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Q&A with Peter Schenk, LifeSpan Fitness Owner and President

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on October 18th, 2013 | No Comments »
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One thousand and five hundred walkers and runners and 112 volunteers made this year’s Prevent Cancer 5k the most successful yet – but not without the help of our generous sponsors. LifeSpan Fitness has been the Prevent Cancer 5k exclusive fitness sponsor for the past two years. LifeSpan Fitness designs health and fitness products that can be used anywhere – at home, at the gym, at work or outdoors. Over the past two years, they have ...

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: ...

U.S. lifespan is rising but so are chronic illnesses

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published “The State of U.S. Health, 1990-2010” on July 10. In it, JAMA disclosed that while the life expectancy of Americans has increased, so has the occurrence of chronic illnesses caused by obesity, alcohol abuse, physical inactivity and smoking. More people are running, biking, and getting exercise in different ways; but this achievement is offset by the fact that so many more Americans are lacking any sort ...