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Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation® at annual gaming marathon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Kyra Meister  703-836-1746  kyra.meister@preventcancer.org  Alexandria, Va. – Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), an annual livestreamed video game marathon, is organized by Games Done Quick to raise funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The event concluded on January 16 and raised a total of $3.4 million, the most that has been raised at an event in the history of Games Done Quick.  The week-long event brings together all-star gamers from […]

Cervical Health Awareness Month calls attention to women’s health and gynecologic screenings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kyra Meister 703-836-1746 kyra.meister@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – January is Cervical Health Awareness Month as designated by the United States Congress. (Some organizations also recognize this as Cervical Cancer 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 […]

New Partnership Formed to Promote Early Cancer Detection

Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2021) – On December 20, 2021 several groups joined together to form The Cancer Early Detection Alliance (CEDA), a unique collaboration of patient, provider and industry advocates. CEDA is committed to using its collective voice to identify and advance policies that remove barriers to cancer screening, eliminate racial and ethnic disparities […]

Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program celebrates 30 years of bipartisan cancer prevention and early detection awareness

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                    MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, December 14, 2021–The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® last week celebrated its 30th anniversary with a reception at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., featuring a toast from Speaker of the […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® remembers former Senator Bob Dole

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is saddened by the death of former Kansas Senator Bob Dole after his months-long battle with stage IV lung cancer. He lived an extraordinary life of service, as a soldier in World War II, in Congress and as a cancer prevention advocate.  In 1993, Sen. Dole, a prostate cancer survivor, began to partner with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Hutchinson […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® raises more than $2 million in record-breaking Annual Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards  703-519-2107  Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Washington, D.C.—The Prevent Cancer Foundation announced today that it raised more than $2 million at its annual Gala on December 1, the most in the event’s 27-year history. Proceeds from the Gala directly support cancer prevention and early detection through the Foundation’s programs, including research grants and […]

Prevent Cancer Annual Gala welcomes guests back to an in-person celebration

For Immediate Release Lisa Berry Edwards Managing Director, External Affairs Prevent Cancer Foundation Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Washington, D.C. (Nov. 17, 2021) — Hundreds of cancer advocates and Prevent Cancer Foundation® supporters will gather for the Foundation’s 2021 gala on Dec. 1 at the National Building Museum in the District of Columbia. They will experience an evening […]

Mary Pasquinelli, DNP, to receive James L. Mulshine, M.D., National Leadership Award for her establishment of lung cancer screening program

For Immediate Release Lisa Berry Edwards Managing Director, External Affairs Prevent Cancer Foundation lisa.edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va. (Nov. 3, 2021) — Mary Pasquinelli, DNP, a specialist in pulmonary and medical oncology based in Chicago, will receive the James L. Mulshine, M.D., National Leadership Award on Thursday, November 4. This award is given annually to an […]

New guidelines provide smokers and former-smokers greater access to lung cancer screenings

Print-friendly PDF  For Immediate Release  Amanda Horn Vice President of Public Relations 4media group amanda.horn@4media-group.com 775-636 2567 (cell) Alexandria, Va. (Nov. 1, 2021) — November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and the Prevent Cancer Foundation® wants people to know that newly expanded access to lung cancer screenings could make them eligible for this potentially lifesaving […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $375,000 in global grants to combat cervical cancer

Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces funding for five new cervical cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries in support of the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) call for the elimination of cervical cancer by 2030. Cervical cancer is highly preventable and treatable when found early, yet women worldwide lack […]