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Awesome Games Done Quick: Thank you for over $1 million and for crashing our website

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 13th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Living and thriving behind a screen doesn’t mean you’re not making an impact. Tell anyone who disagrees that Awesome Games Done Quick raised over $1 million for cancer prevention and early detection in seven days. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live streamed speed running marathon organized by Speed Demos Archive that raises funds for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. Speed running involves playing video games as fast as possible. Many gamers have “shticks” to accompany ...

Claudia Henschke to speak at 2014 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President, Programs on January 10th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce that Claudia Henschke, Ph.D., M.D., will speak on “Lung Cancer Screening: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going” at the 2014 Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening. As a true pioneer in lung cancer screening and a tireless advocate for patients, Dr. Henschke will share this story as no other person can. Trained first in mathematical statistics and computer science before she decided to become a physician, Dr. Henschke ...

“Walking the walk” of cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Holly Bowers, Prevent Cancer 5k Walk/Run Participant on January 8th, 2014 | No Comments »
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Even though weekends are usually set aside for sleeping and making pancakes and even though it was still dark when my alarm woke me up, I did not regret my decision to participate in the Prevent Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run. It was a simple decision for me to create a corporate team for the 5k. I think that it can be so easy to get lost in our day-to-day work and forget to look up and ...

Awesome Games Done Quick: 4 years of record-setting gaming and fundraising

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 3rd, 2014 | 3 Comments »
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Some people may have mixed feelings about video games but our minds are made up when it comes to Awesome Games Done Quick – they’re awesome. Awesome Games Done Quick, a live streamed 120-hour round the clock video gaming marathon organized by Speed Demos Archives and benefiting the Prevent Cancer Foundation, will take place from January 5-11 with 300 participating gamers on site and a global audience of thousands. Awesome Games Done Quick is about playing ...