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Foundation’s Board Chair Receives Malcolm Baldrige Award

Friday, November 14th, 2014

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Scott McIntyre, PwC’s Global and U.S. Public Sector Leader, Takes His Company to the Top

(Alexandria, VA) – The Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to recognize the Chairman of our Board of Directors, Scott McIntyre, and his Global and U.S. Public Sector team at PwC for receiving the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. This award, which was established by Congress, recognizes PwC’s Public Sector Practice for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership.
“I’ve run our Foundation for nearly 29 years, and I know how hard it is to please everyone. While leading the Foundation, Scott has simultaneously led his team at PwC to achieve 100 percent customer satisfaction. It’s hard for me to imagine achieving perfection in that environment,” said Carolyn Aldigé, President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.
The Foundation congratulates Scott and his team at PwC on this distinguished recognition.

To learn more, visit: www.pwc.com/publicsector.

About the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award was established in 1987 and is not given for specific products or services. Since the first group was recognized in 1988, 105 awards have been presented to 99 organizations (including six repeat winners). The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, managed by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in cooperation with the private sector, raises awareness about the importance of performance excellence in driving the U.S. and global economy; provides organizational assessment tools and criteria; educates leaders in businesses, schools, health care organizations, and government and nonprofit organizations about the practices of national role models; and recognizes those role models with the Baldrige Award.

For more information, including profiles of the 2014 Baldrige Award recipients, go to http://www.nist.gov/baldrige.

About The Prevent Cancer Foundation

Founded in 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided $138 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and outreach programs across the country.

 

Prevent Cancer Foundation Issues National Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness Challenge

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

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March 1, 2012

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

(Alexandria, Va.)–In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is launching the second annual Screening Saves Lives Challenge on March 1. The Challenge is a national competition for organizations to submit their best colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and awareness initiatives for their communities. The theme of this year’s Challenge is families.

Projects may range from public awareness and education to screening and patient navigation with a focus on families. The first prize winner will receive a $5,000 grant and a site visit from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™, a 20-foot interactive educational exhibit, to enhance local CRC awareness efforts.

“Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed in the United States and one of the most preventable,” says Erica Childs Warner, Director of Community Outreach. “The Prevent Cancer Foundation realizes the importance of screening and awareness programs on the local level and uses the National Challenge as a way to champion grass-roots community projects.”

Community members are encouraged to support local CRC projects through online voting beginning April 12. The projects that receive the most votes will move on in the competition to be judged by a selection committee and the final winner will be announced on May 14.

The Screening Saves Lives website is the home base for the competition and contains community discussion boards, learning tools and sharing opportunities that will raise awareness and promote an open dialogue about CRC. To learn more, visit www.screeningsaves.org or call Sarah Abou at (703) 837-3682.

Since 2000, March has been National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCRCAM). The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud of its work each year during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and its history of raising awareness, increasing screening rates and promoting healthy living to ultimately reducing the death toll from this very preventable cancer.

About The Prevent Cancer Foundation:
Founded in 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading health organizations that has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. The Foundation seeks to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!  Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $125 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide.
For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

Recent NYU Grads Bike Cross Country to Raise Money and Awareness for the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Friday, August 5th, 2011

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August 5, 2011

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

(Alexandria, Va.)—Duo Dallas Plikuhn and Zachary Rosenthal are cycling across the nation to raise money and awareness for the Prevent Cancer Foundation and two other charities—using a pair of one-gear bicycles. Starting in Brooklyn, N.Y. and riding to Seaside, Ore., the two are first heading south along the Atlantic then west through Virginia, Kentucky and Illinois before embarking on the historic route that Lewis and Clark took while exploring America in 1804.

The Foundation has designated the “One Gear Boys” as a virtual team for the upcoming Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K. Their fundraising goal is $10,000 for each charity. Plikuhn and Rosenthal estimate the trip to take between eight to ten weeks, and will be minimizing costs by camping and couchsurfing along the way. They departed July 31 and are already well on their way, reaching Baltimore this week, bringing their total mileage to 361 miles so far. They are also documenting their journey along the way, hoping to test their own limits while also raising awareness for the three charities.

Those who want to show their support for the “One Gear Boys” can donate through the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5K Web site www.preventcancer5K.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 $125 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

“Don’t Fry Day” Kicks Off the Summer Season

Friday, May 27th, 2011

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.)—To combat the nation’s rising skin cancer rates, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is partnering with the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention to promote the Friday before Memorial Day, May 27 as “Don’t Fry Day.”  The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s new interactive web resource, “Save Your Skin”, is a great source for sun safety-tips.

“Save Your Skin”, underwritten by Bristol Myers Squibb, provides a wide variety of sun safety tools—allowing visitors to easily check the UV index in their area, or even download smart phone apps to stay informed while on-the-go. There are also quizzes, video messages and other tools to educate the public on skin checks and sun protection.

Most skin cancer is caused by damage from the sun’s UV rays. This year, 68,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma—the most dangerous type of skin cancer—and nearly 12,000 will die of the disease.

May is also National Cancer Research Month, which recognizes the important science that drives the fields of cancer prevention and treatment. In addition to this key research, the public must educate themselves—lowering their own cancer risk by making smart and healthy lifestyle choices.

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About Prevent Cancer Foundation
Founded in 1985, Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading health organizations that has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $120 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country.

For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

Prevent Cancer Foundation Presents 2011 Laurels Awards at 13th Annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening Conference

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

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April 5, 2011

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

Three Recipients Honored for Advocacy, National Leadership and Innovative Programs

(BALTIMORE, MD) – The Prevent Cancer Foundation presented the 2011 Laurels Awards to three recipients on March 25 at the 13th Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Prevention Now for a Healthier Tomorrow. The Cancer Prevention Laurels recognize and celebrate innovators and leaders in the fight against colorectal cancer. This year’s Laurels recipients included Dr. Whitney F. Jones, Mary Katya Doroshenk, MA and Dr. Sanja Percac-Lima, PhD.

Dr. Whitney F. Jones, recipient of the Laurel for Advocacy, founded the Colon Cancer Prevention Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing colon cancer screening rates in Kentucky and surrounding communities. “I am primarily humbled in receiving this award—this Laurel reflects on the great work of the board and our colon cancer prevention partners in the region. So many people have worked hard over the years and none of this could have been done without them,” said Jones.

Recipient of the Laurel for National Leadership, Mary Katya Doroshenk is the director of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, an organization co-founded by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable brings together organizations for the purpose of increasing colorectal cancer screening rates. “The Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided tremendous leadership in the area of getting people screened for cancer, so it means a lot to be recognized by them,” said Doroshenk. “This award reflects how much Roundtable members contribute above and beyond their everyday jobs to our shared mission, to struggle with difficult concepts, to find solutions, and to actively demonstrate that by pooling our talents we can make a difference.”

Dr. Sanja Percac-Lima received the Cancer Prevention Laurel for Innovative Programs. “By recognizing this program, we hope that it can extend our culturally tailored multilingual patient navigator program across all primary care practices, especially among underserved populations,” said Percac-Lima. Not only does Percac-Lima teach at Harvard Medical School, but she also leads Cancer Outreach Programs at Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement.

As the creator of Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is committed to providing an environment to exchange ideas for increasing preventive services and colorectal cancer screening.

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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 $120 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.