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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 ...

Remembering Elizabeth Edwards

Posted by Lisa M. McGovern Executive Director, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program on December 9th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Mother. Political spouse and advisor. Lawyer. Advocate. Author. Businesswoman. Survivor. Inspiration. These are just a few words to describe Elizabeth Edwards, an incredible woman and the voice of a generation. In 2006, Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program had the privilege of presenting our Excellence in Cancer Awareness award to Elizabeth at our annual Action for Cancer Awareness luncheon. It was the day after she appeared on Oprah Winfrey’s television program to begin the tour for her book Saving Graces. ...

GLCC Journalism Awards Announced, Katie Couric National Media Recipient

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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As a founding member and vice-president of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), it was my pleasure to join CancerCare’s Win Boerckel in New York City yesterday to present the 2010 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award in the US National Media category to Katie Couric. Her CBS Evening News segment on June 29th raised awareness about the prevalence of lung cancer, especially among women. The Global Lung Cancer Coalition consists of organizations from 16 countries ...

Shop for Prevention: Tis the Season for Giving

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on November 24th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Shop for Prevention this holiday season and your gifts will benefit cancer prevention research, education and community outreach programs nationwide. It’s that time of the year again when we start checking the store circulars for the best deals on holiday gifts for our friends, family and co-workers. This year you can shop with a purpose by shopping with Prevent Cancer Foundation Shop for Prevention friends and partners that have agreed to designate a portion of the ...