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Happy New Congress!

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on January 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

Today, January 6, marks the first day of the 114th Congress and 13 new Senators and 58 new Representatives will start work in Washington, DC. For the first time in 8 years, Republicans will be in control of both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. Senator Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) will be the Senate Majority Leader (with a 54-44 majority with 2 independents) and Speaker John Boehner (Ohio) will lead the House (with a 246-188 ...

Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards – Nominations are open!

Posted by Lisa Berry on December 30th, 2014 | 1 Comment »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is now requesting nominations for our annual Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 26, 2015. The Prevent Cancer Foundation created the Cancer Prevention Laurels in 2003 to recognize and celebrate innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. The laurel is an ancient Roman symbol of tribute, honor, victory, merit and reward. Awards will be presented in the following three categories to recognize work ...

Building on opportunities in cancer research

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation was pleased to attend the Capitol Hill briefing “Building on Opportunities in Cancer Research” on December 10, 2014. Sponsored by the Senate Cancer Coalition and One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), of which the Foundation is a member. The briefing focused on the opportunities in cancer research as well as the challenges in the coming year, as we stand at a critical juncture for the future of cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and ...

Congress needs to give nonprofits a helping hand

Posted by Elizabeth Hoffler on December 9th, 2014 | No Comments »

Nonprofit organizations are critical to our nation’s health, well-being, safety, and productivity. Each year, charitable contributions to nonprofits totaled $316 billion in 2012. These charitable contributions allow the Prevent Cancer Foundation, and over one million U.S. nonprofit organizations, to address some of society’s most intractable challenges and provide vital resources and services to individuals, families, and communities in need. The federal government has historically encouraged such giving by providing itemized deductions. Yet due to fiscal shortfalls, ...