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10 Reasons Players Love the Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on April 22nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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I was recently asked, “What makes the Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’em tournament so popular every year?” Naturally my first answer was that by playing poker, they are helping to prevent cancer.  Isn’t that obvious?  Hundreds of players over the last 8 years have helped to raise over $3.4 million to support the Foundation’s research, education and community grants programs. I really believe that’s the number one reason. Here are nine other reasons why players ...

Breakaway from Cancer: Vote For YOUR Favorite Cancer Champion

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director, Policy and Advocacy on April 19th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation is looking forward to May, particularly getting back out on the road with Breakaway from Cancer at the Amgen Tour of California (ATOC.) Prevent Cancer and our Breakaway from Cancer partners have the honor of traveling for nine days with the professional cyclists, and having a significant platform to talk about the resources that are available to the public through our Foundation and those of our partner organizations. A memorable part of this ...

Prevention “Cycles” through the Year with Breakaway from Cancer

Posted by Lisa Hughes on December 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Another year of Breakaway from Cancer is coming to a close, and 2010 seemed to be bigger and better than the last! While the campaign and our partners are always available, year around, to provide resources to men and women across the country in cancer prevention through survivorship, we wrapped up our last event of the season in Austin, TX at the LiveStrong Ride. The LiveStrong Ride was the last of four LiveStrong Challenges that we ...

Striking a Balance

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on October 21st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Cancer is a terrible disease. That is why our organization has been focused on research and education in prevention for 25 years, and why we continue to fund research, education and screening directed towards prevention, risk reduction and screening. And while a cancer diagnosis is devastating, there is a strong support system that exists for patients through a network of non-profit organizations. Prevent Cancer Foundation has joined with Amgen, the Cancer Support Community, the Patient Advocate Foundation and ...