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Senate Spouse Barbara Grassley Recognized by Tracy’s Kids Pediatric Cancer Program

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on February 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Barbara Grassley, spouse of Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa, is the salt of the earth - reliable, hard working, and kind. She is also a 25 year breast cancer survivor who has used her experience and visibility to raise awareness about prevention and early detection. Barb has been a longtime member of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program’s executive council, consistently helping to guide the group’s efforts to spread the prevention message. So I was ...

2012 Annual Spring Gala Adds Online Auction to the Festivities

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 17th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, will live up to its name as one of Biz Bash Magazine’s top 10 Washington, DC benefits again this year but the event will also embrace new technology with the addition of an online auction. Spearheaded by President and Founder Bo Aldigé and the Gala Dinner Committee, this new feature promises to add to the vital funds for cancer prevention and early ...

Tanning Salons Mislead Young Customers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 7th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recent Congressional report found that tanning salons have often been lying to customers in order to increase their business. From downplaying the risks of tanning to promoting health benefits that don’t exist, tanning salons are taking advantage of young ignorance to boost the $2.6 billion industry. Investigators found that of the 300 salons contacted, ninety percent told them indoor tanning posed no health dangers. Seventy-eight percent said that indoor tanning would actually improve health- preventing ...

Announcing the 2012 Community Grants Awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minnesota, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the Utah Department of Health and the Women’s Resource Center in Colorado. The goal 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 and that demonstrate the potential to make a positive ...