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Musician’s struggle with colon cancer inspires a song of thanks.

Posted by Rebecca Evans on July 24th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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I was 53 and decided I should get a colonoscopy. I don't know why, I just felt like I should, being past the age of 50. Due to a series of setbacks, I was 54 by the time I was able to schedule my colonoscopy. I had scheduled a physical for that day too. After the colonoscopy we found a dark spot in my colon, and the doctor decided he wanted to do an MRI. ...

Holly Rose turns her breast cancer into a mission.

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On January 13, 2009, a girlfriend of mine posted a reminder to perform a self-breast exam on my Facebook page. I did and to my horror I discovered a lump that turned out to be breast cancer. I was extremely fortunate in finding my cancer in the early stages and was able to save my breasts and, more importantly, my life. I was so grateful for the reminder that saved my life that I decided ...

Announcing the 2013 Community Grant awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation & Outreach on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to Custer Health in North Dakota, the Lake Cumberland District Health Department in Kentucky, Nueva Vida in Baltimore and the Skin Cancer Foundation in New York. The awards were given as part of the Foundation’s Community Grants program. The mission of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that: Focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier when ...

Father’s Day tribute shows the importance of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on June 14th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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I always thought my father had nine lives. My father had a few close calls with death during his life but he amazingly always seemed to come through. As a boy he was very sick with rheumatic fever, a very serious and sometimes fatal disease, but managed to recover. During college he broke his neck after diving into a quarry, landing him in the hospital for six weeks. While serving in the Marine Corps my father took ...