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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 ...

The Beauty of Bipartisanship: Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program Awards Luncheon

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Public Affairs Communications Associate on October 6th, 2010 | No Comments »
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It was somewhere between the bells ringing for votes, running back and forth from my PowerPoint presentation to my salmon, Paula Zahn and multiple speakers stalling, when Congressman Mike Castle walked into an ornate Cannon Caucus Room. Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson gave a presentation about him and what he has done that rang heartfelt and true.  It was supposed to be about Congressman Mike Castle’s Special Recognition Award by our Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, ...

Jan’s 5K Challenge: Race Day!

Posted by Jan Mahrer, Exec. V.P. & COO on September 30th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Race day dawned pretty early – 5:30am! After rushing my sister around the house like a child who overslept, couldn’t find her socks, and whined her race shirt was too tight, I set off for West Potomac Park in Washington. Having been there many times, I had no problem finding the park. What I did have trouble finding was the race site itself.  At 5:30am the park was pitch black. I knew somewhere in the darkness were Foundation staff ...