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A Significant Moment in My Life…

Posted by Janet Hudson on August 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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I have been proud to work with the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and am thankful for the purpose that the experiences have added to my life. Everyone has a few significant moments in their lives that seem to steer us forward along our careers. One such moment for me was after a long, hard, hot day of work at the Bob Dole Health Awareness Booth at the Kansas State Fair. The man (with his wife) was in his ...

2010 Super Colon Tour Wraps Up in the Big Apple

Posted by Suzette Smith, Director, Colorectal Initiatives on June 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »
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The National Super Colon Tour for the Prevent Cancer Foundation's 2010 fiscal year ended with a bang on June 7 at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health in New York, NY. Even the busiest New Yorkers had to come and take a look see. There were 985 people that toured the exhibit, talked with staff and volunteers and received colorectal cancer prevention and early detection information and giveaways such as buddy bracelets and gift bags. We were even ...

Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

Posted by Richard Wender, M.D. on June 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed to earlier and more death?  Or could a change in behavior result in mitigation of this risk? I refuse to accept ...

Ten Years Later: Colorectal Cancer Prevention Still Saving Lives

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Ten years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized a need to raise awareness, attention and funding for colorectal cancer. Our first step was to pass a resolution officially designating the month in the US Senate, US House and White House, declaring March 2000 as the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The Foundation and our partners launched the first awareness month for colorectal cancer that year, with a major public awareness campaign. Survivors and ...