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Prevent Cancer Foundation Key Player in Global Lung Cancer Awareness & Early Detection

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on July 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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For the next few days I am attending the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam. More than 100 countries are represented and there are 50 patient advocates from 21 countries. (That's up from two in 1997, and I was one of the two!) The International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) hosts this very important global conference. While at the Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer, I attended the Global Lung Cancer ...

Whole Foods Old Town Has Cancer Prevention in the Bag!

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on June 30th, 2011 | No Comments »
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For the next six months, residents of the DC metro area can help save the planet while aiding the Prevent Cancer Foundation in its mission of cancer prevention and early detection. Sound too good to be true? Not only has Whole Foods made this possible, but they are also allowing shoppers to save money while doing it. The Whole Foods Old Town, located at 1700 Duke Street in Alexandria, VA, has selected the Prevent Cancer Foundation ...

Stylish and Sun-Safe: Baby Photo Contest Winner Announced

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen and Liona Chan, Communication Associates on June 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Congratulations to baby Gracie, 1 y.o., from Rochester, MI. You won the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s “Sun-Smart Baby Photo Contest” on Facebook! To celebrate Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month this May, the Foundation launched a “Sun-Smart Baby Photo Contest” on Facebook to spread the word about the importance of protecting babies’ delicate skin from the sun. We asked for pictures of your babies protected from the sun by sporting stylish sun hats. Thanks to all those ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: From Fat to Fit & Flab to Fab

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 13th, 2011 | 10 Comments »
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If there is a word that I despise nearly as much as the “c word” (cancer) it would have to be the word “fat.”  After losing the baby chub from early childhood I was finally at a normal weight during high school, although my 5’3” frame and body type has always been somewhat “stocky.” When I went to college I gained more than double the “Freshman 15,” mostly due to the turmoil that my family ...