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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 ...

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 ...