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Largest Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run a success!

Posted by Kristen Fagley, Director of Special Events on October 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to thank all of the participants, donors, sponsors and volunteers who helped make this year’s Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run the most successful yet. This year we had a record setting 1,500 participants come out to Nationals Park and raise over $149,000 to support the Foundation’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection! Thank you all for your hard work and dedication to this important cause. Sunday’s weather provided ...

Couch to 5k: Staying on track

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy on September 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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It is September and I am now in the final three weeks of my Couch to 5k program, and boy has it been an adventure. I have learned a lot about myself over the past six weeks. I have learned that my commitment to health cannot take a back seat to my life. I am human and I am far from perfect, so staying 100% true to the program was not exactly easy. I have had ...

Why I run the race: Self-discovery along the route

Posted by Allison Hutchins, 2013 Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Chair on August 12th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Four years ago, I gathered a few of my college girl friends and drove home to Washington, D.C. to run the first annual Prevent Cancer 5k walk/run. I had never run a race, but I figured 3.1 miles was manageable, especially since it was for such a worthy cause. Little did I know that the nauseous feeling and red face that I experienced upon crossing the finish line would kick start something inside of me: ...

Couch to 5K: Week one

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy on July 29th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I did it! With a little bit of perseverance and a lot of dragging from my partner in crime Clifford, I made it through week one of the Couch to 5k program. Break Down: The brisk five minute walk in the beginning was no problem because I am used to walking with Clifford every morning. Once we got into the 60-second jog and 90-second walk, reality started to hit. By about the fourth 60-second jog, I was ...