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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 […]

“Too Young for This Sh*t: The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer” Webcast

Colorectal cancer is often thought of as an “old person’s disease,” but it’s becoming more common among younger adults (under age 50). On April 22, Congressional Families hosted a live webcast, “The Rise of Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer,” at the National Association of Broadcasters studios to educate the public about this alarming trend and focus the […]

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 […]

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, and Electra Paskett, Ph.D., Associate Director for Population Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center, […]

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, […]

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 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON– The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program honored The Washington Post’s Laurie McGinley, sunscreen company Sun Bum®, and […]

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 […]