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Congressional Families Program member LeeAnn Johnson hosts Cancer Prevention Day

On November 2, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® Executive Council member LeeAnn Johnson (spouse of Rep. Bill Johnson, Ohio), in collaboration with Memorial Health System and the Congressional Families Program®, hosted a Cancer Prevention, Early Detection & Wellness Day in Marietta, Ohio. The public event featured cancer screenings, wellness demonstrations, healthy food samples and walk-through […]

The Weekly, November 15, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Facing ‘Certain Death,’ Teenager With Vaping Injury Gets Double Lung Transplant TUESDAY, Nov. 12, 2019 (The New York Times)—A 17-year-old boy whose lungs were irreversibly damaged by vaping received a double-lung transplant at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, a lifesaving measure taken when […]

No-Shave November: Impact and evolution

We’re halfway through November and so far, you’ve raised more than $650,000 for cancer research and early detection! To keep the momentum going, we wanted to look back and remember how this tradition all began. In 2007 the Hill family lost their father, Matthew Hill, after a yearlong battle with colorectal cancer. Matthew, a loving […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. November 8, 2019

November 8, 2019 Trump administration considers exempting vape shops from e-cigarette ban The president recently announced his intent to ban flavored e-cigarettes from the market to curb the widespread vaping epidemic among children and teens. However, while speaking at the White House on Wednesday, presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said the administration may exempt vape shops […]

The Weekly, November 8, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—While 6 in 10 Americans say they’re concerned about developing cancer, only 1 in 4 make cancer prevention part of their daily lives, a new […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run

Check out photos from the Health Fair and 5k HERE! ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, November 3. The event was held at Nationals Park, home to the 2019 World Series champion team, the Washington Nationals. The Prevent Cancer Foundation brought the community […]

Check your balls

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 edition of Cancer PreventionWorks. In February, Steven Eisner noticed an unusual firmness in his right testicle during a regular self-check. Since he’s a gamer and frequently participates in Awesome Games Done Quick, a video game marathon that has raised more than $6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, […]

The Weekly, November 1, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Black Salve Is A Dangerous Fake Cancer Cure, But It Continues To Flourish In Facebook Groups WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (BuzzFeed News)—”Black salve” burns through human skin, but Facebook says that groups dedicated to the sham medicine don’t violate its community guidelines. In other […]

Drop your razor: No-Shave November is here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—No-Shave November! Each autumn we team up with our friends at No-Shave November to encourage men and women around the world to drop their razors and spread awareness of cancer prevention—and raise money for important programs and research in the process. What one family started more than a […]

Celebrate Halloween with a healthy twist

Americans will spend more than $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year, nearly as much as they’ll spend on costumes. That’s pretty scary! Even though we know sugar contributes to obesity and obesity is linked to increased cancer risk, it’s hard to avoid sweets on special occasions. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about […]