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Charity Begins at Home: An Easy Fundraising Project for Kids

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on February 1st, 2012 | No Comments »
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The adage “charity begins at home” is a valid one. Children learn by example. If parents expose their children to generosity, their kids are more likely to be generous as a result. Those who give to others instill a charitable spirit in their children, allowing them to develop charitable tendencies as they develop into adults. It becomes an integral part of their lives. A great way to help children get in the mindset of giving ...

Young Professionals Tweet to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_5021" align="alignright" width="186"] Katherine Kennedy, Prevent Cancer Foundation Young Professionals Chair[/caption] On Monday January 30, over 100 young professionals in the DC area came together at the brand new Irish Whiskey Public House in DC to proactively join the Prevent Cancer community. After Chair Katherine Kennedy (@KatherineKenned) shared that she became involved with the Foundation because she has a disease, MEN-1, that is not preventable and didn't want any of her friends to face endless ...

Foundation Debuts Cervical Cancer Prevention Infographic

Posted by Phuong Tran, Communications Intern on January 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. Check out our new infographic to get the facts and see the history of a preventable cancer success story! To view a larger version of the infographic or download a pdf, visit the Prevent Cancer Foundation website's cervical cancer page.    

Cancer Queens Use “Edutainment” to Promote Screening and Awareness

Posted by Sheila Bates, MSSW, Manager, Community Outreach, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on December 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Envision a group of women donning feather boas and rhinestone tiaras, dancing to the sound of “The Loco-motion” while singing the lyrics, “Every woman needs this lifesavin’ test now. Come on baby, go and get your Pap smear.” These 10 lovely ladies are a part of Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical Revue! This traveling troupe of professional health educators volunteer to perform a 45-minute, live show featuring skits and song and dance ...