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Prevent Cancer Gala features performances and stories from Max Weinberg (E Street Band) and Ali Rogin, Lauren Daigle, Rob Lowe and more

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 lisa.edwards@preventcancer.org Watch now: Prevent Cancer Gala promo video! WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevent Cancer Annual Spring Gala draws a crowd of more than 1,000 people to the National Building Museum every spring. In pre-pandemic times, the Foundation would welcome its distinguished guests, including members of Congress and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation remembers actor and cultural icon Chadwick Boseman

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is mourning the death of actor and cultural icon Chadwick Boseman. Boseman, 43, passed away after a private four-year battle with colorectal cancer. He was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer in 2016. Boseman is best known for his groundbreaking role as T’Challa in “Black Panther.” Other prominent roles include Thurgood […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $250,000 in community grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 26, 2020                                                       MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Through its community grants program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support 10 projects focused on increasing cancer prevention and early detection in underserved communities across the U.S., from Issaquah, Washington to Tampa, Florida. The projects were selected […]

Notice of Blackbaud Data Breach

What Happened We were notified by one of our third-party service providers, Blackbaud, of a security incident. At this time, we understand they discovered and stopped a ransomware attack. After discovering the attack, the service provider’s Cyber Security team—together with independent forensics experts and law enforcement—successfully prevented the cybercriminal from blocking their system access and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation announces “Back on the Books” — A lifesaving initiative in the face of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Living in the pandemic has been frightening. Every day, headlines shout new, sometimes conflicting information causing fear and confusion. One result is fewer Americans seeing their doctors for routine exams and screenings. A survey released today by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, America’s leading cancer prevention-focused nonprofit […]

Jennifer Griffin, Whitfield Growdon, M.D., Brandon Parry and Susanna Quinn join Prevent Cancer board of directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va.—The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today announced the election of Jennifer Griffin, Whitfield (Whit) Growdon, M.D., Brandon Parry and Susanna Quinn to the Foundation’s board of directors. “We are honored that Jennifer, Whit, Brandon and Susanna have agreed to serve on our board of directors,” said […]

Leaders in cancer prevention honored by the Prevent Cancer Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. — On Tuesday, June 30, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® recognized leaders in cancer prevention and early detection with the 2020 Laurels Awards. The Laurels Awards, presented in partnership with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, are presented annually to leaders in health equity, national leadership and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation statement on racial injustice

We see you. Black lives matter. The Prevent Cancer Foundation stands with you in wanting to dismantle systemic racism and injustice in the U.S. We have always said that cancer doesn’t discriminate. But the truth is, discrimination exists in many forms—including in health care. We will continue to do our part to fight for the […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® and the National Council for Skin Cancer Prevention partner to remind Americans to enjoy the sun safely this summer

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards Prevent Cancer Foundation Phone: (703) 519-2107 Email: lisa.edwards@preventcancer.org John D. Antonishak National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention Phone: (301) 801-4422 Email: dontfryday@skincancerprevention.org Alexandria, Va.  – May 22, 2020 – To turn the tide against rising rates of skin cancer in the United States, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has […]

Talk to your doctor about routine cancer screenings during the pandemic

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Should you be getting routine cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic? Up until recently, experts recommended delaying screenings whenever possible to conserve health care resources and limit risk of exposure to the virus. As restrictions begin lifting in certain areas, some offices will begin seeing patients […]