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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 ...

“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 ...

Songs, Sun Hats & Social Networking for Cancer Prevention!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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From sun-safety for infants in Arizona to social networking for breast health awareness among African American women in Florida, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support the wide range of cancer prevention and early detection initiatives represented by its nine FY2011 community grantees. The Foundation’s Community Grants program supports local cancer awareness education and screening programs across the United States for all populations, especially underserved communities. In January, the Foundation awarded $85,000 in community grants to ...