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Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.1 million for charity at 10th annual gaming marathon

Media contact: Diane Tilton Diane.Tilton@preventcancer.org (703)837-3690 Orlando, Fl. — The week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), concluded on January 12 raising a total of $3.13 million, the most in its 10-year history, for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Each year, AGDQ live-streams hundreds of speedrunners attempting to beat video games as quickly as […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation announces appointment of Jennifer Niyangoda as Vice President of Marketing and Development

Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Niyangoda as Vice President of Marketing and Development. Ms. Niyangoda brings over 20 years of experience in strategic fundraising and marketing to the Foundation. “We are thrilled to have Jennifer join our team,” said Carolyn Aldigé, Founder and CEO of […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $300,000 in global grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diane Tilton diane.tilton@preventcancer.org 703-837-3690 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces the funding of four new cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its global grants program, which focuses on assessing innovative technologies and delivering services and/or […]

Actor Ernie Hudson to serve as national spokesperson for Think About the Link®

About Ernie Hudson Ernie Hudson is best known for his role in the 1984 cult classic, Ghostbusters; however few fans know him as two-time cancer survivor. Hudson was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1998, and with rectal cancer in 2011. In both cases, screening caught his cancer early, making treatment more effective. Hudson has always […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run

Check out photos from the Health Fair and 5k HERE! ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, November 3. The event was held at Nationals Park, home to the 2019 World Series champion team, the Washington Nationals. The Prevent Cancer Foundation brought the community […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 16th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop

Alexandria, Va. — On October 10 and 11, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® brought together experts and leaders in science, policy and practice at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XVI: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease – On the Cusp of Transformation. The Workshop is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative CT imaging biomarkers. Attendees explore […]

Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach honored for leadership in National Lung Screening Trial

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work leading the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the first large-scale clinical trial for low-dose CT lung cancer screening. The award was presented on October […]

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, actor/producer Patrick Dempsey and congressional spouses LeeAnn Johnson and Amanda Soto honored at 27th annual bipartisan luncheon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON, September 26, 2019–The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program® this week held its 27th annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards luncheon at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The Program’s signature event draws a bipartisan, bicameral audience of members of […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the death of Dr. Thomas Weber

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of Thomas K. Weber, M.D., our friend, Medical Advisory Board member and 2014 Cancer Prevention Laurels Award recipient for outstanding work in advocacy. Dr. Weber was widely known for his contributions in the fight to end colorectal cancer, as well as his efforts to raise […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® mourns the death of Cokie Roberts

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saddened to learn of the death of our friend, 2003 Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness honoree and breast cancer advocate Cokie Roberts. Ms. Roberts was widely respected as a trailblazer in journalism and a top Washington journalist for NPR and ABC News. As a best-selling author, three-time Emmy Award […]