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Community grantee spotlight: Cancer prevention on the Standing Rock Reservation

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director of Evaluation & Outreach on October 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer has been making a difference in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities since 2007 through grants that support powwows, traditional food guides and numerous other cancer prevention projects. Our grants have enabled groups across Indian Country to implement cancer initiatives tailored to their individual communities. According to the Intercultural Cancer Council, the AI/AN community includes more than 560 federally recognized tribes and a wide range of languages, beliefs and cultures. There are ...

Volunteer dentist provides free oral cancer screenings at Iowa State Fair

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager of Community Outreach and Education on October 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Chad Johnson, a dentist from Pleasant Hill, Iowa (near Des Moines) considers volunteering in his community an important part of being a dental professional and a role model to colleagues. We are so lucky that he has been part of our volunteer team at the Iowa State Fair Health Awareness and Cancer Screening Booth for the past few years! This project partners Prevent Cancer Foundation with the John Stoddard Cancer Center at Unity Point Health, ...

Cancer Prevention at the Kansas State Fair

Posted by Pamela Nwoji, Manager, Community Outreach and Education on September 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Over 300,000 Kansas State Fair attendees crowd in to see who won first prize for the largest pumpkin every year. They wait excitedly to go on thrilling rides and rush to food stands to savor the wide variety of fair food that can’t be found elsewhere, like the famous “pronto pups” (similar to corn dogs) that Kansans rave about. This year marked the 100th year anniversary of the Kansas State Fair and the 20th year ...

Promoting health and cancer awareness on the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation – 23 years and counting!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on September 10th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Over 470 people attended the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe’s 23rd annual Community Wellness Day this summer to increase health awareness and promote physical activity. The day featured fun and interactive ways to educate participants about leading healthy lifestyles and preventing cancer. An inflatable obstacle course, a bounce house and massages were among the activities enjoyed by attendees this year. Located in northern New York State, the St. Regis Mohawk Reservation is divided by the U.S./Canada ...