Mission: The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation is cancer prevention and early detection through research, education and community outreach to all populations, including children and the underserved.
Target demographics: save lives through cancer prevention and early detection
Direct beneficiaries per year: thousands
Geographic areas served: Nationally and at the community level
Programs: Reducing the cancer mortality rate by focusing individual behaviors, public policy and discussion, and research on prevention and early detection
Addressing all preventable cancers across all populations Making prevention knowledge and early detection services more accessible for people in medically underserved communities Collaborating with partners to maximize the effectiveness and reach of the prevention and early detection programs and message
Creating an energizing and productive workplace that people want to join
Top reasons why I support PCF:
1) Based on all the evidence, prevention is BY FAR the most important and effective way to combat the world's second leading killer.
2) PCF is extremely efficient with it's donation dollars and has one of the lowest overhead rates in the country. It's also very transparently run.
3) The staff and board are passionate and dedicated to the cause in a way that I don't find very often in other organizations (esp with boards)
Professional with expertise in this field
I find that Prevent Cancer Foundation to be very helpful for me to provide my patients with the latest information and channels of support that is availble. I also find that I learn a little something everytime I go to the site or receive updates. I run the ostomy support group for our region and have utilized the site in preparing to present to the members.