Awesome Games Done Quick

AGDQ 2022 ONLINE | Benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Awesome Games Done Quick 2022 raised a record-breaking $3.4 million!

Because of you, we can dare to imagine a world where no one dies of cancer.

AGDQ 2021 was held January 3-10, 2021. Thank you for raising over $2.76 million!

And thank you for helping us raise over $3.1 million at AGDQ 2020!

Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live-streamed video game marathon organized by Games Done Quick to raise funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Hundreds of all-star gamers from around the world meet to speedrun—play as fast as possible—their favorite games. People around the globe tune in online to watch the “best of the best” take on the most popular games.

10 Years Gone Quick — 2011-2021 and still going strong!


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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is now on Discord! Join our server to find a supportive space to share stories, increase prevention awareness and spark conversations that inspire each other to lead healthier lifestyles.

The Prevent Cancer Foundation funds important research and outreach work around the world

Note: U.S.-based grant recipients not shown on map; visit our Research Grants and Community Grants pages to learn more. 

Global GrantsThe funds you raised support work both nationally and internationally. These 2021 Global Cancer Prevention Projects were made possible with your support.

With funds from AGDQ, we are excited to support five 2021 Global Grants in Kenya, El Salvador, Nepal, and India to increase cervical cancer prevention and screening. The projects will have a direct impact where cancer prevention and early detection resources are limited, and several projects will partner with COVID-19 testing and vaccination efforts to maximize access and meet vulnerable populations where they already are.

Read more about these 2021 global projects.

Meet our 2021 AGDQ Research Grant and Fellowship Awardees

2021 AGDQ Research Grants and Fellowships``

Grantee:  Limor Appelbaum, M.D.
Named Award: Awesome Games Done Quick
Position: Staff Scientist
Institution: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
Project Title: Use of medical records and microbiome for predicting pancreatic cancer

Cancer Prevention Statement: Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed in advanced stages when cure is no longer possible. Early detection of this cancer can lead to cure. We propose a model that can identify people at high risk of pancreatic cancer to be recommended for screening, which can potentially save lives.

Grantee: Sigrid Carlsson, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Named Award: Awesome Games Done Quick
Position: Assistant Attending Epidemiologist
Institution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY
Application Title: Improving prostate cancer screening using innovative technology

Cancer Prevention Statement:  We have developed an innovative computer technology to help primary care physicians use “smarter” screening for prostate cancer for men who are most likely to benefit. The aim of this study is to test the usefulness of this computerized decision support tool in a large primary care network.

Fellow: Aayushi Uberoi, Ph.D.
Named Award: Awesome Games Done Quick
Position: Postdoctoral Scholar
Institution: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Project Title: Modulating skin microbiota-host interactions to prevent UV-induced skin cancer

Cancer Prevention Statement: While the skin microbiome encounters the same ultraviolet B (UVB) exposure as the skin, the effects of UVB on the skin microbiome is unexplored. By exploring host-microbiome interactions during UVB-associated skin cancers, we can uncover a novel class of biomarkers and therapeutics for prevention of skin cancer.

Learn more about these innovative projects.

From AGDQ 2021 — Interviews with AGDQ-funded researchers

Rick Avila, MS, Accumetra LLC
Global Grant: Global Image Quality Monitoring and Optimization of CT Lung Nodule Imaging


Kathleen Schmeler, MD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Global Grant: Addressing the Cervical Cancer Crisis in Mozambique through Training and Education for the Early Detection of Disease

Sitapriya Moorthi, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Research Grant awarded to Dr. Alice Berger: Understanding The Etiology of Lung Cancer in Never-Smokers


Ophira Ginsburg, MSc, MD, FRCPC, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Medical Center
Global Grant: A Comparison of Recruitment Strategies to Improve Uptake and Retention to the Tanzanian National Cervical Cancer Screening Program


The Impact of Innovation – Investing in Cancer Prevention and Early DetectionFrom AGDQ 2020 — Beyond the Game: Funding Innovative Technology around the Globe

Meet the experts turning your donations into action. The panel at AGDQ 2020 spotlighted a new portable breast screening device in Nigeria, cervical cancer screening devices in Peru and lung cancer screening innovations in Poland — showing how your dollars make a difference in cancer prevention & early detection.

Read more and watch the full panel.  



The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is rising to meet the challenge of reducing cancer deaths by 40% by 2035. To achieve this, we are committed to investing:



News | Jan 20, 2022 Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.4 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation® at annual gaming marathon
News | Sep 16, 2021 Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $375,000 in global grants to combat cervical cancer
News | Jan 14, 2021 Why I AGDQ
News | Jan 6, 2021 Meet Alicia: Singer, five-time GDQ participant and health advocate
News | Jan 15, 2020 Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.1 million for charity at 10th annual gaming marathon
Video | Jan 8, 2020 Beyond gaming
Event | Jan 5, 2020 Awesome Games Done Quick 2020
News | Nov 1, 2019 Check your balls
News | Feb 12, 2019 Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $400,000 in global community grants
News | Jan 17, 2019 Games Done Quick raises an awesome $2.4 million for charity at 9th annual gaming marathon
News | Jan 17, 2019 2018: A year in review
News | Jan 5, 2018 Awesome Games Done Quick video game marathon for charity this weekend
News | Jan 25, 2017 AGDQ raises $2.2 million for cancer prevention
News | Jul 29, 2016 Nine Community Projects will Receive Funding for Cancer Prevention Work
News | Jul 13, 2015 “Game Changing” Six Day-Nonstop Marathon Raises Over $425,000 For Cancer Prevention
News | Dec 17, 2014 Cancer Prevention in 7 Languages: Spotlight on 2014 Community Grantee
News | Jan 13, 2014 Awesome Games Done Quick: Thank you for over $1 million and for crashing our website
News | Jan 13, 2014 Video Game Marathon Raises Over $1 Million for Cancer Prevention
News | Jan 3, 2014 Awesome Games Done Quick: 4 years of record-setting gaming and fundraising
News | Jan 15, 2013 Awesome Games Done Quick Marathon raises $425,000+ in support of cancer research and prevention!
News | Jan 11, 2013 Gamers turn passion into a mission to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!
News | Jan 11, 2012 Gaming for Good: Charity Video Game Marathon Raises Over $145,000 for Cancer Prevention
News | Jan 3, 2012 Speed Demos Archive Gears Up for 2nd 6 Day Marathon to benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation
News | Mar 2, 2011 Speed Demos Archive Marathon Raises Over $53,000 in Cancer Prevention Funding

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