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Almost One Year Cancer Free: Sarah Talks About Her Mom’s Battle

Posted by Sarah Fraser on October 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »
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My mom will be cancer free one year this December. I’m looking forward to being in Maine to celebrate the all clear with her. In February of 2014 my mom was diagnosed with stage 2B Breast Cancer. Much like many of you who have received a cancer diagnosis yourself or had your family member announce this news it’s life changing. You never forget those conversations.   They are the conversations that bring us back and keep us looking ...

Dorothy’s journey: Couch to Prevent Cancer 5K

Posted by Dorothy Jean Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on July 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »

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 ...

Register now for the 2013 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run!

Posted by Allison Hutchins, Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Walk/Run Chair on May 9th, 2013 | No Comments »
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I am honored and proud to be the chair of the 2013 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run. This will be the fourth year that I have taken part in this event and I am very excited to be a part of making this one a great success to help Stop Cancer Before it Starts! [caption id="attachment_10404" align="alignright" width="270"] Last year's 5K participants & volunteers pose with fan favorite Nationals' mascot Teddy![/caption] The countdown to the 5k continues ...

Dance Trance Moves to Prevent Cancer!

Posted by Sarah Spear Sands on September 13th, 2012 | No Comments »

DC’s hot new dance fitness program pairs up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation Young Professionals to get people moving toward healthier lives. [caption id="attachment_8098" align="alignright" width="209"] The Ladies of Dance Trance: Lauren Cantrell McCaghren, Sarah Spear Sands and Maria Jose Garcia Casellas on Capitol Hill.[/caption] When I first learned about the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I had no idea that there were so many preventable cancers. I was amazed…I didn’t realize how many lifestyle choices you can make ...