Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Cancer Prevention

Research opens doors

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs Administration on August 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
Jenny Twesten

The application cycle for Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Research Grant and Fellowship Program just closed, and, while we gear up to review these new applications, we thought we’d check in with our 2012 awardees and see how they’re doing in their first year of research! For those unfamiliar with our grant and fellowship program, we awarded seven researchers from across the country with two years of funding to conduct research using innovative technology and fresh approaches ...

Why I run the race: Self-discovery along the route

Posted by Allison Hutchins, 2013 Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Chair on August 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Allison Hutchins

Four years ago, I gathered a few of my college girl friends and drove home to Washington, D.C. to run the first annual Prevent Cancer 5k walk/run. I had never run a race, but I figured 3.1 miles was manageable, especially since it was for such a worthy cause. Little did I know that the nauseous feeling and red face that I experienced upon crossing the finish line would kick start something inside of me: ...

Healthy recipe: Strawberry-banana smoothie pops

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on August 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Yield: 6 (4-ounce) pops Servings: 6 Active Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes (including freezing time) To Make Ahead: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: six 4-ounce freezer pop molds (see Tip) Recipe Description: Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie or your favorite blended concoction into freezer pops for a cool treat. Recipe Ingredients: 2 cups frozen strawberries 1 medium banana 1 cup low-fat strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup cranberry juice cocktail or pomegranate juice 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup Recipe Steps: Place strawberries, ...

Back to school– spreading the word about HPV and cervical cancer in Kentucky

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 6th, 2013 | No Comments »
Erica Childs Warner

Many students will return to schools across the country this month. In two Appalachian counties in South Central Kentucky, nearly 2,000 students will be targeted for HPV awareness and vaccination. The Prevent Cancer Foundation gave the Lake Cumberland District Health Department a 2013 Community Grant for their “Spread the Word" HPV/cervical cancer prevention project. This project aims to increase the HPV vaccination initiation and completion rates among middle and high school students in Kentucky, where ...