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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 ...

Foundation supports bill to remove unexpected costs of colorectal cancer screenings

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on April 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Imagine you are a senior citizen who has made the wise decision to have a colonoscopy procedure to test for colorectal cancer. You go into the hospital thinking screening costs will be covered under Medicare and you will not be charged coinsurance. When you wake up, you learn a polyp was discovered and removed. It was found early and removed before it became cancerous so you are relieved… until you get your bill. You now ...

Announcing the 2013 Screening Saves National Challenge Winners!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on April 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
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We are excited to announce the results of the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The first-place winner is the Virginia Cancer Network in Charlottesville, VA. They will receive a $3,000 grant for their colorectal cancer awareness project and an exhibit stop from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™. The second-place winner is the Wyoming Cancer Resource Services in Evanston, WY, and the third-place winner is the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe in Hogansburg, NY. ...

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits 2012 Screening Saves Winner at Family Fun Day

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen on March 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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A snowy day in Kearney, Nebraska, did not stop the Good Samaritan Hospital from hosting their Family Fun Day event this past Saturday, March 23. Held at the Kearney Family YMCA, the day's goal was to share health and wellness information with the community through enjoyable family activities. To help promote colorectal cancer screening awareness, attendees received free t-shirts featuring the funny slogan “Get Your Rear in Gear!”. Families were encouraged to do a 1K walk ...