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Seventh Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament: Serious Fun for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Jawaharlal Nehru There was a lot of free will at last week’s 7th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer. In the mix this year were 12 guys from Virginia, dressed in black polo shirts with the Foundation and Bad Beat logo specially made for the tournament. They had won their seats at a satellite tournament, ...

10 Reasons Players Love the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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I was recently asked, “What makes the Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’em tournament so popular every year?” Naturally my first answer was that by playing poker, they are helping to prevent cancer.  Isn’t that obvious?  Hundreds of players over the last 8 years have helped to raise over $3.4 million to support the Foundation’s research, education and community grants programs. I really believe that’s the number one reason. Here are nine other reasons why players ...

Early Detection Was the Gift of Life

Posted by PCF Admin on March 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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This Friday, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is hosting its 17th Annual Spring Gala: The Enchanting Principality of Monaco and I am honored to be involved in its planning. For me, this Gala is not just another social event; it is an important celebration for a cause that is especially close to my heart. In the past fifteen years, I have had three separate cancer diagnoses – two occurrences of melanoma and one occurrence of breast ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Makes Breast Cancer Survivor’s Dream Come True

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on February 3rd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Five years ago, a perfect dream wedding was probably the last thing on Kim Read’s mind. Kim had been diagnosed with stage three breast cancer, affecting 23 nodes and requiring eight rounds of chemotherapy and six surgeries. She had even opted to have her ovaries removed after discovering that the cancer was hormone-related and linked to a genetic mutation. She was only 30 years old and single.  Today, Kim is cancer free, happily married and has ...