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Get served: How to fit more fruits and veggies into your diet

Despite our parents’ pleas to “eat your fruits and veggies,” most Americans don’t consume the recommended amounts, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Adults should eat 1½-2 cups of fruit and 2-3 cups of vegetables a day, and kids should eat 1-2 cups of fruit and 1-3 cups of vegetables a […]

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Preventing cancer at the Iowa State Fair

Going to the state fair is not the healthiest activity that comes to mind. From fried Oreos to corn dogs, you can find nearly any junk food at summer fairs across the U.S., and the Iowa State Fair is no exception. But the fair is not just about trying the craziest junk food mash-ups—or, in […]

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Listen to your body: A young-onset colorectal cancer patient’s journey

Patrick Beauregard is a 31-year-old Marine corporal who, at age 29, was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer that had spread to his lungs. With support from his family and his wife, Amanda, he is sharing his story to advocate for more awareness of colorectal cancer among young adults. Patrick and his oncologist, Dr. Kimmie Ng […]

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Kick your fundraising into overdrive

Turn your passion for cancer prevention and early detection into action! You and your friends have the power to help prevent cancer. Let your creativity soar using the new Prevent Cancer Foundation® fundraising website to create a fundraiser and collect donations.  Do you love video games? Our new website gives you the ability to host […]

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Marshmallows making a difference: Nomadic Kitchen

Alexandra Shuman is a classically trained chef who turned her passion for food into her own business, Nomadic Kitchen. Her one-woman venture is a confectionary shop that provides fresh reinterpretations of a childhood classic: marshmallows. Her shop boasts a variety of unique marshmallow flavors like key lime and dulce de leche, offering handmade fluffy goodness […]

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A picture can save a life: Danielle’s story

Danielle Romanetti is a successful small business owner, knitting aficionado and mom to an energetic kindergartener. After some friends mentioned a new mole on her forehead, she made an appointment with a dermatologist and found out she had basil cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, she’s sharing […]

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#VaccinesWork: Your best shot at cancer prevention

During the last week of April, people from around the world spread the word about World Immunization Week—a time to raise awareness about the vaccines that help protect and save millions of lives every year. You may know that vaccines can help prevent childhood diseases like measles, mumps and chicken pox, but did you know […]

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Friendship makes fairytales a reality: David Tutera and Mindy Lam

In addition to being the official designer of the Prevent Cancer Foundation® Annual Spring Gala, David Tutera is also a weddings and celebrations expert. David’s new television show, My Great Big Live Wedding, follows him as he helps eight couples plan the weddings of their dreams. Through this process, David enlisted the help of some […]

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National Minority Health Month: Cancer is not equal

April is National Minority Health Month, a time to call attention to the serious health disparities experienced by underserved racial, ethnic and geographic communities across the U.S. Cancer affects us all, but it doesn’t affect us all the same. Take a look at a few stats that illustrate these inequalities: Rates of new cases and […]

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“Too Young for This Sh*t: The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer” Webcast

Colorectal cancer is often thought of as an “old person’s disease,” but it’s becoming more common among younger adults (under age 50). On April 22, Congressional Families hosted a live webcast, “The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer,” at the National Association of Broadcasters studios to educate the public about this alarming trend and focus the […]