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Awesome Games Done Quick Marathon raises $425,000+ in support of cancer research and prevention!

Posted by Linda Chastain, Senior Director, Special Events on January 15th, 2013 | 5 Comments »
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WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? A group of energetic young adults playing video games nonstop for charity?  I did not have a “Donkey Kong” clue when I answered my phone three years ago and spoke to a delightful young man by the name of Mike Uyama of Speed Demos Archive (SDA) asking if the Foundation would be interested in a fundraising event being held on our behalf by the SDA “gamers”. “Gamers”…what in the heck was he ...

Gamers turn passion into a mission to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on January 11th, 2013 | 6 Comments »
Members take a break from the intense nonstop speedruns.

The word “gamer” often conjures up images of someone sitting alone in front of the TV with a controller in hand, next to a box of pizza or can of Red Bull. The group Speed Demos Archives (SDA) proves that this stereotype just isn’t true. SDA is a tight-knit community of gamers that is showing how video games can be used for something truly noble and lifesaving - cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_9307" align="alignright" ...

The importance of Dialogue: Encouraging health professionals to improve cancer screening at the local level

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Coordinator, Research & Programs on December 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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As 2012 draws to a close, the Foundation continues to plan the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets. Registration has just opened for health professionals working in cancer screening. Even if you are not a health professional, the Dialogue is important for you, too! Conference participants from across the country use the knowledge, connections and experiences they gain at the Dialogue to improve cancer screening in their communities and work settings. ...

2013 Dialogue for Action™ on Cancer Screening: Save These Dates

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 25th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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The 2013 Dialogue for Action™ on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets will take place on March 21-22, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. (March 20 will have pre-conference sessions.) In past years, the focus of the Dialogue has been colorectal cancer screening. New this year, the Dialogue for Action will expand to include the mandated guidelines-driven cancer screenings seen in quality measures (colorectal, cervical and breast cancer screenings) and will also cover ...