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Prevent Cancer Foundation Founder Selected as 2014 Citizen of the Year

After nearly thirty years of service, Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldige will be presented with the 2014 inaugural Citizen of the Year Award by Rotary District 7610. The Rotary District 7610 Citizen of the Year Award is given in recognition of a non-Rotarian who exemplifies “Service Above Self.” The award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in the community and world at large.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Hires New Managing Directors of External Affairs and Development

(Alexandria, Va.)-As Prevent Cancer Foundation begins to plan for its 30th anniversary (December 2015), new senior staff were hired to round out its team. Jeanne Ellinport came on as Managing Director of External Affairs and Liz Davey as Managing Director of Development. “Jeanne and Liz both bring invaluable nonprofit experience in marketing and communications, public relations and fundraising. They will be incredible assets to the Prevent Cancer team,” says Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation honors CVS Caremark with 2014 James L. Mulshine, MD National Leadership Award

At its annual Lung Cancer Workshop in New York City, Prevent Cancer Foundation honored CVS Caremark with the 2014 James L. Mulshine, MD National Leadership Award. The company was recognized for its bold decision to discontinue the sale of tobacco products in their stores. The award was accepted by Dr. Nancy Gagliano, Chief Medical Officer of MinuteClinic of CVS Caremark.

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The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Encourages Everyone to Protect Your Skin Today and Every Day

To help reduce the rising rates of skin cancer, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention designated the Friday before Memorial Day, May 23, 2014, as “Don’t Fry Day.” Skin cancer is a largely preventable disease. Still remains the most common type of cancer in the United States, with more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year in more than two million people. That’s more than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. Melanoma, which accounts for the largest amount of skin cancer deaths, has steadily increased each year, for the last 30 years.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation announces winners of fourth annual National Colorectal Cancer Screening Competition

(ALEXANDRIA, Va.)—The Prevent Cancer Foundation awarded the first-place prize of its fourth annual Screening Saves Lives National Challenge to the Alaska Colorectal Cancer Partnership in Anchorage for its state-wide The Cancer I Can Prevent media campaign to increase colorectal cancer screening. The Partnership of tribal and non-tribal partners, clinics, hospitals, survivors, physicians and local non-profits is the winner of a $7,500 grant to enhance community-level colorectal awareness and screening efforts.

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Valentine’s Campaign urges everyone to “Check Your Mate”

The Prevent Cancer Foundation launched an attention grabbing, tongue-in-cheek campaign using edgy, humorous e-cards to remind everyone that Valentine’s Day is a good time to “Check Your Mate” for troublesome signs of cancer.

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Scientists at four Universities to share $480,000 in Research Grants

Scientists at four major universities have been awarded 2-year $80,000 grants to fund early research in cancer prevention, the Prevent Cancer Foundation announced today. The latest round of Prevent Cancer research grants went to scientists at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Illinois – Chicago, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Prevent Cancer Foundation Awards $40,000 in Community Grants

Four community organizations on the front lines of the battle against cancer will receive a total of $40,000 in grants for cancer prevention education programs, the Prevent Cancer Foundation announced. Each of the $10,000 grants supports cancer programs focusing on breast, cervical and colorectal cancer.

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Video Game Marathon Raises Over $1 Million for Cancer Prevention

Donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation tallied more than $1 million when the sun came up on Sunday, the end of the non-stop, weeklong “Awesome Games Done Quick,” (AGDQ) a video game marathon.

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Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Honors Advocates for Carrying Messages of Prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program honored journalist Andrea Mitchell, Olympian Shannon Miller, congressional spouse Landra Reid and the Department of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative at the annual Action for Cancer Awareness luncheon on November 19 on Capitol Hill.

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