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Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Pets for Prevention – Having a Pet Is Good for Your Health

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

I love animals. When I see a friendly animal I cannot help but ask the owner if I can pet it.  This stems from the lovely childhood my parents gave my sister and me. We always had a house full of love, both for one another and for our pets. Over the years we have had cats, dogs, fish, a bird, and an assortment of wild baby animals nursed until they could be returned to ...

A Healthy Competition With the Boss – It’s All For Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 24th, 2011 | No Comments »
Jamie 5K 2010

The latest quandary that I’ve found myself in will come as no surprise to my friends and family members who are reading this. I have a big mouth; this is just a fact of life. In spite of the fact that I have already promised to recruit 10 team members, raise $5,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k and lose 30 lbs by September 24, I got the bright idea to issue a friendly office ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Linda Creed on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
training at RSHC

Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health ...

Family History & Freckles Led to Young Adult’s Skin Cancer Prevention Revelation

Posted by Meghan Keane, Development Assistant on May 31st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
meghan

“I am going to get skin cancer.” Coming from a healthy 22 year old, this might sound like a jarring statement, but according to the Mayo Clinic people with fair skin, who have blonde or red hair and who freckle or burn easily are at a much greater risk of developing skin cancer. Fair skin? Check. Red hair? Check. Skin that freckles and burns easily? Double check. If these were the only risk factors that applied to me, I ...