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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 are presented annually to leaders in health equity, national leadership and community service. The award ceremony is typically part of […]

Observing Colorectal Cancer Month year-round

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. It starts with a polyp, which can be detected during a routine colonoscopy and removed before becoming cancerous. Twenty years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® set out on a mission to educate the country about colorectal cancer and the screening options to detect it early and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces event changes amid COVID-19 concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 908-295-6633 In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Prevent Cancer Foundation has made the following changes to our spring schedule: The 2020 Advocacy Workshop: Genetics, Genomics and Biomarker Testing, originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, will now be held on […]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 16, 2019                                                       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 communities across the U.S., from Honolulu, Hawaii to Baltimore, Maryland. The projects were selected through […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $400,000 in global community grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announced five new funding recipients for cancer prevention and early detection programs. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its global community grants program, which focuses on delivering services and/or education to low- and middle-income countries and providing […]

Games Done Quick raises an awesome $2.4 million for charity at 9th annual gaming marathon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org (703) 837-3692 Rockville, Md. — For 160 hours, gamers from around the world participated in Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), a speedrunning gaming marathon to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. The event, which took place January 6-13, raised a whopping $2.4 million for the Foundation, the most […]

2018: A year in review

2018 was filled with new opportunities in cancer prevention and early detection, including new connections with communities across the country (and around the world!). We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some of our highlights from the year. With your generosity, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® was able to provide grants for community cancer […]

When it comes to fighting cancer, we’re all on the same team

Recently, I had the opportunity to travel to the northernmost part of Michigan to see one of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s community grantees in action. Joining me in their home state to visit McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital were fellow congressional spouses and members of the Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, Colleen Ochoa Peters (wife […]

Let’s talk about lungs: Building awareness across the nation

After the world turns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s time for another type of cancer to take the spotlight: lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death for both men and women and is responsible for 14 percent of all new cancer cases—so our fight is far from over. […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® visits McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of $25,000 grant for lung cancer prevention program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today is visiting McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation, recipient of a $25,000 grant from the Foundation to provide lung cancer prevention education and screening services. McLaren Northern Michigan will provide lung cancer screenings for 400 patients and education about […]