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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 […]

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All-in for cancer prevention at the 8th Bad Beat on Cancer Poker Tournament

More than 200 players and spectators cashed in their chips for cancer prevention at the Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament. This was the 8th tournament hosted for the Prevent Cancer Foundation® by Drew and Michele Figdor of New York, NY, who started the tournament in 2003. This year’s event raised a record $241,000 […]

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Let’s talk about lungs: Building awareness across the nation

After the world turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time for another type of cancer to take the spotlight: lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women and is responsible for 14 percent of all new cancer cases—so our fight is far from over. […]

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My summer project

Hi! My name is Molly and I am excited to write about a summer project I did for school.  Writing is my favorite subject in school, so I am happy to write all about what I did. This past summer I worked on a project for school that related to Global Citizenship. I really wanted […]

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Controlling the controllables: My philosophy on cancer prevention

Hello! My name is Cecilia Barowski, and I am a 25-year-old professional runner training for the 2020 Olympics in the 800m, studying for the GRE before applying to a grad program in Speech-Language Pathology, planning a wedding for next August and trying my best to live a healthy and fulfilling life! It can be difficult […]