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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 […]

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 […]

An open letter to the brave 2019 No-Shavers

Between family reunions and Friendsgiving-galore, November can be a tough month to commit to stop shaving. With the holidays quickly approaching, we know it can be an even more difficult time to start a fundraiser and ask friends and family to pledge their support. However, you did, and we are thrilled to be part of […]

3 ways to help Stop Cancer Before It Starts on #GivingTuesday

The season of giving is upon us. Since 2012, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has been deemed #GivingTuesday, a day that, in the midst of Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, encourages people to do good and to give back. Over the past eight years, Giving Tuesday has grown from a simple idea into a […]

No-Shave November: Impact and evolution

We’re halfway through November and so far, you’ve raised more than $650,000 for cancer research and early detection! To keep the momentum going, we wanted to look back and remember how this tradition all began. In 2007 the Hill family lost their father, Matthew Hill, after a yearlong battle with colorectal cancer. Matthew, a loving […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run

Check out photos from the Health Fair and 5k HERE! ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, November 3. The event was held at Nationals Park, home to the 2019 World Series champion team, the Washington Nationals. The Prevent Cancer Foundation brought the community […]

Drop your razor: No-Shave November is here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—No-Shave November! Each autumn we team up with our friends at No-Shave November to encourage men and women around the world to drop their razors and spread awareness of cancer prevention—and raise money for important programs and research in the process. What one family started more than a […]

Kick your fundraising into overdrive

Turn your passion for cancer prevention and early detection into action! You and your friends have the power to help prevent cancer. Let your creativity soar using the new Prevent Cancer Foundation® fundraising website to create a fundraiser and collect donations.  Do you love video games? Our new website gives you the ability to host […]