Posted on December 10, 2013
Through their work with legislators and policymakers, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) works to improve the quality of care and quality of life after diagnosis for the nearly 14 million cancer survivors in the United States. Our very own Dr. Laura Porter attended the Coalition’s recent biannual roundtable. See where the future of survivorship is headed from her top 10 takeaways. Read more
Posted on December 9, 2013
Penny Paul is a Community Health Education Specialist for the City-County Health Department in Great Falls, Montana. On any given day, you might find her doing research, developing awareness materials and ideas for her sites to distribute or brainstorming how to make each of her health campaigns bigger and better than the last. She is a constant resource for cancer prevention and wellness information. And lucky for us, nearly four years ago Penny got involved with National Dress in Blue Day. Since then, her local footprint has only continued to grow. Her passion and dedication to saving lives and creating change is invaluable, unstoppable and truly contagious. (The polyp suit says it all, right?) Read more
Posted on December 8, 2013
It’s been an awesome month in colon cancer advocacy! Thanks to the colon cancer community, and especially Fight Colorectal Cancer, the Blue Star States campaign kicked off with great success in its first month!
To-date, six states already declared March 2014 as Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The governor of Nebraska is on board and waiting to sign the proclamation in February. And many other states have already received requests thanks to hard-working, dedicated advocates!
Here’s a quick rundown on where we stand. We’re making GREAT progress and hope to see the entire map fill up with blue stars in just a few months! Read more
Posted on December 6, 2013
The holidays are bursting with color from ornaments to wrapped presents, but today we’re talking about the colors on your plate.
We hear a lot about how what we eat can influence our risk of developing certain cancers, but the foods we eat are also important post-diagnosis for improving patient outcomes. In fact, good nutrition should be a priority before, during and after cancer treatment so the body has the energy and nutrients it needs to help repair, recover and heal from treatment. Caryn Huneke from Meals to Heal weighs in on what you should be putting on your plate this holiday season. Read more
Posted on December 5, 2013
That’s right. We want to shout it from the rooftops: it’s OK to talk about your doo-doo! We all had things we were afraid of when we were kids, whether it was going to sleep, sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall or using the potty. After all, the bathroom can be a scary and unfamiliar place for the little ones. That’s why Paul Perzyk and Eric Bookout, also known as Uncle Paul and Mr. Book, created ‘Even Poop Has a Purpose,’ a children’s book dedicated to helping kids overcome their fears. Together, we’re making poop a hot topic and one folks young and old are comfortable chatting about. $1 from every book even benefits us! Learn more about this dynamic duo and why your little poopers will want this book in their stockings! Read more