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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. ...

Must Try Workout: Rock Climbing

Posted by PCF Admin on May 30th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Looking for a great new workout this summer? Rock climbing can help you lose weight, tone muscle and improve cardiovascular health. Communications Associate Cheryssa Jensen talks with enthusiast Anya Lagasse about some rock climbing basics. [caption id="attachment_7205" align="alignright" width="218" caption="Photo by Dan McEwan"][/caption] Q: To someone who is not familiar with rock climbing, what is it? A: Rock climbing is climbing rock walls for fun and exercise. You can do it inside, in a gym with textured walls ...

Researcher Studies How Fiber Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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This month we spoke with Dallas Donohoe, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in fall 2008 to examine how fiber protects against colorectal cancer. We caught up with Dr. Donohoe to hear more about his research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_7181" align="alignright" width="215" caption="Dallas Donohoe, PhD"][/caption] What led you to the field of colorectal cancer prevention? My research on ...

A Mother’s Day Gift that Saves Lives

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Like so many adult children I often struggle with how to give back to my wonderful parents in meaningful ways. They already have everything they truly need, so I always scramble to think of ideas that are creative gifts that express how much they mean to me. [caption id="attachment_7132" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Jamie and her mom Julia"][/caption] This Mother’s Day I am giving my mother a gift that will save lives.  I am making a contribution to the ...