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National Minority Health Month: Cancer is not equal

Updated March 30, 2021 | Originally published April 23, 2019 April is National Minority Health Month, a time to call attention to the serious health disparities experienced by underserved racial, ethnic and geographic communities across the U.S. Cancer affects us all, but it doesn’t affect us all the same. Take a look at a few […]

President Biden designates March 2021 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and urges all Americans to get appointments Back on the Books

In 2000, the Prevent Cancer Foundation led the charge for the very first designation of March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by the White House and both houses of Congress. More than 20 years later, the important work of reducing colorectal cancer diagnoses and deaths continues. We are grateful that President Biden recognizes the importance […]

Why I AGDQ

Last week, hundreds of all-star gamers from around the world met online to speedrun their favorite games. People around the globe tuned in to watch the “best of the best” take on the most popular games, with some runners even breaking world records! This amazing community of gamers and fans raised more than $2.76 million […]

Meet Alicia: Singer, five-time GDQ participant and health advocate

This post was originally published on December 20, 2019. It was updated on January 6, 2021. I’ve spent my life focused on three major things: singing, playing video games and food. I started singing professionally when I was 15 and got a bachelor’s in fine arts in Vocal Performance in 2009 from the University of […]

What if you are living with cancer? Katie’s story.

OK so here comes a heavy hypothetical…What if you were told right now you are living with cancer? You will need to go through chemotherapy. You will lose your hair. You will need to undergo major surgeries and go on medication for a long time. Would you call the doctor? Of course you would. But […]

Adding years by adding sweat

If you are here, chances are you might want to try a good sweat session.  A study conducted by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center concluded that 2.5 hours of exercise per week could lead to increased life expectancy by as much as 27%. Getting active can also reduce your risk of developing several types of cancer. […]

5 Ways A Virtual Walk/Run Can Boost Physical And Mental Health

Whether you’re a seasoned runner or just enjoy walking around your neighborhood, a virtual 5k can be a great option during this time of social distancing to set a goal, engage with a broader community and focus on your physical and mental well-being. Bonus: It can also be a fun opportunity to support a charitable […]

“Dare to imagine a world without cancer” at the virtual Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards on September 24

Got lunch plans on September 24? Grab a healthy lunch (If you’re on the west coast, make it breakfast!), pour yourself a Prevention Punch, and join us for the free virtual Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness Awards at 12:00 p.m. ET. We are honoring actor, comedian, writer and producer Ken Jeong; news anchor and […]

In memory of Patrick Beauregard

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the death of Patrick Beauregard, who died from colorectal cancer on September 6, 2020. He was 32. In September 2017, just one month after getting married to his wife, Amanda, and returning from their honeymoon, Patrick was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer. The diagnosis had been a surprise to […]

Get Gala-ready with this year’s signature drink

Our 26th Annual Gala is just a few days away! We hope you’ll join us on September 10 at 8 p.m. ET for an exciting virtual event filled with unforgettable performances, inspiring stories, unique silent auction items and more. This year’s Gala pays tribute to The Kingdom of the Netherlands: A Virtual Masterpiece in Bloom. […]