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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 […]

What your zip code says about your health [webcast]

Webcast: What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11 AM EDT Moderated by Maggie Fox, Senior Health Reporter, NBC News Panelists: Sherrie Flynt Wallington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center  Electra Paskett, Ph.D., Associate Director for Population Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio […]

“Check Your Mate” seminar

Given that Valentine’s Day and National Cancer Prevention Awareness Month both fall in February, it’s the perfect time to talk about the important role loved ones play in each other’s health. On Thursday, February 15, the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program gathered for a “Check Your Mate” seminar to do just that. Congressional Families Executive […]

How to reach out in YOUR district or state seminar

Congressional Families held a seminar on October 4, 2017, on How To Reach Out in YOUR District or State. The purpose of this seminar, held at the Members and Families Room of the U.S. Capitol, was for Congressional spouses to share tips and brainstorm new ways to successfully publish op-eds and letters to the editor, […]

Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon celebrates 25 years

A bipartisan, bicameral group of cancer prevention supporters gathered in the beautiful Members Room of the Library of Congress on September 27 to celebrate the silver anniversary of the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program’s Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon. The unique event annually recognizes Congressional spouses, distinguished journalists and leading advocates for using their […]

Bipartisan event celebrates 25 years honoring cancer leaders

Congressional spouses Sarah Hospodor-Pallone and Marie Royce, journalist Laurie McGinley and sunscreen company Sun Bum® honored at 25th annual bipartisan, bicameral luncheon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 WASHINGTON– The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program honored The Washington Post’s Laurie McGinley, sunscreen company Sun Bum®, and […]

Think About the Link on Capitol Hill

Every year, thousands of men and women lose their lives to cervical cancer, liver cancer and other cancers caused by viruses. The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Think About The Link® campaign aims to advance awareness of three viruses―human papillomavirus (HPV), hepatitis B and hepatitis C, which can all cause cancer― to help reduce these deaths. On […]

Breast Health Education for Young Women Seminar

Congressional spouses gathered on May 24 to learn how to engage with young women in their home districts on breast health education with the help of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Breast Health Education for Young Women: Facilitator’s Guide. The briefing was graciously hosted by the Embassy of El Salvador to coincide with the recent release […]

Cancer Prevention Leaders Honored at the 24th Annual Congressional Families Awards Luncheon

The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program held its 24th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon on September 22 on Capitol Hill. The Program’s signature event recognizes leaders in cancer prevention, bringing together a bipartisan group of supporters. This year’s theme, Screening Matters, emphasized the importance of getting recommended cancer screenings to increase your chances […]

Bipartisan event recognizes leadership in cancer prevention

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2016 MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Bipartisan event recognizes leadership in cancer prevention Olympic gold medalist Summer Sanders, “Good Morning America” news anchor Amy Robach, and Congressional spouse Patricia Mica Honored at 24th Annual Bipartisan, Bicameral Luncheon WASHINGTON– A bipartisan, bicameral audience of Members of Congress and spouses, cancer […]