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Cancer Survivor to Young Adults: Cancer Does Not Card You Before Striking!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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When I was 17 years old, cancer was the furthest thing from my mind. I was focused on school, sports, and friends. I never really thought twice about my mortality. Like most kids, I thought that I was invincible, that nothing could harm me because I was young. So when I noticed a big lump in my neck during my junior year, I ignored it. After a few weeks the lump grew larger, so my ...

Healthy Recipes: Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

Posted by Janet Hudson on April 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
Spinach Salad with Japanese Ginger Dressing

This spinach salad tossed with spunky ginger dressing was inspired by the iceberg salads served at Japanese steakhouses across the U.S. Add shrimp for lunch or a light supper. 4 servings, about 1 1/2 cups each Active Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Ingredients 3 tablespoons minced onion 3 tablespoons peanut or canola oil 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste 10 ...

Alaska Native Food Guide Stresses Good Nutrition, Physical Activity for At Risk Youth

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) to create traditional food guide workbooks for Alaska Native youth. This new initiative, made possible through the Foundation's 2011 Community Grants program, aims to promote healthy lifestyle choices and nutritional habits among children at risk for obesity, cancer and other diseases. These workbooks will emphasize traditional foods and activities, enabling youth to make more informed and responsible nutritional choices. Christine ...

Native People Walking the Path for Health

Posted by Janet Hudson on March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Chehalis Tribal Community Center in Washington state was buzzing last weekend with a “March to Prevention”.  The health fair included a Colon Health Bingo, diabetes testing, Zumba demonstrations, hands on lung cancer exhibit with real (yuck) lungs, prostate cancer info, raffles, a  necklace workshop, fabulous community meals and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.  They also had a panel of speakers from three different tribes share their experiences. The South Puget Intertribal Planning Agency (SPIPA) brings ...