It’s time to shine the spotlight on prevention

Published on February 4, 2019

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 spotlight on prevention—sharing ways you can lower your cancer risk and help raise awareness about the importance of prevention. Make sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so you can join the conversation!

We won’t be doing this alone. We’ve enlisted the help of some of our partners who use their voices to spread the word about the power of prevention. We’ll be sharing their stories throughout the month to help inspire you to take the steps to be the healthiest version of you.

Meet our 2019 Prevention Partners:                   

  • Thomas Bellezza is an entertainer and kidney cancer survivor who encourages others to listen to their bodies and advocate for themselves when they go to the doctor. Read his story.
  • Cecilia Barowski is an elite professional runner and Olympic hopeful. After her mother passed away from breast cancer, she had a pessimistic mindset about her health until a friend shared a simple mantra that changed her perspective. Read her story.
  • Mary Campbell is a former collegiate water polo player and a public health master’s student at the University of Florida. She knew about cancer prevention from her studies, but it took on a whole new meaning after a chance encounter with a stranger. Read her story.

Want to share your cancer prevention story? Post with the hashtag #People4Prevention on social media and we may share YOUR story during Cancer Prevention Month! 

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