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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 […]

Thinking Globally and Acting Locally

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has been on the national scene for the past 25 years and during that time, the Foundation has advocated for national legislation, promoted cancer prevention at the National Institutes of Health and even helped proclaim March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. However, the Foundation also understands the importance of community outreach […]

Ten Years Later: Colorectal Cancer Prevention Still Saving Lives

Ten years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation recognized a need to raise awareness, attention and funding for colorectal cancer. Our first step was to pass a resolution officially designating the month in the US Senate, US House and White House, declaring March 2000 as the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The Foundation and […]