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

Posted by Rebecca Evans on January 3rd, 2014 | 3 Comments »
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Events - 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 fun games in unique ways at record-setting speeds to raise funds for cancer prevention and early detection. I’m not a video gaming expert; in fact, I’ve never even played a game. Here is what I do know: in order to solve the world’s problems, we need to take these "out-of-the-box" solutions and run with them. It is easy to get hung up on the mundane details of life and fail to see the beauty and possibility. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual reminder of why we do what we do at Prevent Cancer. We are in awe of the passion, drive and efficiency of this welcoming community. Every time we use the #AGDQ2014 hashtag on our social media channels, we get 50-70 retweets, favorites and ...

Healthy recipe: Quick pasta bolognese

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
Quick Pasta Bolognese

Healthy Eating - Yield: 4 servings, 1 cup pasta & about 1 cup sauce each Servings: 4 Active Time: 30 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes To Make Ahead: Refrigerate the sauce (Steps 1 & 3) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 6 months. Recipe Description: Who doesn’t love pasta with a quick meat sauce? This crowd-pleasing healthy spaghetti Bolognese recipe is a boon for busy cooks—it’s ready and on the table in just 40 minutes. Recipe Ingredients: 1. 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive ...

Research: An investment in the future

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator, Research and Programs Administration on December 19th, 2013 | 1 Comment »
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Research - Funding research is an important step in understanding cancer and ways to prevent it. Without the financial support for researchers to develop and test innovative new theories or interventions, how can we move the field forward? That’s where the Prevent Cancer Foundation comes in. Each year, outstanding young scientists submit their research proposals to our grant and fellowship program. They are then given thoughtful review by our review panel, comprised of leaders in cancer prevention research. ...

Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé joins expert panel to discuss ways to move forward on lung cancer screenings

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 12th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé will be speaking on an expert panel tomorrow, December 13, in San Francisco. Aldigé was invited to speak on the panel organized by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center by Scott D. Ramsey, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer Malin, M.D., Ph.D. and Sean D. Sullivan, Ph.D. The panel will discuss the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force’s (USPSTF) draft recommendations for annual low-dose computerized tomography (CT) lung cancer screenings for ...