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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 […]

Beyond gaming

Beyond the Game: Funding Innovative Technology around the Globe This year’s panel at AGDQ spotlights 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 and early detection. It is only with the […]

Meet Alicia: Singer, five-time GDQ participant and health advocate

I’ve spent my life focused on three major things: singing, playing video games and food. I started singing professionally when I was 15 and got a bachelor’s in fine arts in Vocal Performance in 2009 from the University of Minnesota. When I wasn’t making music, I could be found planted in front of a screen […]

Check your balls

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 edition of Cancer PreventionWorks. In February, Steven Eisner noticed an unusual firmness in his right testicle during a regular self-check. Since he’s a gamer and frequently participates in Awesome Games Done Quick, a video game marathon that has raised more than $6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, […]

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 […]

Awesome Games Done Quick video game marathon for charity this weekend

The week-long speedrun charity event begins on Sunday, January 7 in support of the Prevent Cancer Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Herndon, Va. (January 5, 2018) Games Done Quick, a grassroots organization known for its speedrunning charity events, will be hosting Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2018 at the Hilton […]