Two Birds With One Stone:
The Power (and the Beauty) of Basic Cancer Research
Nature has its way of reminding those of us in the medical research field that, in spite of the labels we apply to them, all the systems in the human body are interconnected. Again and again, we have been surprised to find that a discovery in one area has led to an unexpected and exciting breakthrough in another.
Click here to learn how one of our NFCR scientists, Dr. Michael Sporn and his team of researchers at Dartmouth Medical School, found that a compound they were investigating for cancer could also be applied to fight another disease.
Salmon Steaks with Grapefruit
Salmon is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, so it makes a great healthy choice for lunch or dinner. Salmon also offers a unique type of health-promoting fat, the essential omega-3 fatty acids. The grapefruit complements the salmon in both taste and health benefits, since grapefruit is an excellent source of both vitamin C and lycopene, which research shows may help prevent cancer. Click here for the recipe.
Candles for a Cure
Kevin Haley knows personally how cancer can change a family. "Cancer will come into your life through the people you love and know. It will come in its own time and on its own terms. We can't just tell cancer, 'Come back later, we are busy.' I personally wish I could tell that to my Dad's cancer, but I can't." Instead, Kevin and his wife Tracie are using their family-owned business, Yankabilly Candles, to raise money for NFCR. They are donating up to 45% of the proceeds from their "Candles for a Cure" sales to NFCR's life-saving cancer research. Says Kevin, "Cancer has touched my life through my father. I have seen him have good times and bad times, and it is only because of research that he is still alive today."
To help support Kevin's fundraising efforts, click here.
Ways to Help
NFCR has partnered with the "I Do" Foundation to provide a way for couples to help their wedding guests donate to cancer research in lieu of giving wedding gifts. To learn more, click here.
Become a Corporate Sponsor
If your business or place of employment is looking for a way to give back, contact NFCR today about becoming a Corporate Sponsor. There are a variety of ways companies can get involved, from donating items to sponsoring events to funding full research projects. Click here to learn more.
Start a Fundraiser
Fundraising is a great way to get your community involved in a cause you believe in! People across the country are taking action and making a difference. To join them, click here.