Monthly Cancer Prevention Update – January 2022

Your Support in Action

Published on January 21, 2022

Cervical Health Awareness Month

I was set to run a marathon, then my doctor found highly precancerous cells

Early detection saves lives. As we recognize Cervical Health Awareness Month, read Erringer’s story highlighting the importance of being proactive when it comes to cancer detection.


January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Each year, more than 13,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer—cancer that has spread from the surface of the cervix to tissue deeper in the cervix or to other body parts—and more than 4,200 die from the disease. Read about our recent survey that shows the pandemic and an ongoing information gap have taken a toll on women getting their appointments “back on the books.”



Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 raises $3.4 million for Prevent Cancer Foundation!

Last week, all-star gamers from around the world gathered virtually to speedrun—play as fast as possible—their favorite games while tens of thousands cheered them on and raised funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This year’s event raised $3.4 million and will fund important research and outreach work around the world. Thank you to the AGDQ community for your support! Learn more about this year’s event.



Put your best foot forward

Join us for the 13th Annual Prevent Cancer Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, March 13 at Nationals Park in the beautiful Capitol Riverfront neighborhood in D.C. This year, all kids 12 and under are FREE so, bring your entire family—dogs, too—for a day of exercise, education and fun. Sign up by Monday, January 31 for early bird pricing!


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