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It’s time to shine the spotlight on prevention

Did you know that up to 50 percent of cancer cases are preventable? That’s half of all cases! While not all cancers can be prevented, there’s a lot you can do now to lower your risk of getting cancer in the future. February is Cancer Prevention Month, so all month long we are shining the […]

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The chance encounter that saved my life

Mary Campbell is pursuing a master’s degree in public health at the University of Florida and is a former collegiate water polo player. As a public health student, she’s learned about the importance of preventing cancer—but one chance encounter with a stranger changed her perspective and saved her life. Now she uses her voice to […]

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If only…

It was that time of year again. The time of year that most women dread…the annual well-woman check-up. The oh-so-uncomfortable Pap test. Some women dread it so much they skip their exams—or even worse, don’t even schedule one. But not me…I went every year.   One year was a little different. The nurse asked me if […]

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Invest in Your Health – WTOP interviews Carolyn Aldige and Dr. Jim Mulshine of the Prevent Cancer Foundation

You can save money to better your future financial health, but did you know you can also invest in your physical health? Everyday choices you make in your 20s, 30s and 40s — from what you eat, to the immunizations you receive — can impact your well-being now and down the road, and even help […]

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2018: A year in review

2018 was filled with new opportunities in cancer prevention and early detection, including new connections with communities across the country (and around the world!). We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some of our highlights from the year. With your generosity, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® was able to provide grants for community cancer […]

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3 delicious drinks for Dry January

After indulging during the holidays, you may like to take some time to reset and start the year off with healthy habits. Participating in “Dry January”—or giving up alcohol during the first month of the year—has become a popular health trend. Alcohol has been linked to several types of cancer and your risk increases the […]

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Feel good about where you give in 2019

If you’ve been waiting until 2019 to make your charitable donations, now’s the perfect time. Kick off the new year with the spirit of giving by making a gift that will really make an impact. There is no shortage of amazing organizations out there that are worthy of your time and generosity. But how do […]

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Overcoming the unknown

The UnidosUS conference serves as a meeting and learning environment for individuals within the Hispanic community. The Family Expo that accompanies the conference allows for various organizations to connect with the community as well as provide various goods and services. I worked as a Programs Intern at the Prevent Cancer Foundation® and though it’s hard […]

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When it comes to fighting cancer, we’re all on the same team

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to the northernmost part of Michigan to see one of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees in action. Joining me in their home state to visit McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital were fellow congressional spouses and members of the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, Colleen Ochoa Peters (wife […]

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Thank you hairy much!

To all of our fearless No-Shavers, Thank you for ditching your razors in the name of cancer prevention. It was another amazing year for No-Shave November—together, you raised more than $1.5 million to help in the fight against cancer. These donations will fund educational programs to raise awareness about cancer prevention and support community screening […]