Cancer Prevention Day

Callie Strickland recently represented The Moore Charitable Foundation at National Cancer Prevention Day earlier this month in IMG_0354Washington, DC.  Callie was impressed by The Cannon Caucus Room filled with students, activists, scientists, and government officials. Bill Couzens, founder of Less Cancer and National Cancer Prevention Day, and Dr. Margaret Cuomo, Less Cancer board member and certified radiologist, organized an engaging and informative program. Bill shared his vision for a world with less cancer and his desire to protect future generations from preventable health risks. Jon Whelan, recipient of the Less Cancer Leadership award, exposed the “cancer loophole” regarding toxic products in the marketplace. Companies do not have to disclose dangerous ingredients, leaving consumers in the dark about health risks. Jon remarked, “Congress needs to close the cancer loophole so that we have informed consumers, safer products and most importantly, less cancer.” Veronique Pittman, Less Cancer Board Member and founder of the Green Schools Alliance, emphasized the connection between the environment and human health. She noted, “It is time to seriously reassess a culture that places more emphasis on profit than human health and the environment.” Dr. David Katz, Internist and Preventive Medicine specialist, delivered a moving speech stressing that, despite a commonly held misconception, there are many opportunities for cancer prevention.

We are proud to support the Less Cancer Campaign, as it raises awareness that ultimately works to protect the environment, human health and the economy.

How to Get Involved on Giving Tuesday

GT_Lockup_alt1Giving Tuesday is a national movement devoted to charitable giving and volunteering. Many of our wonderful partners are developing groundbreaking campaigns to give back and are mobilizing around this dedicated day of giving.
Support Group for the East End in their efforts to raise $20K for education and water conservation this Giving Tuesday. Also, our partners at Panthera are working to raise $680K to protect Wild Cats around the globe. See how you can get involved here.
Learn more about what our other partners are doing to celebrate this holiday: Audubon, Sea Turtle Conservancy, Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Less Cancer, Grow NYC, Waterkeeper, Oceana Land Trust AlliancePeconic Land Trust.
Start the Holiday season off right by giving back to your community.