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Dorothy’s journey: Couch to Prevent Cancer 5K

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on July 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Let me give you a little background on myself, I played lacrosse in college, can handle intense cardio workouts and don’t mind the occasional Olympic lift, but for some reason, I gave up long distance running of any kind since it made me feel like I was  on the verge of passing out. But now in my post college life, I am making it a mission to get healthy and couch to 5k (C25K) is ...

Fun, easy and memorable ways to support the Prevent Cancer 5K

Posted by Allison Hutchins, Prevent Cancer 5K Walk/Run Chair on | No Comments »
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Only three more months before the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, September 29 at the home of the Washington Nationals! Summer is a great time to gather friends, family and coworkers for an individual or team fundraising event or project that will support the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s mission to Stop Cancer Before It Starts! Want to support the Foundation’s work in cancer prevention and early detection, but don’t know where to start? Here are ...

AMA declares obesity a disease

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 28th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The nation’s largest physicians group, the American Medical Association (AMA) has officially declared obesity a disease. Supporters of the disease classification believe this decision could lead to improvements in obesity prevention and treatment by spurring health insurers and the government to fund anti-obesity services and getting doctors to pay more attention to the condition. Opponents of the decision say obesity is more a risk factor for other conditions than a disease. Critics are also concerned ...

Celebrate Cancer Survivors Day with words of inspiration

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on May 31st, 2013 | No Comments »
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This Sunday, June 2, 2013 marks the 26th annual National Cancer Survivors Day (NCSD), a time to honor everyone living with a history of cancer. For the nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the U.S. , this day provides the opportunity to celebrate milestones, share their knowledge and experiences with others, recognize those who have supported them and rejoice in life after cancer. Over the years the Prevent Cancer Foundation has heard many stories from survivors ...