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Cancer Prevention

New program empowers Latinas to be champions against breast cancer

Posted by Suzette Smith, Program Manager, Campeonas Project on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to share news of its just-released program Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast Cancer”) designed to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Latinas. Campeonas are Latinas who encourage their female friends and family over 40 to get screened for breast cancer. [caption id="attachment_9462" align="alignright" width="218"] Facilitators work with Campeonas to share messages of breast cancer prevention with DC Latinas[/caption] The Campeonas program was developed by a bilingual ...

Tips to maintain a healthy weight [Infographic]

Posted by Will Melor, Communications Associate - Graphic Design on January 22nd, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Maintaining a healthy weight is an important step we can take to greatly reduce the possibility of developing certain forms of cancer. When trying to lose excess weight, many of us turn to fad diets that promise a quick fix. These dieting schemes often cause short-term weight loss, continuing no more than six months, followed by weight regain. Typically more weight is gained than was lost. The best way to lose excess weight is to ...

¡Viva las Campeonas!: Program encourages DC Latinas to share the message of breast cancer prevention & early detection

Posted by Karen J. Peterson, Vice President of Programs on December 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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It is with great love and satisfaction that I announce the web page for the new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. Campeonas.org is now live on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website! A Campeona is a Latina age 40 and over who shares her own story of getting screened for breast cancer with friends and family to encourage them to do the same. Because screening has not increased as much for ...

This season give the gift of prevention

Posted by Maria Byers, Annual Fund Coordinator on December 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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There is no doubt that your inbox is full of last minute “deals” and requests for donations. There are many charities worthy of support and many that need help. Join us and help spread the message of cancer prevention and early detection. It is such an important message to share with your family, friends and loved ones. According to the American Cancer Society, 577,000 people will die from cancer this year – and 50 percent of ...