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Step Away 5K: What Does Healthy Mean?

Today there was a group of us talking about my blog and the question came up: “What does healthy mean?”  A good question and it sparked a great debate. My Healthy Resources Before I go on let me state again for the record I am not a physician.  Nor do I have any medical training.   […]

Bad Beat on Cancer: Cancer is a Drag

No, we’re not very unattractive women in need of electrolysis. We’re dressing in drag to play poker and support Bad Beat on Cancer® during the World Series of Poker (WSOP).  Okay, and maybe it’s because we like to wear ladies’ clothing just a little bit. The Bet Seriously, why are we doing this?  Rafe lost a game of […]

Prevention a Highlight of ASCO Breakaway from Cancer Policy Roundtable

Friday night, I had the pleasure of listening to a dynamic policy discussion hosted by the Breakaway from Cancer campaign.  Carolyn Aldigé, the founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, represented us on the panel consisting of two nationally recognized oncologists, leadership of our Breakaway from Cancer partners, and actor Patrick Dempsey who joined the meeting […]

Step Away 5K: With a Huff and a Puff

Finally got my rear in gear and headed back into the gym.  There was a lot more huffing and puffing than normal and muscles that were getting lazy registered their displeasure with soreness. Road Block Somehow I felt no shame about being lazy while pushing my sister or the fact that I accepted the challenge […]

Andrea Roane Highlights Foundation's ¡Celebremos la vida! Program

Even though I’m a pretty shy person I was ready to jump in front of the WUSA News9 cameras to talk about the ¡Celebremos la vida! program with Andrea Roane, WUSA 9 news anchor and a Sustaining Director on the Board of Directors of the Foundation. I was more than happy to talk about Celebremos! […]

Dr. Richard Wender: The Manly Thing to Do

The strongest predictor of how long a new-born baby is destined to live is not whether they’re born in a city or in a rural area, their nationality, or the color of their skin.  It’s whether they are born male or female.  Men live about 5 fewer years than women. Are men just genetically predisposed […]

Breakaway Wrap-up: An Awesome Finale

Katie and I are back in the office, both exhausted and exhilarated from our time on the road with the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC) and the Breakaway from Cancer campaign. The last three days of the tour were spent in amazing cities.  Big Bear Lake, Los Angeles, and Thousand Oaks.  I rode in a […]

Step Away 5K: Getting Back on Track

It’s not easy. The last several months have been challenging for me health wise. But I’m on the upturn, except for getting back into my normal exercise routine. If anyone has an easy fix for this I’d love to hear it.  I foolishly thought I could pick it up again with no problem.  I was […]

Breakaway Day 5: Winners in Bakersfield

Lisa and I had a little free time yesterday morning, and saw our opportunity to jump on the winners podium!  As we follow the Breakaway from Cancer Tour, we see lots of winners. There are lots of winners everywhere. These winners are the lifestyle winners, the people who find information on cancer prevention and general health and […]

Step Away 5K: This year I’ll be ready & able

Last September, the Foundation held its inaugural Step Away from CancerTM (SAFC) 5K in Washington, DC.  I had decided to “step in” and get in shape to participate.   I had no idea what I was in for when I made that decision. Best Laid Plans “Getting in shape” was more than just working out appropriately […]