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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 […]

“Prevention at Every Age” at the 27th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon

L-R: Honoree Amanda Soto, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressional Families Director Lisa McGovern, Patrick Dempsey, and honoree LeeAnn Johnson. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered the Members Room of the Library of Congress, a bipartisan audience, including members of Congress and congressional spouses, as well as leaders in the […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the death of Cokie Roberts

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our friend, 2003 Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness honoree and breast cancer advocate Cokie Roberts. Ms. Roberts was widely respected as a trailblazer in journalism and a top Washington journalist for NPR and ABC News. As a best-selling author, three-time Emmy Award […]

Preventing cancer at the Iowa State Fair

Going to the state fair is not the healthiest activity that comes to mind. From fried Oreos to corn dogs, you can find nearly any junk food at summer fairs across the U.S., and the Iowa State Fair is no exception. But the fair is not just about trying the craziest junk food mash-ups—or, in […]

Listen to your body: A young-onset colorectal cancer patient’s journey

Patrick Beauregard is a 31-year-old Marine corporal who, at age 29, was diagnosed with metastatic colon cancer that had spread to his lungs. With support from his family and his wife, Amanda, he is sharing his story to advocate for more awareness of colorectal cancer among young adults. Patrick and his oncologist, Dr. Kimmie Ng […]

Beating the buzzer on testicular cancer: Phil Kessel’s story

In August 2006, it seemed like Phil Kessel had it all. He was the fifth overall pick in the National Hockey League (NHL) entry draft and was about to start his professional hockey career with the Boston Bruins with a multimillion dollar contract after years of hard work and dedication. But four months later, at […]

When it comes to fighting cancer, we’re all on the same team

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to the northernmost part of Michigan to see one of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees in action. Joining me in their home state to visit McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital were fellow congressional spouses and members of the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, Colleen Ochoa Peters (wife […]

“Families Helping Families” at the 26th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon

The 26th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon celebrated cancer prevention honorees at the Library of Congress on September 27, attracting a bipartisan, bicameral audience of congressional members and spouses, as well as leaders in the cancer community. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program’s signature event recognizes congressional spouses, journalists and other advocates for […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® visits McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of $25,000 grant for lung cancer prevention program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today is visiting McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Foundation to provide lung cancer prevention education and screening services. McLaren Northern Michigan will provide lung cancer screenings for 400 patients and education about […]

Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosts webcast on social determinants of health

Where you live affects your health. Life expectancies and chronic disease rates vary from zip code to zip code, even across small geographic distances. Experts say the reasons for this are the social determinants of health, which are “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of […]