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Kickin’ Cancer

Posted by Stephen Lee on August 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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When my daughter, Sharon, asked family members to participate in the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on September 21st, I was the first to sign on. I have never run a 5k (and don’t intend to!), and have little experience as a fundraiser, but I knew I wanted to help, so I joined team Kickin’ Cancer. Cancer took the love of my life from me, my wife Fong. Fong was a very caring person with a beautiful ...

Build a healthy salad

Posted by Monique Smaby, Program & Communications Coordinator, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on August 4th, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: Kurman Communications, Inc.) All salads are healthy, right? Wrong. Your salad is only as healthy as your toppings and iceberg lettuce is not as healthy as you think. Healthy eating is an important step to reducing your cancer risk. What you feed your body directly impacts its ability to stay healthy. Salads are often avoided because they are boring. These quick and easy tips will prove you wrong and teach you to build a nutritious salad ...

Reaching American Indian youth with HPV education

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on July 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Almost all cervical cancers are linked to the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). HPV vaccinations and routine Pap tests make cervical cancer one of the most preventable cancers. Unfortunately, the cervical cancer mortality rate for American Indian women is 5 times that of the U.S. rate. This death rate, coupled with low vaccination rates and a lack of culturally appropriate cancer prevention education materials for American Indians make the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Community Grant to the ...

KIPP DC Discovery Academy and the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Joey Frye, Captain of Team KIPP DC: Discover Academy on July 22nd, 2014 | No Comments »
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Recently, a beloved student of our school and community lost her mother to breast cancer. Diagnosis of her condition was made aware to our staff this past winter, and just as we began the summer preparing for the upcoming school year, we were informed that she had lost her battle with the disease. I know personally that the speedy progression of the disease and its ultimate fate was a real eye-opener and reminder of how ...