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U.S. smoking rate drops to 18 percent

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The nation’s smoking rate for adults has dipped to 18 percent after a seven year stall, according to a report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The new report is from a survey of about 35,000 U.S. adults, in which participants were asked to identify themselves as smokers if they had smoked more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetime. The rate was only 9 percent for people ages 65 and older, but about ...

Announcing the 2013 Community Grant awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to Custer Health in North Dakota, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Kentucky, Nueva Vida in Baltimore and the Skin Cancer Foundation in New York. The awards were given as part of the Foundation’s Community Grants program. The mission of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that: Focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier when ...

Cancer prevention at the 2013 Cattlemen’s Ball

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on June 25th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Earlier in June I had the distinct privilege of visiting Sutherland, Nebraska to attend the 2013 Cattlemen’s Ball as part of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Nebraska State Fair project. I was greeted in REAL Midwestern style by cattlemen on horses set against the backdrop of the beautiful Sand Hills. The Cattlemen’s Ball is an annual event that brings together Nebraskan farmers, artists, volunteers, organizations and participants from all over the state to raise money for cancer ...

Father’s Day tribute shows the importance of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on June 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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I always thought my father had nine lives. My father had a few close calls with death during his life but he amazingly always seemed to come through. As a boy he was very sick with rheumatic fever, a very serious and sometimes fatal disease, but managed to recover. During college he broke his neck after diving into a quarry, landing him in the hospital for six weeks. While serving in the Marine Corps my father took ...