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Rummage Sale to Raise Awareness

Posted by Brooke McGee on May 14th, 2010 | No Comments »
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After her grandmother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, high school student Stephanie Brule set out on a mission: cancer prevention. Stephanie wanted to keep others from experiencing the pain her family had endured after her grandmother’s diagnosis, so she decided to host a rummage sale to benefit the Foundation. For two days, Stephanie and her friends sold various items that were collected from family, friends, and neighbors in Hampstead, New Hampshire. Stephanie’s event was ...

Fill Up on Fish

Posted by Prevent Cancer on March 3rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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You’ve probably heard about the potential benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in protecting your heart and boosting your mood, but now there’s another do-good effect to add to the list: a lower risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers from Harvard and Columbia universities tracked 500 men for 22 years as part of the Physicians’ Health Study and found that men who ate the most fish—at least five times a week—had a 40 percent lower risk of ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Helps Provide Screenings in Post-Katrina New Orleans

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A native of Brisyol, Virginia, and former chief of medicine and head of graduate medical education at New Orleans’ famed Ochsner Clinic, Dr. Donald Erwin, President and CEO of St. Thomas Community Health Center, believes his real education began at St. Thomas. “I learned of the clinic in 1987 when two Catholic Sisters of Charity visited my church. They told my congregation that they had founded a clinic in one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods.” ...

Making a Difference Locally – PCF Community Grants

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Reaching out to individuals in soup kitchens, at health fairs and through local radio Programs, the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees are making a difference in rural and urban communities. Facing limited resources and large undeserved populations, the five community grantees have made a tremendous impact in their communities by providing valuable cancer prevention education and screening services. Here is a snapshot of the Foundation’s community grant work: Chenango health Network, Chenango County, Ny— The Chenango ...