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Announcing the 2012 Community Grants Awardees

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to award four $10,000 grants to the American Indian Cancer Foundation in Minnesota, the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Ohio, the Utah Department of Health and the Women’s Resource Center in Colorado. The goal of the Community Grants program is to support community programs across the United States that focus on helping people prevent cancer or find it earlier and that demonstrate the potential to make a positive ...

Project Empowers Latinas to be Champions against Cancer

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Research Administration & Community Outreach on December 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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In December 2010, the Foundation received a 2011 National Capital Area grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. This two-year grant is funding a project entitled “Las Campeonas de ¡Celebremos La Vida!: Providing Education Outreach and Screening.” ¡Celebremos La Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!)  provides breast and cervical cancer education and screening to medically underserved Hispanic women in the Washington, DC area and in McHenry County, IL. Through support from Komen, the Foundation is adding ...

The Power of Charitable Giving to Save Lives

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on November 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The day after Thanksgiving I saw a friend who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s completed four rounds of chemotherapy, lost her hair, and on some days her appetite.  She’s thinner and looks a bit frail, but her spirit is as strong as ever. Thankfully, she’s doing great. She has a sparkle in her eye and an unbelievable zest for life that would have killed her cancer if the chemo didn’t! She was thrilled to ...

UNITY ON CAPITOL HILL AT LAST!

Posted by Lisa McGovern, Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program on September 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Those frustrated by current tensions and bitterness on Capitol Hill would have relished the warmth and unity as a bipartisan, bicameral group of Members, their spouses and family members gathered for the 19th annual Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon.  The theme was Celebrating 20 years of Families Who Serve, an observance of the 20 year milestone of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program founded in 1991. (The Prevent Cancer Foundation program provides ...