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Shannon Miller: How Early Detection Saved My Life

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on September 6th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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With seven Olympic medals, nine World Championship medals and honored in eight Halls of Fame, Shannon Miller remains the most decorated U.S. gymnast of all time. [caption id="attachment_4886" align="alignright" width="195" caption="Shannon competing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta."][/caption] Reflecting on the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta may bring back memories of the “Magnificent 7,” the tiny but powerful U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team who captured gold for the U.S. in the team competition for the first time ...

Falling Mammography Rates Alarm Researchers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 25th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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In 2002, a U.S. government study found that women who used hormone therapy as a treatment for menopausal symptoms had an increased risk of developing breast cancer or heart disease, leading to a sharp drop in their use. This precipitated fewer visits to the doctor and fewer opportunities for reminders about mammograms, and, as a result, researchers found that mammography rates dropped in 2005 for the first time in nearly two decades. With fewer women ...

Turning the Tides on Colorectal and Prostate Cancer

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on August 18th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center, Inc. (GSAHEC), is providing colorectal and prostate cancer education and promoting preventive behaviors among medically underserved Hispanics/Latinos and African Americans in Manatee and Sarasota counties, Florida. The organization was awarded a $25,000 grant through the Foundations 2011 Community Grants program. The Turning the Tides project aims to reach over 2,200 underserved community members with colorectal cancer and prostate health awareness education and referrals. The incidence rates for both cancers are ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Why Your Gift to Cancer Prevention is Important to Me

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on August 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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So, we are all rather preoccupied lately. Work is demanding; there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done. We are planning for last minute vacations before the weather turns colder. We are getting the kids ready to go back to school. We are eagerly anticipating the start of football season… There are a million things on our daily “to do” lists that distract us from the urgency of taking the ...