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Cancer Prevention Laurels: Celebrating 8 Years of Award Winners!

Posted by Sarah Abou, Programs Associate on October 7th, 2010 | No Comments »

Each year for the past 8 years, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has presented Laurels awards to innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. This event began in 2003 as a means of both recognizing and celebrating leaders in cancer prevention. The laurel was chosen because it is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit, and reward. In 2009, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable joined the Foundation as a co-sponsor of the awards. Again, ...

2011 Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on September 27th, 2010 | No Comments »
Karen Peterson, Prevent Cancer Foundation VP of Programs, and Gary Gurian, C-Change Program Director, at the 2009 Dialogue for Action

The Prevent Cancer Foundation will host the 13th annual Dialogue for Action™ on Colorectal Cancer Screening March 23-25, 2011, in Baltimore, Maryland: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. This dynamic conference will bring together a multidisciplinary group of 200 health care professionals and advocates to discuss the many issues related to increasing colorectal cancer screening. The 2010 Dialogue held in March in Baltimore was enthusiastically described by two attendees with these words: I felt that this was ...

School District Meets the Screening Challenge

Posted by Janet Hudson on September 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »
It was fun!

The Boulder Valley School District got an A+ for its health fair last week.  Keeping your people healthy is a challenge even the government struggles with, but getting information into the hands of your community and offering health screening all rolled up into one event is a win for everyone. The health fair offered information on healthy lifestyles, health insurance, and much more.  It also offered onsite screening for diabetes and high cholesterol.  Along with a stroll ...

Spokane, WA Hosts Exhibit

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Children walk through SuperColon in Spokane

The Spokane, WA stop at River Park Square mall sponsored by the Community Health Education & Resources was a great hit, with nearly 5000 people touring the Prevent Cancer SuperColon over the holiday weekend. It was a beautiful weekend and people of all ages enjoyed the exhibit. Visitors mentioned having already had a colonoscopy done, while others mentioned that they planned to schedule a screening in the near future. One young man mentioned that his father had ...