Archive for October, 2012

2012 Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Is Most Successful to Date

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:    
October 3, 2012

MEDIA CONTACT:
Liona Chan
(703) 519-2107
Liona.Chan@preventcancer.org

(Alexandria, Va.)–The Prevent Cancer Foundation raised over $110,000 at a successful fourth annual Prevent Cancer 5K walk/run on September 30 in Washington, D.C. Held at Nationals Park for the first time, this year’s event had the most participants and the largest number of teams ever, raising the most money in the history of the event. The proceeds will go toward the Foundation’s research, community outreach, advocacy and education programs.

Top individual fundraiser Allison Hutchins raised $3,025, winning a treadmill desk grand prize, generously donated by exclusive fitness partner LifeSpan Fitness. The top fundraising team was the Cancer Conquers also led by Allison Hutchins, raising $7,640 and winning a catered dinner for 10 by Windows Catering. Ginger Albright of the Cancer Conquerers was the second top individual fundraiser with $2,165, and Grant Allen’s team All in Against Cancer came in second in team fundraising with $7,455.

After completing the 5K walk/run around the stadium, participants were able to hit balls in the Nationals batting cages, hang out in the Nats dugout, meet Washington Kastles mascot Topspin and the Nats racing president Teddy. Many received on-site flu shots from Walgreens and free oral cancer screenings as well.

“I was truly humbled and overwhelmed by the support the entire community bestowed upon us,” said Event Chair Katherine Kennedy. “There are so many people to thank from the team captains rallying more teams and participants than ever before to so many generous sponsors and friends of the Foundation pooling their resources for this spectacular event. Truly a group effort to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!”

“This year’s event was an overwhelming success,” said Jan Bresch, the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “We were able to continue to expand our event this year at a fantastic venue and incorporate many activities in addition to the 5K for participants and their families, making a great day of cancer prevention and fun.”

Many thanks to generous sponsors Bayer HealthCare (Grand Slam), Johnson & Johnson (Home Run), Pricewaterhouse Coopers (Triple), Venable (Triple), Lilly (Double), Millenium Pharmaceuticals (Double), Genentech (RBI), 1-800 CONTACTS (RBI), MarcParc Valet (In-Kind), Subway (In-Kind) and exclusive fitness partner LifeSpan Fitness.

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About the Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $130 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Women’s Health Panel on Prevention Kicks off Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, October 1st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:     
September 28, 2012

MEDIA CONTACT:
Liona Chan
(703) 519-2107
Liona.Chan@preventcancer.org

(Alexandria, Va.)–The Prevent Cancer Foundation in partnership with The National Museum for Women in the Arts will be hosting the “Empowering Women on Prevention” panel on Tuesday October 2. The discussion will focus on empowering women and the steps they can take to reduce the risks of cancer. WUSA 9 TV anchor Andrea Roane will moderate and the panel will feature physician, educator and breast cancer survivor Carolyn D. Runowicz, M.D., physician, health and wellness expert Ann Kulze, M.D. and entrepreneur, founder of Athena Water and breast cancer survivor Trish May. With the beginning of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this lively discussion is especially timely as two of the panelists are breast cancer survivors themselves. The reception begins at 5:30 pm with the panel discussion to follow at 6:30 pm.

After the panel discussion, guests are invited to take self guided tours of the special exhibition “Women Who Rock.” This event is sponsored by Athena Water. Seating is still available however space is limited. Please RSVP to Dorothy Abernathy at 703-837-3698 or Dorothy.Abernathy@preventcancer.org.

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About the Prevent Cancer Foundation:
The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, the Foundation has provided more than $130 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

About the National Museum of Women in the Arts:
The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments. For more information, please visit www.nmwa.org.