Archive for December, 2009

CAMR Announces New Leadership Team

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 22, 2009

MEDIA CONTACT:
Apoorva Sabnis-Stull
703-837-3687
apoorva.sabnis-stull@preventcancer.org

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) announces its newly elected leadership team: Lisa Hughes, former CAMR vice president for membership, is the new CAMR president. Hughes is the senior director for policy and advocacy for the Prevent Cancer Foundation, where she oversees the organization’s policy, government, and advocacy work. She replaces Amy Comstock Rick, CEO of the Parkinson’s Action Network, who served as CAMR’s president for the past two years, the position’s term limit.

“I am honored to serve as president of CAMR at this important time in our nation’s stem cell research history,” said Hughes. “This past year saw a long-awaited and much-needed policy change, and we’re hopeful that with stem cell lines authorized for federal funding, we’ll get another step closer to better treatments and cures,” she added.

CAMR’s leadership team includes: Vice President of Operations/Secretary, Rhonda Norsetter, Senior Special Assistant to the Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Vice President of Membership, Ross Frommer, Deputy Vice President for Government and Community Affairs and Associate Dean, Columbia University Medical Center; Vice President of Finance/Treasurer, Daniel Perry, Executive Director, Alliance for Aging Research; Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Jennifer Poulakidas, Vice President, Congressional Affairs, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges; Vice President of Communications, Kevin Casey, Senior Director of Federal and State Relations, Harvard University; Vice President of State Initiatives, Tricia Brooks, Managing Director for Alliance Development, Biotechnology Industry Organization; and, Vice President of Science, Kevin Wilson, Director of Public Policy, American Society for Cell Biology.

In addition to the CAMR executive leadership, the following individuals were re-elected to serve on the CAMR board: David Chatel, Executive Vice President of Advocacy, National Multiple Sclerosis Society; Marla Gilson, Director of the Washington Action Office of Hadassah; Pam Lokken, Vice Chancellor, Government and Community Relations, Washington University in St. Louis; Michael Manganiello, Partner, HCM Strategists; Tony Mazzaschi, Senior Director, Scientific Affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges; Cynthia Rice, Vice President, Government Relations, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation; Amy Comstock Rick, Chief Executive Officer, Parkinson’s Action Network; Sean Tipton, Director of Public Affairs, American Society for Reproductive Medicine; Michael Werner, Partner, Holland and Knight, LLP.
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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation was founded in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.

Since its inception the Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 500 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.
About The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research
The Coalition for the Advancement of Medical Research (CAMR) is the nation’s leading pro-cures coalition. It is comprised of nearly 100 nationally recognized patient organizations, universities, scientific societies, and foundations advocating for the advancement of breakthrough research and technologies in regenerative medicine to cure disease and alleviate suffering for individuals with life-threatening illnesses and disorders.

Noche Peruana Benefits Prevent Cancer Foundation With Celebrity Chef Cooking

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 10, 2009

MEDIA CONTACT:
Apoorva Sabnis-Stull
703-837-3687
apoorva.sabnis-stull@preventcancer.org

ALEXANDRIA, VA — This Saturday, Macchu Pisco teams up with DC Peruvian restaurant Noche Peruana to host celebrity chef Guillermo Gonzales-Arica to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Chef Gonzales-Arica will be assisted by local celebrity and Foundation board member Dr. Elmer Huerta and renowned Peruvian artist Miki Fernández. During the evening, diners will be encouraged to support the Foundation through donation envelopes. The event is sponsored by the Embassy of Peru, The Counsel General of Peru, The Peruvian Mission at OAS and Mio Restaurant.

“We are honored to have Mio Restaurant and Dr. Huerta help celebrate and help out the Foundation,” explains Linda Chastain, Director of Special Events for the Foundation.

The $40 prix fixed dinner does not include a donation to the Foundation, but diners can make donations throughout the evening. The Foundation’s popular Guide to Preventable Cancers in English and Spanish will be available to guests. To make reservations for the event, please call (202) 955-0075.
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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation was founded in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.

Since its inception the Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 500 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

Alex Baker Is The Screen Your Boobs Sweepstake Winner

Saturday, December 5th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 5, 2009
MEDIA CONTACT:
Apoorva Sabnis-Stull
703-837-3687
apoorva.sabnis-stull@preventcancer.org

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Prevent Cancer Alex Baker of Keedysville, MD is the winner of the Pink Vespa LX 50 in the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Screen Your Boobs Sweepstakes. The Prevent Cancer Foundation partnered with Lifetime TV and Vespa USA to help promote screening guidelines and breast cancer education awareness through this unique campaign.

Thanks to Vespa USA’s generous donation, the Screen Your Boobs Sweepstakes enabled the public to enter for a chance to win the pink Vespa, while educating women of all ages about breast cancer and encourage them to get screened. Screen Your Boobs Sweepstakeswinner Alex Baker will claim her very own pink Vespa this month.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of 15 exclusive partners selected by Lifetime Television because of the Foundation’s extraordinary cancer prevention work and education. The Foundation continues to fight cancer with efforts to detect the disease early – and stop it before it strikes.

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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation was founded in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.

Since its inception the Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 500 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Progress Through Prevention

Friday, December 4th, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
December 4, 2009

MEDIA CONTACT:
Apoorva Sabnis-Stull
703-837-3687
apoorva.sabnis-stull@preventcancer.org

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to celebrate its silver jubilee as it commemorates 25 years of progress through prevention. The Foundation continues the fight for cancer prevention and early detection through research, education and community outreach to all populations, including children and the underserved.

In 1985, compelled by the memory of her late father, Edward P. Richardson, who died of cancer, Foundation President and Founder Carolyn Aldigé embarked on a mission that an emphasis on prevention could help decrease cancer deaths and incidence rates. Since then, through its research, education and outreach efforts, the Foundation has worked diligently to spread the prevention message to the public, spurring ground-breaking research and new ways to reach target audiences.

“Nearly 25 years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation began to raise awareness and educate the public about the power of cancer prevention,” explains Aldige. “Now the nation is catching up by focusing on prevention and wellness as weapons in the fight against cancer.”

Funding from the Prevent Cancer Foundation has helped researchers make significant strides in battling cancers that can be prevented — such as lung, oral, colon, testicular, breast, cervical, prostate, and skin cancer — through lifestyle changes or early detection and prompt treatment. Moreover, Foundation programs such as ịCelebremos la vida!, the Mammovan, National Dialogue for Action for Colorectal Cancer Screening and Annual Lung Cancer workshops, and community grants have helped to educate groups across the nation about cancer prevention. The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ continues to travel the nation while raising awareness about this preventable cancer that is highly curable when detected early through screening. While another signature effort, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, enables a bipartisan group of spouses of members of the Congress, Executive Branch and Supreme Court to work with the Foundation and spread the cancer prevention message around the country.

Over the years the Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention research, education and outreach programs nationwide  and has played a pivotal role in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important prevention and early detection strategies. The Foundation has funded over 400 scientists at over 150 leading medical institutions across the country and the Foundation’s public education programs have applied this scientific knowledge to teach the public about ways they can reduce their cancer risks.

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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation was founded in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.

Since its inception the Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 500 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.