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Prevent Cancer 5K Cancer Conquerors: A Dad’s Diagnosis, A Daughter’s Vow

Posted by Allison Hutchins on August 28th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Eleven years ago, my parents sat me down and told me that my dad had melanoma, a severe form of skin cancer. Just 13 years old, I wasn't truly sure how to handle this news. I remember being scared at first, then very confused, and finally hopeful, knowing that it might be possible to have all of the cancerous cells surgically removed so my dad could go back to life as it was before. Thankfully, the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Pup Profiles Team Prostate

Posted by Wilson, 2012 Pets for Prevention Pup on August 21st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Hello humans! Remember in my last blog post how I said that you can all be heroes by registering to be a team captain for our Prevent Cancer 5K Walk at Nationals Park? Well, I used my puppy-dog eyes to get an interview with one of our returning heroes, two-time team captain Karen Sfanos of Team Prostate! Karen is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the De Marzo Laboratory in the Johns Hopkins Department of Pathology. Last ...

Powwow for Hope Increases Cancer Prevention Education

Posted by Kris Rhodes, Executive Director, American Indian Cancer Foundation on August 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_7739" align="alignright" width="300"] Powwow for Hope attendees singing and drumming in support of cancer prevention and early detection.[/caption] With support from the Prevent Cancer Foundation and other sponsors, the American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) organized the Powwow for Hope: dancing for life, love & hope. This powwow created a positive, culturally appropriate environment to honor and support cancer survivors, caregivers and families impacted by cancer and to increase cancer awareness and prevention education for American ...

What Do Congress, the Olympics, Monaco and Fox News Channel Have in Common?

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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If you guessed the future Olympics will be held in Monaco, covered by FOX News , with Members of the House and Senate competing to qualify…. sorry to disappoint.  But the correct answer is just as compelling! On Thursday, September 20, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program will host its 20th annual awards luncheon on Capitol Hill, honoring a league of extraordinary gentlewomen. For twenty years, the program has selected Congressional spouses, journalists and public figures ...