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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 […]

Take the pledge: Health care professionals commit to talking to patients about HPV and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry, Managing Director of External Affairs 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is calling on health care professionals to take the pledge to talk to their patients about getting vaccinated for the human papillomavirus (HPV). The Foundation launched the digital pledge as part of the Think About […]

Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program hosts webcast on social determinants of health

Where you live affects your health. Life expectancies and chronic disease rates vary from zip code to zip code, even across small geographic distances. Experts say the reasons for this are the social determinants of health, which are “conditions in the places where people live, learn, work and play that affect a wide range of […]

How to self check for testicular cancer

Today’s blog comes from Hims, a company that focuses on men’s wellness. Everything from hair loss to skin care, they spend time on the things that most men do not want to talk about. April is Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, but the issue should really be addressed all year. This disease is the most common cancer […]