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February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Did You Know... - cancer is the second leading cause of death for African-Americans? - three of the five most common cancers for African-Americans are preventable in most cases? - the lifetime probability of dying from cancer is about 1 in 4 for African-American men and 1 in 5 for African-American women? - the African-American population suffers from the highest cancer death rates of all minority groups in the United States? February is both Black History Month and National Cancer ...

Reduce your risk: Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by Lisa Berry on November 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
no smoking sign

(PHOTO LICENSE) During my sophomore year of college, I watched the ease of cigarette addiction. My hallmate, Jason, started smoking. It was only occasional at first. He would bum a cigarette at a party now and then. Then it was “only when he drank” (which, in college, was easily three days a week). His smoking slowly increased until he was smoking a pack a day. He tried to quit during finals week, but the stress of exams ...

Saying thanks at the Prevent Cancer 5k

Posted by Lesley Marlin, Guest Blogger on September 8th, 2014 | No Comments »

After recently celebrating eight years of being cancer free, I have so much to be thankful for. My family and I are participating in the 5k Walk/Run at Nationals Park on September 21 as a small expression of our gratitude to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Without Prevent Cancer, I would not be where I am today. In August 2006, at the age of 29, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. It was a complete shock. I ...

Kickin’ Cancer

Posted by Stephen Lee on August 12th, 2014 | No Comments »

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 ...