in their community and to promote screenings by encouraging visitors to begin a discussion about the disease. Nearly 700 people ...

Prevention a Highlight of ASCO Breakaway from Cancer Policy Roundtable

Posted by Lisa Hughes on June 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Friday night, I had the pleasure of listening to a dynamic policy discussion hosted by the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  Carolyn Aldigé, the founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, represented us on the panel consisting of two nationally recognized oncologists, leadership of our Breakaway from Cancer partners, and actor Patrick Dempsey who joined the meeting by videoconference. The discussion, appropriately titled Striking the Balance: Community Experts Come Together for High-Level Dialogue on Cancer Care, covered issues ...

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 ...