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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 ...

Summer Beauty Tips: Think Twice Before Skipping the Sunscreen

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on May 9th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Ladies, today’s post is all about you. Specifically the “Millenials” as my boss likes to refer to us—those born in the 80’s and early 90’s. Summer is quickly approaching and I know that we are all looking forward to that glorious bronzed summer glow. We all know how a great tan can make you look; skinnier, healthier and more attractive overall. We have all been told a million times that tanning causes skin cancer…blah, blah, blah. ...

Life Spans of Women Improving Slower than Men

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2012 | No Comments »
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On average, women in the U.S. are expected to live four years longer than men. According to a report by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, that gap may be shrinking as men’s life spans are increasing each year more than women’s life spans are. In over 650 counties across the U.S., women’s life expectancy has not improved since 1999 and in some cases it has worsened especially in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Georgia. Nationally, men’s ...

New Food Plate Worksheets Focus on Minority Populations

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Last week was National Minority Cancer Awareness Week (April 15-21) and this year The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center created food plate worksheets to promote healthy eating habits and cancer prevention for African American, Hispanic and Vietnamese audiences. A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer stated that obesity is the second largest preventable cause of cancer diagnosis and death, after tobacco use. The ...