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Next Generation Choices Foundation Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Cancer, Health, Public Health

Mission: Next Generation Choices Foundation also known as “Less Cancer.” Next Generation Choices Foundation, commonly known as Less Cancer, reaches and serves communities globally with information based on evidenced-based science that empowers individuals and communities with programs and tools to reduce cancer risks. Our mission is to provide continuing medical education, workshops, media on cancer prevention to education the public, engage community leaders, and create proactive public policies to prevent cancers .

Results: Initiated the United States Bipartisan Cancer Prevention Caucus Founders of National Cancer Prevention Day Founders of National Cancer Prevention Workshop

Target demographics: Public Health,Education,Continuing Medical Education, Policy

Direct beneficiaries per year: Streamed our workshop live to over 13,000 participants in over 44 Countries

Geographic areas served: United States

Programs: To instill practices to reduce harmful exposures, with initial specific focus on public play spaces and schools, to include: a.Developing models b.Creating and dispensing educational tools c.Building partnerships Major programs include the partnership for pesticide free play, Buffer Zones for agricultural spraying and sensitive areas to include schools.

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The mission of Next Generation Choices is of the utmost importance. Preventable cancers and poor health are effecting of us on a daily basis. The educational efforts of this organization on the front end help so many with a quality of life that are so important.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been privileged to be part of the Less Cancer group of cyclists who have raised funds for Less Cancer by pedaling across Michigan each summer. I'm able to see first hand the drive and determination Bill and the Less Cancer team bring to helping raise awareness of cancer risks and providing prevention strategies. Their proactive approach and tireless efforts will help to someday bring an end to this terrible disease.

Keep on doing the amazing work you do!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

THANK THE HEAVENS for Less Cancer —-AND for Less Cancer via Social Media—-Hopefully you will only be a bystander, NEVER a player against cancer—-EITHER WAY this organization offers HOPE and EDUCATION —-Social Media allows anyone, anytime access to “ information based on EVIDENCED BASED SCIENCE that EMPOWERS individuals”(from introduction to LC) WITH EDUCATION AND THE HOPE THIS ORGANIZATION PROVIDES——LESS CANCER IS THE FUTURE.—-AND a thank you to Bill Couzens who sets the beat—-a resounding strong rhythm that we all can march to.Onward and upward with LESS CANCER!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for the Less Cancer Foundation for the last three Split the Mitt Cycling events. I am so impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of Bill Couzens and other members of this awesome organization to the mission of educating the public about cancer prevention. There are so many things we can do to reduce the risk of getting cancer and Less Cancer is so important in leading the charge to create a healthier world!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Less Cancer Foundation has succeeded in bringing the word “prevention” into the Cancer conversation. From grass roots events around the country to National Cancer Prevention Day on Capitol Hill, founder Bill Couzens is relentless in his efforts to raise awareness about healthy environmental and lifestyle choices.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

As an artist, I have donated paintings to fundraisers for LessCancer. I do this because I believe wholeheartedly in this amazing group and how it creatively and tirelessly promotes prevention, education and legislation.

I have learned so much from this group— the activities and writings are always so topical and inspirational with information that I feel helps me be a better and more enlightened citizen.

LessCancer delivers advocacy and heart to the greater public. Whether in Washington DC or on America’s wheat fields— this is a group that walks the walk in creating a better, healthier and more intelligent knowledge base for us, our children and children’s children.

I strongly urge you support LessCancer.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Less Cancer distinguishes itself from other non-profit organizations by focusing on large scale advocacy for the prevention of cancer and chronic disease. The organization does amazing work educating the general public, healthcare workers, and our nation's leaders on the importance of cancer and disease prevention through workshops and social media outlets. I am an avid supporter of this cause and organization, and encourage others to become involved and learn more about Less Cancer's important work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Next Generation Choices Foundation, fondly known at Less Cancer, takes a unique community based approach to helping individuals, families, healthcare organizations and importantly, legislators understand the environmental challenges, and policy limitations that are barriers to promotion and preventing Cancer. They leverage the evidence from current research, policies, and multiple reporting sources to highlight the impact of cancer causing agents in our environment. this organization actively seeks community based strategies and approaches to promote health, wellness and advocacy for our communities. I have been involved with this organization for over 8 years and believe that their approach is critically important to helping to prevent cancer, a community at a time.

1 Cody S.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Strong, committed advocates for change. Bill and Less Cancer's grassroots mission preserves the heart and integrity of the cause; to bring cancer prevention to millions of people around the globe.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For almost 10 years, I have had the distinct honor to serve on the board for Less Cancer, a division of Next Generation Choices Foundation, and witness the phenomenal impact of countless talented and generous colleagues to address environmental causes of cancer. As an academic nursing leader and tobacco control expert for well over 40 years, there is no stronger voice for health promotion and cancer prevention than to "walk the talk". Through Bill Cousins' leadership as CEO of Less Cancer, those opportunities occur daily whether in the board room or meeting with legislators on Capitol Hill or raising money through cross-country biking, the work is joyful and meaningful and we are making a difference one community at a time!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The leading non-profit dedicated to cancer prevention. The impact of NGCF is substantial in educting the public, lawmakers and medical professionals about the importance of cancer prevention. Always advocating for prevention that is based on science, this organization does not accept any funding from organizations with potentional conflicts of interest with NGCF's mission. This small organization punches way above its weight in effectiveness.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I've been on the board of Next Generation Choices for over 10 years and am amazed at the impact the org has made in getting the conversation going about the fact that getting cancer is not a given. That the choices we make in our lifestyle and how we treat our environment can greatly reduce our chances of getting cancer. I wholly support their mission and the org is extremely efficient with the small funds they receive. I hope more people appreciate how Bill is using social media to inform people of the multiple values of preventing over curing cancer.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Part of Less Cancer's strategy is the the "Power of Collaboration" and the idea of strength in numbers. Being part of Less Cancer's Facebook community really keeps me informed of current news within the organization and aware of upcoming events and lectures. It also allows me to see other members' comments and ideas, adding to the sense of community within the organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Next Generation Choices is a unique organization in a number of ways. Instead of working the cancer problem from the side of consequences, they are working the problem at the roots. What is causing the incredible cancer issue in our world? What choices (or Next Generation Choices) can we make that will prevent this problem for our children's children? I have a friend who once explained that there are three ways to die: old age, car wreck, or cancer. That's an unfortunate reality. Cancer should not be expected in our families. Next Generation Choices has created an impressive group of leaders who are looking at the cancer issue from scientific and social perspectives. They are thoughtully working the problem in a way that doesn't garner enough national attention -- but could ultimately make the difference.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Next Generation's "Less Cancer" facebook presence helps keep me, my friends and family informed about how we can prevent cancers and about events that may affect how much cancer develops in the future. I have highly recommended them to my friends and family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have donated time and money towards Less Cancer, a division of Next Generation Choices Foundation. They work tirelessly to support and design programs and inform people on the environmental causes of Cancer. The programs I have personally been involved with have been in my field as a Health and Nutrition Coach. I join Less Cancer in supporting local and sustainable organic farming and methods, and have collaborated on information videos to bring this message to the others. I have also attended some of their public programs with Dr. Donovan of U. Pittsburgh Center for Environmental Oncology, a well known expert in cancer prevention and environmental toxins.