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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 […]

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

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 […]

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. […]

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 23rd Annual Congressional Families Awards Luncheon

Did you know that for the past 23 years, the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program has honored those who fight for cancer detection and early detection in their daily lives? This year’s theme, Utilizing Your Platform, recognized winners for using their unique platforms to promote the message of cancer prevention and early detection.

Hive on the Hill: Queen Bee Trunk Show

On August 1, shoppers and cancer haters from Capitol Hill buzzed around a temporary “Hive on the Hill,” ruled by jewelry designer Queen Bee Designs who is well known in the D.C. area and beyond. The Queen Bee trunk show offered a one day sale on all Queen Bee creations; a portion of the profits […]

Prevent Cancer Super Colon Visits Worcester, Mass.

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ visited Worcester, Massachusetts on August 17 at the 23rd annual Latin American Festival. The Prevent Cancer Foundation partnered with UMass Memorial Health Center to bring the exhibit to this widely attended, fun event. Over 400 people walked through the super-sized replica of a colon to learn about colorectal health, prevention, […]