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Annual Spring Gala: An Elegant Evening to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on February 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Who doesn’t love an opportunity to get dressed up in formal attire and be swept away by the ambiance of a special night? Doing it for charity makes it an even more rewarding experience! Join me at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Annual Spring Gala on Friday, March 9 at the National Building Museum in downtown DC for an evening filled with fun for a good cause. This year the Foundation honors Switzerland with its theme “Modern ...

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 ...