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Bad Beat on Cancer Raises the Stakes with World Series of Poker

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Back in 2003 when Phil Gordon and Rafe Furst started Bad Beat on Cancer™ (BBoC) at the World Series of Poker®, we had no idea the impact it would have on poker players and cancer prevention. That year, the BBoC initiative hit the jackpot when a little known player by the name of Chris Moneymaker (appropriate name for a poker player), won the series and donated 1% of his winnings to Bad Beat on Cancer. Fast forward ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation Raises Over $1.2 Million at Annual Spring Gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on March 18th, 2011 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 17th Annual Spring Gala at the National Building Museum on March 11, 2011. The Foundation welcomed 900 guests to the event, including many prominent members of the DC diplomatic, political, business and philanthropic communities. This year’s gala, “The Enchanting Principality of Monaco”, raised over $1.2 million dollars to further our mission: the prevention and early detection of cancer through scientific research, education and community outreach. [caption id="attachment_3417" align="alignleft" width="304" caption="Eddy ...

Speed Demos Archive Marathon Raises Over $53,000 in Cancer Prevention Funding

Posted by Jim Wood, Marketing & Communications on March 2nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Speed Demos Archive (SDA) may not be a household name to readers of the Prevent Cancer Foundation blog, but the group’s latest five day, round-the-clock marathon raised over $53,000 for cancer prevention and early detection. The marathon titled, “Awesome Games Done Quick” (AGDQ), took place from January 6-11 in a Chevy Chase, MD 4-H community center but included participants and donors from around the country and around the world (Argentina, Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, ...

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer Prevention Research

Posted by Kristina Hunken, Manager, Research Admin. & Community Outreach on February 8th, 2011 | 2 Comments »
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This month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to highlight the work of Dr. Katherine Crew, Florence Irving Assistant Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Columbia University. Dr. Crew received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2007. Her research focuses on the biological effects of vitamin D in premenopausal women at high risk for breast cancer development. We asked Dr. Crew the following questions about her research and the importance of funding ...