Bill Couzens

About Bill Couzens

Bill Couzens is the Founder of Next Generation Choices Foundation, 501c3, public charity more widely known as “Less Cancer” and. Couzens is also the visionary for National Cancer Prevention Day, the National Cancer Prevention Workshop and the United States Bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus.
2 06, 2024

A Thank You from Less Cancer Founder Bill Couzens

By |2024-06-02T13:09:39-04:00June 2nd, 2024|Less Cancer|

A heartfelt thank you to Traverse City and all the supporters of Less Cancer. Last night's launch of the Less Cancer Hike and Bike America for 2024 faced an unexpected hurdle as our concert was rained out. Despite the disappointment, the unwavering support and generosity from the people of Traverse City, Michigan, shone through.

17 03, 2023

Everybody’s an Athlete — Yes, You Too!

By |2023-03-17T22:38:24-04:00March 17th, 2023|Journal|

Everybody’s an Athlete — Yes, You Too!The Less Cancer Bike Ride began with a couple of cyclists embarking on a 300-mile, two-day ride from southern Michigan to northern Michigan. Today the ride still attracts many dedicated, athletic cyclistswho ride the original route or elsewhere. However, since the advent of Covid-19, the event has evolved into a virtual bike

25 06, 2022

Access to Healthcare: The True Costs

By |2022-07-13T23:46:28-04:00June 25th, 2022|Journal|

Access to healthcare isn’t equal. We should do something about it.As roughly half the population faces reduced access to life-saving care, it’s important to remember that a step back in any area of healthcare access costs lives. Access to healthcare, the cost of care, and the inequities of both have plagued Americans for decades.The True Cost of

18 05, 2022

An Ounce of Prevention

By |2022-05-24T12:41:49-04:00May 18th, 2022|Journal|

With the reignited Cancer Moonshot Plan in motion, the Biden Administration is working to deliver on a promise made well before it took office. As vice president, Biden first put cancer at the forefront of public health in 2016. Today, he has even created a dedicated Cancer Cabinet to explore new ways to treat, diagnose,

31 03, 2022

April Is National Cancer Control Month

By |2022-05-24T12:36:41-04:00March 31st, 2022|Journal|

A woman undergoes a mammogram. Credit: National Cancer InstituteNational Cancer Control Month is an annual proclamation to raise awareness for cancer prevention and treatment in the United States. Since 1938, every American president has renewed the proclamation to continue a tradition of cancer-related messaging and education.Cancer Prevention Remains A PriorityImportantly, this effort places prevention first. While

25 03, 2022

Artificial Sweeteners, Real Risks

By |2022-03-25T07:06:52-04:00March 25th, 2022|Journal|

Artificial sweeteners were developed to lower the calorie count for processed foods. Initially, they were celebrated as a way to make enjoying some of our favorite foods healthier. Food manufacturers were quick to create line extensions of their best-selling products, touting low-calorie or sugar-free options of soda, candy, and many other processed foods.It was a

7 03, 2022

2022 Less Cancer Bike Ride America — Registration Is Open

By |2022-03-24T18:36:52-04:00March 7th, 2022|Journal|

2022 Less Cancer Bike Ride America — Registration Is OpenThe Less Cancer Bike Ride America kicks off on June 3 and runs for a full month. Every day is an opportunity to make a difference by putting in a few miles to raise funds and awareness for cancer prevention.For five years now, the Less Cancer Bike Ride America

3 03, 2022

Oxford Study Reinforces Link Between Cancer and Meat Intake

By |2022-03-24T18:36:54-04:00March 3rd, 2022|Journal|

One of the essential tools in the fight against cancer is the plate. Researchers continue to discover links between meat intake and cancer risk. How closely are cancer and meat consumption connected?A recent study at Oxford University found further evidence that eating meat is associated with higher risks of some types of cancer. The idea

24 02, 2022

Wax Off: Ski Industry Works to Ban PFAS

By |2022-03-24T18:36:58-04:00February 24th, 2022|Journal|

Industries claim that it is impossible to make their products without relying on PFAS.There is one sector ready to eliminate it.Six of the largest ski wax manufacturers have already made commitments to ban the use of PFAS in high-end ski wax. When heated and melted onto the bottom of skis, ski waxes are critical components of

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