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It’s not because I have to

Posted by Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer on July 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Sunday, September 21st is the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual 5k Walk/Run, and I will again be participating, along with my family and friends. Not because I have to, but because I want to. In fact, I need to. Why? Because more than half a million people die from cancer each year. Last year, my sister Rita became one of those half million. The cancer stats I’ve quoted for years became very real when Rita was diagnosed ...

Moving, chewing and dancing: Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on July 7th, 2014 | No Comments »
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There are few grants for a 1.5 person office staff like us; and yet our organization, and those like it, need assistance. Your campaign provides this. Thank you so very much.”  -Prevent Cancer Foundation Challenge winner What do a “Move and Chew” workshop, a firefighter and a dancing Polly Polyp have in common? The answer: the National Challenge, Prevent Cancer’s annual competition to champion colorectal cancer grassroots community projects. Each year, the winners of the Challenge ...

Nothing more patriotic than prevention

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on July 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: Tim Hamilton) You’re headed out to the fireworks tonight. While blasting patriotic tunes on the patio, you jam a perfectly grilled cheeseburger into your mouth, so pumped that you can barely chew. More than a couple of alcoholic beverages later, you eat a gigantic piece of gooey, good old-fashioned chocolate cake. By the time you get to the fireworks, your food-induced coma has knocked the energy, life and holiday cheer out of your red, white ...

Congresswoman Maloney pushes FDA to ban tanning bed use for minors nationwide

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler, Director of Policy and Advocacy on July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation supports Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (NY) as she pushes the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the use of tanning beds for minors under the age of 18. Rep. Maloney recently stood on the steps of New York City Hall to promote this nationwide ban, stating that “All across America today, teenagers will be making a purely fashion and fad decision that could be harmful to their health, and in ...