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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 ...

Events Large & Small Helping #2PreventCancer!

Posted by Lauren Antognoli, Development Associate on January 26th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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Living in Washington, DC, one of the most expensive cities for young professionals in the United States, makes it difficult to set aside money for weekend activities, let alone charitable contributions. I often hear this from friends across the country: “I want to donate, but I don’t have much to give.” In my job as a Development Associate at the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I see donations of all amounts, from $5 to $550,000, and each ...

Combining Friends, Family & Poker to Fund Cancer Research

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on December 14th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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It’s Wednesday night in New York. What do you do?  If you’re Michele and Drew Figdor, you combine your love of entertaining and poker with supporting a good cause. What initially started in 2004 as a cocktail party to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation is now an annual Bad Beat on Cancer™ poker tournament hosted by Michele and Drew. A terrific event, with a lot of what I would call the “usual suspects” – family, friends ...