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Bid to support cancer research and prevention

Posted by DJ Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on February 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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The 19th Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation Spring Gala takes place on Friday, March 8 at the National Building Museum in downtown D.C. A community of cancer prevention champions will gather once again for a spectacular and memorable evening to benefit cancer research and community programs that help save the lives of men, women and children across the country. The Foundation has also launched an online auction through BidPal as a complement to this year’s Gala fundraising ...

Fun in the sun! Utah provides soccer leagues with sun safety education

Posted by PCF Admin on January 24th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Kristi Wilcoxson-Smith of the Utah Department of Health’s Cancer Control Program shares news about their Prevent Cancer Foundation funded grant project, “Play it Sun Safe, Utah!.” The 2012 project partnered with soccer leagues as a way to encourage children, parents and coaches to take part in sun safety that can help prevent skin cancer. The Utah Cancer Control Program (UCCP) works to decrease cancer incidence and mortality throughout Utah, with an emphasis on cancers that can ...

New program empowers Latinas to be champions against breast cancer

Posted by Suzette Smith, Program Manager, Campeonas Project on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to share news of its just-released program Campeonas contra el cáncer de seno (“Champions against Breast Cancer”) designed to increase breast cancer awareness and screening among Latinas. Campeonas are Latinas who encourage their female friends and family over 40 to get screened for breast cancer. [caption id="attachment_9462" align="alignright" width="218"] Facilitators work with Campeonas to share messages of breast cancer prevention with DC Latinas[/caption] The Campeonas program was developed by a bilingual ...

Investing in Prevention Saves Lives

Posted by Mary Vivo, Executive Director, Women’s Resource Center on November 13th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Women’s Resource Center (WRC) in Fort Collins, Colorado is a recipient of a 2012 Community Grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This grant enables volunteers and staff to work year-round to provide community outreach through women’s wellness education and information about low-cost health services. This work encourages at-risk and low-income women to schedule preventive care and understand risk factors and lifestyle choices for avoiding cancer. The grant funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation helps the ...