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A Window to Hope: The Living in Pink Breast Cancer Clinic

We pulled into a garage on a popular street in Maryland’s Chevy Chase neighborhood, unloading a well-protected and flawless stained glass window piece donated by Michael Aylward of Aldie Glassworks. The art piece, a beautifully handcrafted gem featuring a pink ribbon, would soon be a beacon of hope and a tribute to the countless lives […]

The 5k was a journey for all of us: Honoring a loved one at the Prevent Cancer 5k

Dr. Livia Amezcua, a dentist at Catholic Charities’ Spanish Catholic Center, could put a smile on anyone’s face. Her passion for her work and commitment to serving her community were infectious to her co-workers, and her patients always left their appointments with smiles on their faces. Livia was always on the move and ready to […]

Navigating women to healthier lives

Meet Dorys Lizama, a passionate patient navigator for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Let’s Celebrate Life!) program. Celebremos is a culturally-appropriate breast and cervical cancer education and screening program for underserved Latina women ages 40 and older in the D.C. metropolitan area. The program encourages women to get yearly check-ups, eat healthy, move […]

Closing the Gaps in Health Care During National Minority Health Month

Most of us don’t enjoy going to the doctor, especially when we feel fine, but know an annual physical is key to remaining healthy and detecting any possible issue early. Imagine however, you make that appointment because you know it is important, yet you don’t know how you will pay for any screenings or procedures, […]

Breast Cancer Screening: A Fortunate Encounter

What happens when a woman doesn’t have insurance coverage or the financial resources to pay out of pocket for a mammogram or finds it hard to make an appointment? What if she doesn’t know how or where to get a mammogram? The Prevent Cancer Foundation has a program dedicated to helping Latina women get the […]

Celebrating Cancer Prevention Education at the 5K Walk/Run

Participants of ¡Celebremos la Vida!, a cancer screening education program for underserved Hispanic women, funded by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, will be back for the 5K Walk/Run this year to encourage a healthy lifestyle within their community. They’ve participated for the last two years to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention and early detection. […]

Latinas and breast cancer

Latinas face disparities in breast cancer education as well as access to screening and follow-up care. Compared to non-Hispanic whites and African Americans, Latinas 50 and older have a higher risk of breast cancer and are more likely to die from it. Some of the reasons for these differences include: lack of access to linguistically […]

Cervical Cancer: A Prevention Success Story

Each January we observe National Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a good time to reflect on the groundbreaking advancements that have been made in the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer. A diagnosis of cervical cancer was once a death sentence; it is now a preventable and treatable illness. Today, no woman need […]

Replication of Cancer Screening Program Helps New Community

Suzanne Hoban Executive Director, Family Health Partnership Clinic ¡Celebremos la vida! Project Director Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on 25 successful years! We are so thrilled to have been a partner with this terrific organization since 2004. That year, Prevent Cancer funded a fledgling project in the rural northeastern portion of Illinois. ¡Celebremos la […]

A ¡Celebremos la vida! Success Story

Help support this program with a StayClassy Award vote for the Prevent Cancer Foundation before this Friday, October 22! Following up on last week’s post about the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s nomination as a City Finalist for the StayClassy Charity of the Year Award for its continuing support of the ¡Celebremos la vida! program, the Foundation […]