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Give the gift of prevention for Mother’s Day

Posted by Maria Byers, Annual Fund Coordinator on May 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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My Mom is incredibly caring, has endless strength and loves her family more than anything. She was 14 years old when her mother died of kidney cancer. Several decades later, she lost her father and her oldest brother to prostate cancer. Like so many others, cancer runs rampant in my family, so taking steps to prevent the disease is something I try to share with my Mom. In past years, I have given my mother jewelry, ...

Foundation hosts webcast, “Family Medical History: Why & What You Should Know” – May 1st

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 25th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Many of us can easily recite the story of our parents, grandparents and their extended families – where they lived, what they did for a living, how they met their spouses and memorable moments from family get-togethers. What too many of us don’t know about our families is the critical information that could save or prolong our lives- our family medical history. [caption id="attachment_10341" align="alignright" width="270"] Knowing your family health history can help you determine your ...

Spring salad with beets, prosciutto & creamy onion dressing

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on April 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
Spring Salad with Beets, Proscuitto and Creamy Onion Dressing

Yield: 6 servings, about 2 1/4 cups each Servings: 6 Prep Time: 50 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerate cooked beets (Step 2) for up to 2 days. Bring to room temperature before serving. Recipe Description: Tender mixed salad greens (mesclun) from the garden or farmers’ market along with baby beets, crispy and salty prosciutto and a creamy dressing make a fabulous salad. Recipe Ingredients: 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 very thin slices prosciutto ...

Foundation spotlights community grantees for National Minority Cancer Week

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on April 16th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Now that your taxes have been submitted, it’s time to acknowledge the start of another important observance, National Minority Cancer Week (April 15 – 21). Over the last few decades our country has witnessed many great strides in cancer prevention, detection and care in the United States, but many ethnic and racial minorities still face significantly higher cancer rates. While the reasons for this unequal cancer burden are not fully understood, we know that barriers ...