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Prevent Cancer Foundation Partners with The Life Tie Project

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on June 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce a partnership with The Life Tie Project. This inspiring company creates beautiful neckties and scarves designed to start conversations about improving cancer treatment and donates the proceeds of each Life Tie purchase to organizations and initiatives that make a substantial impact on cancer research and prevention. I recently spoke to Sevan Mehrabian, Director of Outreach at The Life Tie Project, about the motivation behind creating the Project, ...

New Approaches Necessary to Counteract Growing Childhood Obesity Rates

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Childhood obesity is on the rise and has garnered more attention with the recent release of an Institute of Medicine report and the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation.” Current research stresses the need for action in counteracting growing obesity rates—including strategies specifically targeting pregnant women, infants and toddlers. In the U.S., 10% of preschoolers are obese and another 10% are overweight. Obese preschoolers are likely to be obese throughout their childhood. Studies have found ...

Katherine Kennedy Announced as 5K Chairperson, Site Ready for Registration

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on | 1 Comment »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that Katherine Kennedy, Director at Availor Philanthropy, has agreed to serve as the Foundation’s 2012 5K Walk committee chairperson. Last year her team “KK’s Cancer Kickers” raised more than $9,400 with 62 team members for the 2011 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K event. She also chairs the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Young Professionals group and will serve on the Foundation’s Board of Directors beginning later this month. [caption id="attachment_7278" align="alignright" ...

2012 Amgen Tour of California – A movable feast for the mind, body and spirit.

Posted by Bob Baker on June 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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If I could design the perfect event that combines two of my biggest passions, cycling and raising awareness, the Amgen Tour of California is it! Having the opportunity to follow America’s premier bike race for four days as part of the Breakaway from Cancer campaign was such a treat on so many different levels. It was like eating a seven-course meal of delicious food and still having room for dessert. [caption id="attachment_7256" align="alignright" width="300" caption="(From L. ...