November 23, 2009
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November 23, 2009
ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Prevent Cancer Foundation partnered with Kaleidoscope in a holiday entertainment variety show that will air on FOX on Thanksgiving Day. Kaleidoscope features Olympic skating champions (and cancer survivors) Scott Hamilton and Dorothy Hamill, along with Grammy award-winning, and cancer survivor Olivia Newton-John to help address issues surrounding women and cancer. Other skaters and singers include Kristi Yamaguchi, Victor Petrenko, and David Archuleta.
In its third year, Kaleidoscope has evolved from Frosted Pink, an awareness concert that solely focused on survivors of breast and gynecological cancers, to a Kaleidoscope of all cancers that affect women, including lung, colorectal and skin. This program celebrates women and the roles they play in the battle against cancer as patients, caregivers, and advocates. Edge Entertainment created Kaleidoscope, together with sanofi-aventis and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), as a means of focusing on women and cancer to help raise awareness.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation chose to be a collaborating partner to expand the messaging and awareness of cancer prevention and early detection. “We are delighted to be a partner in this unique and positive endeavor,” explains Jan Mahrer, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The Kaleidoscope team of advocacy partners represents a wide variety and “colors” of cancers and causes.
Tune into FOX at 4:00 (EST) on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2009, to watch Kaleidoscope unite survivorship, sport and song into this unparalleled event and celebration.
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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation was founded in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.
Since its inception the Prevent Cancer Foundation has provided more than $113 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs across the country. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to nearly 400 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.