Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog


Rooting for prevention at the Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on July 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run crew is proud to root for a team that cares about prevention. Stephen Strasburg of the Washington Nationals recently announced that he is giving up smokeless tobacco after the death of his mentor, Tony Gwynn. Gwynn, who died on June 16 from salivary cancer at the age of 54, was a professional baseball player and Strasburg’s former coach at San Diego State. Smokeless tobacco, common in the professional baseball industry, significantly increases ...

Blog carnival: For my family

Posted by Rebecca Helberg on October 23rd, 2013 | 3 Comments »

I prevent cancer for family – not only for my personal family, but for the cohesive, supportive, loving idea of family. Family and cancer are synonymous for me. Leukemia took my mother, uncle and grandmother all before I entered high school. Doctor visits were protocol; chemotherapy was the norm. Through all the pain and sadness of cancer, the strong bond of family was ever-present. There was a lot of love in my family growing up. My ...

Blog carnival: It begins with prevention

Posted by Beth Westbrook Starnes on | No Comments »

Katie was young and full of life. She was an outstanding athlete and gifted student. She wanted to grow up and attend law school. She had no idea that at age 12, she would have cancer. After my daughter, Katie, died of bone cancer at the age of 15, following a pathway for preventing cancer became a central focus in my life. Watching someone you love try so hard to live lead me to believe I ...

Blog carnival: Because I care

Posted by Dr. Robin B. Dilley on | No Comments »

I prevent cancer because I see the pain and fear it causes people I care about. I am a clinical psychologist who was diagnosed with cancer in 1999. Up until then, I had worked with several clients with cancer, never thinking that I would be on that side of the fence. I was 45. I had no family history. On the weekend that John F. Kennedy Jr.’s plane went down, I spent the day watching ...