THE JAZZ FOR LIFE FOUNDATION

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The Jazz for Life Foundation (The Foundation): Founded in January 2010 by Jazz Superstar

Ski Johnson who has been considered for 3 Grammy Awards. Ski Johnson, A Washington, DC 

native, Ski Johnson lost both parents to Cancer. As a result, The Foundation was formed to

bring about awareness of the Cancer Epidemic and to educate, not only Americans, but also 

people around the globe. Like most celebrities, Johnson uses his "Star Power" to draw 

attention to the importance of getting the word out.



Determined to make a difference in the fight against Cancer, Johnson has resolved to partner

with communities around the country, by raising funds through special events, corporate

partnerships and individuals with one objective in mind ~ FINDING A CURE FOR CANCER.


Jazz For Life Foundation is an Organization that exists to serve a charitable mission, but is legally

organized as a for-profit corporation.


In behalf of The Jazz for Life Foundation, a very humble thanks and appreciation from all of

those who will benefit from your generous support.





SKI JOHNSON TALKS ONE ON ONE ABOUT CANCER
IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH COMCAST NEWSMAKERS
SKI JOHNSON RECEIVES RECOGNITION AWARD FROM THE RECORDING ACADEMY.  

SKI JOHNSON RECEIVES THE MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD. 
SKI JOHNSON RECEIVES THE PRESTIGIOUS MANDELA AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE.

SKI JOHNSON RECEIVES THE HUMANITARIAN AWARD FROM BOYSTOWN DC FOR HIS 
WORK WITH THE ORGANIZATION.

SKI JOHNSON GETS A BIG THANK YOU FROM THE STAFF OF THE RITZ CARLTON DC .
SKI JOHNSON WITH DR. AZIZA SHAD ALONG WITH HER YOUNG PATIENTS FROM 
GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL AND GEORGETOWN JINGLE CO-CHAIR CYNTHIA BRUNO. 
SKI JOHNSON DONATES HIS TIME AS A PERFORMER EVERY YEAR TO RAISE FUNDS FOR
GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL.

SKI JOHNSON WITH LEO SCHARGORODSKI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
KATZEN CANCER RESEARCH CENTER IN WASHINGTON, DC AFTER A X-MAS 
PERFORMANCE.

SKI JOHNSON WITH DOCTORS AFTER PERFORMING FOR PATIENTS AT
CHILDRENS NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER IN WASHINGTON, DC FOR X-MAS.


6 cancer-fighting superfoods


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To reduce your risk of cancer, look no further than your fridge. "All the studies on
cancer and nutrition point to eating plant-based foods for their phytonutrients and
other special compounds," says Richard Béliveau, PhD, chair in the prevention and
treatment of cancer at the University of Québec at Montreal and author of Foods to
Fight Cancer
.

Aim for five to nine daily servings of all kinds of fruits and vegetables—especially
these six superstars.

 

Broccoli
All cruciferous veggies (think cauliflower, cabbage, kale) contain cancer-fighting
properties, but broccoli is the only one with a sizable amount of sulforaphane, a
particularly potent compound that boosts the body's protective enzymes and flushes
out cancer-causing chemicals, says Jed Fahey, ScD. A recent University of Michigan
study on mice found that sulforaphane also targets cancer stem cells—those that aid
in tumor growth.

Helps fight:
breast, liver, lung, prostate, skin, stomach, and bladder cancers

Your Rx:
The more broccoli, the better, research suggests—so add it wherever you
can, from salads to omelets to the top of your pizza.


Berries
All berries are packed with cancer-fighting phytonutrients. But black raspberries, in
particular, contain very high concentrations of phytochemicals called anthocyanins,
which slow down the growth of premalignant cells and keep new blood vessels from
forming (and potentially feeding a cancerous tumor), according to Gary D. Stoner,
PhD, a professor of internal medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Helps fight:
colon, esophageal, oral, and skin cancers

Your Rx:
Stoner uses a concentrated berry powder in his studies but says a half-cup
serving of berries a day may help your health, too.


Tomatoes
This juicy fruit is the best dietary source of lycopene, a carotenoid that gives tomatoes
their red hue, Béliveau says. And that's good news, because lycopene was found to
stop endometrial cancer cell growth in a study in Nutrition and Cancer. Endometrial
cancer causes nearly 8,000 deaths a year.

Helps fight:
endometrial, lung, prostate, and stomach cancers

Your Rx:
The biggest benefits come from cooked tomatoes (think pasta sauce!), since
the heating process increases the amount of lycopene your body is able to absorb.


Walnuts
Their phytosterols (cholesterol-like molecules found in plants) have been shown to
block estrogen receptors in breast cancer cells, possibly slowing the cells' growth,
says Elaine Hardman, PhD, associate professor at Marshall University School of
Medicine in Huntington, West Virginia.

Helps fight:
breast and prostate cancers

Your Rx:
Munching on an ounce of walnuts a day may yield the best benefits,
Hardman's research found.


Garlic
Phytochemicals in garlic have been found to halt the formation of nitrosamines,
carcinogens formed in the stomach (and in the intestines, in certain conditions) when
you consume nitrates, a common food preservative, Béliveau says. In fact, the Iowa
Women's Health Study found that women with the highest amounts of garlic in their
diets had a 50 percent lower risk of certain colon cancers than women who ate the
least.

Helps fight:
breast, colon, esophageal, and stomach cancers

Your Rx:
Chop a clove of fresh, crushed garlic (crushing helps release beneficial
enzymes), and sprinkle it into that lycopene-rich tomato sauce while it simmers.


Beans
A study out of Michigan State University found that black and navy beans significantly
reduced colon cancer incidence in rats, in part because a diet rich in the legumes
increased levels of the fatty acid butyrate, which in high concentrations has protective effects against cancer growth. Another study, in the journal Crop Science, found dried beans particularly effective in
preventing breast cancer in rats.

Helps fight:
breast and colon cancers

Your Rx:
Add a serving—a half-cup—of legumes a few times a week (either from a can or dry beans that've been soaked and cooked) to your usual rotation of greens or other veggies.



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