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Retiring Senate champion introduces legislation to keep our children healthy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy on February 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Senator Tom Harkin (IA) recently announced that he would not be seeking reelection to the U.S. Senate in 2014, ending a tenure of public service that began in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1974, followed by election to the U.S. Senate in 1984. Senator Harkin can be cited as a champion of many important health issues – the Americans with Disabilities Act, embryonic stem cell research and medical research funding – to name just ...

Make cancer prevention romantic for you and your valentine

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on February 7th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It’s February and that means Valentine’s Day temptations are everywhere you look - candied hearts, boxed chocolates, heart-shaped goodies and a dinner date for two with your sweetheart. This time of the year also marks another important observance, National Cancer Prevention Month, which is a great time to start making healthy changes that reduce cancer risk for you, your family and friends. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as eating healthy and staying active can be challenging ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera announces Facebook campaign to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual spring gala

Posted by David Tutera on February 5th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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I am thrilled and honored to once again be designing the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 19th Annual Spring Gala held on March 8, 2013 at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. This year’s theme is inspired by Italy’s treasured holiday, “la Festa della Donna” or Women’s Day, a celebration to honor women and their achievements. Being of Italian ancestry, I am particularly eager to capture the essence of Italian culture in the Gala décor. In support ...

Fun in the sun! Utah provides soccer leagues with sun safety education

Posted by PCF Admin on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Kristi Wilcoxson-Smith of the Utah Department of Health’s Cancer Control Program shares news about their Prevent Cancer Foundation funded grant project, “Play it Sun Safe, Utah!.” The 2012 project partnered with soccer leagues as a way to encourage children, parents and coaches to take part in sun safety that can help prevent skin cancer. The Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) works to decrease cancer incidence and mortality throughout Utah, with an emphasis on cancers that can ...