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2013 Screening Saves National Challenge features projects nationwide

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on March 11th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Vote now for your favorite 2013 Challenge project! The third annual Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge features 10 projects from across the country. From educating employees at work sites in Virginia and Pennsylvania to distributing colorectal cancer screening kits in Mississippi and Nebraska, read about the valuable work of the 2013 applicants and cast your vote! Colorectal cancer is preventable, yet over 142,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2013. ...

Dialogue for Action participants work to increase cancer screening across the country

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on January 16th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Health professionals, who attended the Foundation’s 2012 Dialogue for Action conference in March, have been busy working to make an impact in cancer screening in their communities. The 2012 Dialogue brought together over 200 health care professionals and advocates from 34 states, the District of Columbia and eight tribal nations and urban Indian health organizations. We recently asked the 2012 participants about their post-conference activities. The great majority of respondents (84%) reported that they shared information ...

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 ...

Lifetime Television Partnership Educates Millions on Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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This October, the Prevent Cancer Foundation was selected by A&E Networks and Lifetime Television to be a Coalition Partner for FIVE, one of its most high-profile films to date. Directed by some of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses, including Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Keys, FIVE is an anthology of short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on the lives of five individuals and their families. The movie premiered on October 10 and ...