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Spring clean your wellness routine

It’s hard to find motivation in the winter to commit to a healthy routine with less daylight, colder temperatures and fewer outdoor activities. Now that spring is here, ditch the unhealthy habits you’ve developed and recommit to wellness. Here are five tips to get you back on track. Fix your bedtime routine. Sleep is an […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation Game Night: Hit a Home Run for Health!

The Prevent Cancer Foundation Game Night at Nationals Park on August 4 promises to be a great game for baseball fans and an even better one for cancer prevention and early detection. The capital area team leads the National League East and the August 4 game is sure to be an exciting one as the […]

Lifestyle Matters Seminar on Capitol Hill

The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held an event at the U.S. Capitol in March for National Nutrition Month to focus on the important role that lifestyle factors, such as a healthy diet, exercise, social support and the environment play in reducing one’s risk for cancer.

Setting Healthy Habits for Your Kids Now Will Pay Off In the Future

The wellness habits and attitudes formed in childhood play a large role in a child’s future health. Today kicks off Every Kid Healthy Week, a national campaign aimed to combat childhood obesity. Why is obesity an important issue to the Prevent Cancer Foundation? We know that up to one-third of all new cancer diagnoses in […]

6 Exercise Activities for You and Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day is usually all about chocolate, candy, jewelry and flowers. This February change it up and add a healthy twist to your date plans. Research has shown that maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly can prevent many cancers and reduce other health risks. Exercising with your sweetheart is a fun way to spend […]

Yes, We Know, Another Six Weeks of Winter

It’s only February and 2015 has already experienced some severe winter storms. Snow has blanketed the Northeast, especially Boston, which received a record-breaking 78 inches of snow in 17 days. Thousands have been snowed into their homes and the storms are still coming. In preparation for the prolonged cold weather, here are some tips to […]

5k Walk/Run & health fair are not to be missed

5 days and counting! This coming Sunday, September 21, marks the 6th annual Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run. The Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run is a family (and dog!) friendly event focused on promoting healthy living. Participants run or walk along the Capitol Riverfront boardwalk and through Yards Park, enjoying scenic views along the way. We know […]

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Many people are shy when it comes to discussing prostate cancer. Viewed as a personal, private disease, prostate cancer is too often discussed in hushed tones. But hushed tones can’t educate. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month devoted to educating men (and women) about prostate cancer statistics, symptoms, prevention and early detection. Let’s […]

Saying thanks at the Prevent Cancer 5k

After recently celebrating eight years of being cancer free, I have so much to be thankful for. My family and I are participating in the 5k Walk/Run at Nationals Park on September 21 as a small expression of our gratitude to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Without Prevent Cancer, I would not be where I am […]

A chef's decision to run for his health

On the morning of September 21, 2014, the Prevent Cancer Foundation will host its annual 5K Walk/Run at Nationals Park. My husband and I are particularly excited to be a part of this event and support Prevent Cancer’s mission of saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. Speaking of my husband: If you keep […]