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About Bill Couzens

Bill Couzens is the Founder of Next Generation Choices Foundation and the Campaigns Less Cancer and Healthy Town. Couzens is also the visionary for National Cancer Prevention Day.
13 06, 2018

A LITTLE LESS CONVERSATION, A LITTLE MORE ACTION

By | 2018-06-13T10:22:13+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Journal|

José Martín Ramírez CFor the last 15 years, I have raised money for Next Generation Choices Foundation, otherwise known as Less Cancer, a public charity 501c3 created on behalf of, and for, the benefit of the public. I felt an urgency to do more than call attention to what was flawed, and instead have devoted these

1 06, 2018

The EPA Turns a Blind Eye on Deadly Asbestos Legacy in Homes, Schools, Workplaces, and Our…

By | 2018-06-01T23:08:52+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Journal|

The EPA Turns a Blind Eye on Deadly Asbestos Legacy in Homes, Schools, Workplaces, and Our EnvironmentJune 1, 2018Today, the EPA released the Problem Formulation Document evaluating asbestos risk. Shockingly, yet predictable, the EPA’s evaluation excludes deadly asbestos legacy exposure and the Libby Amphibole from their risk review. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt adds to our outrage

26 05, 2018

Firefighter Cancer Quadfecta

By | 2018-05-26T15:09:55+00:00 May 26th, 2018|Journal|

During hearings for a bill in the New Hampshire legislature, Christine Jameson from Hampton, New Hampshire gave heartbreaking testimony. She recounted that her 33-year-old firefighter husband Kyle died from what doctors say is a work-related cancer, T-Cell prolymphocytic leukemia. He also left behind a 2.5-year-old child.Unfortunately, the Jamesons’ story is not uncommon. For several years,

16 05, 2018

When Best is not Enough

By | 2018-05-16T13:38:40+00:00 May 16th, 2018|Journal|

Photo by Dan CookBy Bill CouzensBack in 2003, at the height of significant losses in my family due to cancer, the one repetitive thought, the metaphoric itch I couldn’t scratch, was the outlandish idea of a future with less cancer. At the time, cancer and prevention were not words that were used together.In 2004, with the support

2 05, 2018

When Karma is at the Wheel

By | 2018-05-02T12:38:18+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Journal|

Ken Treloar PhotoA year ago this last, February, on a break from emceeing Less Cancer’s National Cancer Prevention Workshop, I found myself attentively listening in on a presentation about pancreatic cysts by Kathleen Haden, MSN, RN, ANP from the University of Virginia. At the time, I was curious about my situation because pancreatic cancer is prevalent

9 04, 2018

Breast Cancer Limbo

By | 2018-04-09T09:58:18+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Journal|

Breast Cancer LimboThis isn’t the first time and it, likely, will not be the last. I went for my annual screening mammogram and got the dreaded call. The next day a very nice but efficient woman from the breast center called me. “They have found an abnormality and want you to come back in for further

6 04, 2018

U.S. Surgeon General Adams Tweets about the Health Dangers of Asbestos Exposure for National…

By | 2018-04-06T22:38:09+00:00 April 6th, 2018|Journal|

U.S. Surgeon General Adams Tweets about the Health Dangers of Asbestos Exposure for National Asbestos Awareness Week to His 508,000 FollowersApril 1–7 is National Asbestos Awareness Week. It is important that we remind Americans about the health dangers of #asbestos exposure. If you think you have been exposed to asbestos, I encourage you to speak

3 04, 2018

Cooking Up Your Next Career Change

By | 2018-04-03T14:16:55+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Journal|

Thanks to some bad choices I made in the last 40-odd years, I now find myself forced to make better food selections when I eat. So how does a guy who’s spent the better part of his childhood and adult life enjoying steak and pizza find a healthy lifestyle? It turns out that the approach

16 03, 2018

Committing to the Light

By | 2018-03-16T14:20:39+00:00 March 16th, 2018|Journal|

Photo by Riccardo AnnandaleRecently, I was working from home with the TV on in the background, listening to Oprah Winfrey and Van Jones chat away as if they were at my kitchen counter.Oprah is one cool do-gooder with enormous resources and reach, and she seems to effortlessly accomplish dreams the rest of us have yet