Prevent Cancer Foundation earns coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

June 7, 2017

Contact: Lisa Berry

Prevent Cancer Foundation® earns coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator 

Charity Navigator -- Four Star CharityAlexandria, VA (June 5, 2017) — The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. It is the second consecutive year the Prevent Cancer Foundation® has earned this top distinction.

Charity Navigator awards only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. The organization uses 17 metrics focused on governance and ethical practices, as well as measures of openness, accountability and  transparency—which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating. Charity Navigator’s methodology reveals which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.  

“The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exceptional 4-star rating sets it apart from its peers and demonstrates its trustworthiness to the public,” said Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of our 4-star rating. This adds the Prevent Cancer Foundation to a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they decide to support the Prevent Cancer Foundation.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using their donations wisely to further our mission of saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection,” said Carolyn Aldigé, President and Foundation of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters our good governance and financial accountability.”

The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on   More-detailed information about the Foundation’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

About The Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy.

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator,, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501(c)(3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.


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