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What do Foghorn Leghorn and the Laurels Awards have in common?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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2014 Laurels Awards nominations now open Submission deadline extended to Friday, December 20, 2013 Believe it or not, the beloved Looney Tunes© character Foghorn Leghorn has a connection to cancer prevention and the Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards. In fact, this iconic rooster was the centerpiece of an aggressive outreach campaign for colon cancer screening which began in March 2006 and was awarded an Honorary Cancer Prevention Laurel for Educational Outreach that same year. So, who will you nominate ...

#GivingTuesday: It can save your life

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Holidays are a time for celebrating, loving and giving – not living in fear. The word “cancer” inflicts fear in millions of Americans every day. In 2013 alone, 580,000 people will die from the disease, taking away the mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings, children and friends we hold especially dear to our hearts during this season. Research shows that up to 60 percent of cancer cases and more than 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable. ...

Congressional Families honors advocates for highlighting cancer prevention

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on November 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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On November 19, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosted its 21st Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. House and Senate Members, spouses, diplomats and cancer advocates were greeted by silken charcoal gray table cloths, gray pashmina covered chairs and green berried floral arrangements – a nod to the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s green and gray signature colors. The awards luncheon is one of the most popular events of Congressional Families Cancer Prevention - a year ...

Prevent Cancer promotes men’s health for Movember

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Yesterday mustaches were the “norm” at Virginia Theological Seminary. Prevent Cancer staff members spent the afternoon at Men’s Health Day in Scott Lounge, educating attendees about cancer prevention and early detection and handing out “prevention goody bags” filled with sunglasses, lip balm, carabiners, pens and informational materials. Many “mobrothers” and “mosistas” stopped by to chat about the importance of taking care of yourself and knowing your family history. Joined by Men’s Health Network, registered dietician Sarah ...