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STOP IT!

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Stop what, you ask? Stop cancer! Each year, more than 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer and more than 580,000 will die from the disease. Research shows that up to 60 percent of cancer cases and more than 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable. It’s time to step up and STOP IT! The Prevent Cancer Foundation is kicking off the giving season with #GivingTuesday, an official call for donations on December 3 following ...

#GivingTuesday: Changing the world at the click of a mouse

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on November 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Some say that we are living in an age without dinner conversation. Teenagers and twenty-somethings snapchat, tweet and text at the table and our Twitter feeds function as newspapers. Social media is everywhere, decreasing in-person human interactions and increasing “screen time.” What’s hunched over, red-eyed and always staring at its iPhone? Someone living in the age of social media. But these technological tools can be used for good. #GivingTuesday, a movement taking place on December 3 ...

President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé honored at Living in Pink luncheon

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Living in Pink, a non-profit organization dedicated to the fight against breast cancer, recently recognized Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé with the Noel Soderberg-Evans Award in honor of her outstanding work and contributions to the cancer community over the past 28 years. Presented by D.C. City Councilman Jack Evans at Living in Pink’s annual luncheon, the award recognizes “a leader in the community who best exemplifies the true meaning of caring ...

Fran Drescher and leading scientists discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers

Posted by Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on October 30th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It is said that laughter is the best medicine. Although actress Fran Drescher has done her share of healing over the years in her role on the hit TV series “The Nanny,” she took on a more serious subject in September when she came to Capitol Hill to discuss environmental risks and women’s cancers. Fran, who founded the group Cancer Schmancer after her diagnosis and successful treatment of uterine cancer, spoke to a standing room ...