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Community-level breast cancer screening and education support

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation and Outreach on October 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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What do the song and dance number “We’re off to get a Mammogram”, a breast health education curriculum for Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities, and a screening program in New Orleans post-Katrina have in common? They are all breast cancer screening and education initiatives supported by Prevent Cancer. This month, the nation is filled with pink ribbons, t-shirts, labels and events to raise awareness for breast cancer. Since 1994, Prevent Cancer has supported 19 programs in ...

Blog carnival: My colonoscopy saved me

Posted by Valarie Everett on October 23rd, 2013 | 8 Comments »
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“An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching.” -Mahatma Gandhi It’s almost 6 pm, which means I survived another Friday 4 o’clock client crisis. The week of juggling sales meetings, proposal deadlines, underwriting rate negotiations and planning my uncle’s surprise 80th birthday party had sucked the energy out of me. Just as I was packing up my office to head out the door, making sure I had everything needed for Monday’s big presentation ...

Blog carnival: For my family

Posted by Rebecca Helberg on | 3 Comments »

I prevent cancer for family – not only for my personal family, but for the cohesive, supportive, loving idea of family. Family and cancer are synonymous for me. Leukemia took my mother, uncle and grandmother all before I entered high school. Doctor visits were protocol; chemotherapy was the norm. Through all the pain and sadness of cancer, the strong bond of family was ever-present. There was a lot of love in my family growing up. My ...

Blog carnival: It begins with prevention

Posted by Beth Westbrook Starnes on | No Comments »
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Katie was young and full of life. She was an outstanding athlete and gifted student. She wanted to grow up and attend law school. She had no idea that at age 12, she would have cancer. After my daughter, Katie, died of bone cancer at the age of 15, following a pathway for preventing cancer became a central focus in my life. Watching someone you love try so hard to live lead me to believe I ...