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Breakaway Day 4: A Festival in Modesto

The city of Modesto, CA welcomed the Breakaway from Cancer Tour with open arms.  The Mayor of Modesto joined us, along with many members of the community who were active participants in the ceremonies of Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.)  What a great city in which to start off my journey […]

Foundation's Super Colon® Visits San Francisco's Asian Heritage Street Celebration

The 6th Annual Asian Heritage Festival marked the Prevent Cancer Super Colon®’s  first visit to San Francisco. Thanks to the California Colon Cancer Control Program (CCCCP) the exhibit brought awareness about prevention and early detection of colon cancer to this premier community event. Hundreds of people turned out to see healthy colon tissue, as well […]

Breakaway Day 3: Honors in Santa Cruz

If you were watching the Amgen Tour of California coverage on Versus, you very likely saw Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn (Bo) Aldigé in Santa Cruz, CA presenting the yellow jersey to David Zabriskie, winner of Stage 3 of the tour! Host City Events Today was a special day on the Tour. In […]

Breakaway Day 2: Rain in Santa Rosa

Today’s weather was drastically different and I’m glad for my Breakaway rain jacket! Santa Rosa is a beautiful and welcoming town, and even the torrential (okay, I exaggerate) rain couldn’t keep spectators away. I had some great conversations with locals and visitors from across the country! The Most Courageous Rider Before I traveled to the tour […]

Breakaway Day 1: Sunny Sacramento

Hello from a very sunny Sacramento, and the kick off of the Amgen Tour of California – and I was lathered up in sunscreen today! The Breakaway from Cancer initiative advocates a unique approach to preventing and surviving cancer—teams. Many of you may be wondering, how does one take a team approach to prevention? Well often […]

There's a new appreciation for vitamin C

Getting plenty of vitamin C may be especially important for pregnant moms and infants.

Rummage Sale to Raise Awareness

After her grandmother was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer, high school student Stephanie Brule set out on a mission: cancer prevention. Stephanie wanted to keep others from experiencing the pain her family had endured after her grandmother’s diagnosis, so she decided to host a rummage sale to benefit the Foundation. For two days, Stephanie […]

Prevent Cancer Super Colon visits San Francisco

May 15 (Saturday) 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.: The Foundation is thrilled to be working with the California Department of Public Health Colon Cancer Control Program to bring the “Prevent Cancer’s SuperColon” to San Francisco for the first time. The exhibit raises awareness about the importance of early colon cancer detection and encourages visitors to […]

Breakaway from Cancer

Bo Aldigé, Lisa Hughes, and myself are thrilled to be heading out to the Amgen Tour of California next week as part of the Breakaway from Cancer initiative. Breakaway from Cancer aims to raise awareness of the comprehensive array of resources available to cancer patients – from prevention to education and support to financial assistance and survivorship. As part of the initiative we will be crisscrossing California helping to spread the Foundation’s important messages through the campaign while following the tour.

Last year we had quite an adventure, meeting with many Californians about the importance of cancer

Last year we had quite an adventure, meeting with many Californians about the importance of cancer.

Healthcare Reform: What Does It Mean for Prevention?

On March 21, 2010 the House of Representatives passed legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, that will make changes to our country’s healthcare system.  This legislation was signed into law by the President. There are many provisions that will have a positive impact on cancer prevention.   Several of them have been long-standing policy […]