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Project Empowers Latinas to be Champions against Cancer

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Research Administration & Community Outreach on December 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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In December 2010, the Foundation received a 2011 National Capital Area grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This two-year grant is funding a project entitled “Las Campeonas de ¡Celebremos La Vida!: Providing Education Outreach and Screening.” ¡Celebremos La Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!)  provides breast and cervical cancer education and screening to medically underserved Hispanic women in the Washington, DC area and in McHenry County, IL. Through support from Komen, the Foundation is adding ...

2012 Laurels Awards: Nominations Open!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 28th, 2011 | No Comments »
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In 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation, in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, will again recognize and celebrate leaders in cancer prevention from across the country at the tenth annual Cancer Prevention Laurels Luncheon which takes place at the Dialogue for Action conference. The Laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit and reward. To view a list of all past awardees, click here. Awards will be given in ...

Breast Cancer Survivor Debuts New PSA, Calls for Early Detection

Posted by Holly Shaffner on October 10th, 2011 | 6 Comments »
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As a breast cancer survivor, contributing to Breast Cancer Awareness month is so important to me. I’m honored and privileged to share my story about early detection. Every chance I get, I remind family, friends and perfect strangers that everyone has a mother, sister, aunt, best friend or co-worker whom they should be talking to about annual mammograms. The Prevent Cancer Foundation public service announcement (PSA) is a fabulous way to remind women that to ...

Know the Facts to Reduce Your Risk of Breast Cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 6th, 2011 | No Comments »
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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Take some time to learn about how to reduce your risk for breast cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death among women in the US. Knowing about general risk factors and your family medical history are steps in the right direction, followed by performing self-examinations and getting screened. Did you know that men can develop breast cancer as well? The good news is that the incidence of breast ...