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Cancer Prevention

¡Viva las Campeonas!: Program encourages DC Latinas to share the message of breast cancer prevention & early detection

Posted by Karen J. Peterson, Vice President of Programs on December 21st, 2012 | No Comments »

It is with great love and satisfaction that I announce the web page for the new Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (Champions against Breast Cancer) project. is now live on the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s website! A Campeona is a Latina age 40 and over who shares her own story of getting screened for breast cancer with friends and family to encourage them to do the same. Because screening has not increased as much for ...

This season give the gift of prevention

Posted by Maria Byers, Annual Fund Coordinator on December 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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There is no doubt that your inbox is full of last minute “deals” and requests for donations. There are many charities worthy of support and many that need help. Join us and help spread the message of cancer prevention and early detection. It is such an important message to share with your family, friends and loved ones. According to the American Cancer Society, 577,000 people will die from cancer this year – and 50 percent of ...

Starting early: Reaching young women with breast health information

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on December 12th, 2012 | No Comments »

The Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide is designed for interactive skill-based educational sessions. First released in 2008 and developed in partnership with the Howard University Cancer Center, this easy-to-use educational tool has been recently updated and follows current breast cancer screening and breast self-awareness guidelines. The facilitator’s guide has step-by-step instructions for diverse activities as well as all necessary forms, sample tests and FAQs to make it easy to implement the activities with groups ...

#Preventcancer4 for the holidays!

Posted by Liona Chan & Ashley Boggs, Marketing & Communications on December 6th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The holidays are a favorite time of the year for everyone—spending time with family, friends and loved ones. However, while you’re celebrating, don’t forget about sticking to healthy habits and staying active to help #preventcancer4 everyone this season! Eating During the Holidays: 1.)    Overindulgence at holiday parties can be a constant struggle. If you’re in charge of planning the meal, find ways to include lighter substitutes for fattening or unhealthy ingredients. For example, swap plain greek yogurt ...