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Today is National Cancer Survivors Day

Posted by Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer on June 1st, 2014 | No Comments »
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Everyone likes to feel like they’re part of a crowd. Except when it comes to the “cancer crowd.” That’s a crowd we’d all like to avoid. In January of 2010, I became part of the cancer crowd. One of those people who heard the words you never want to hear: “it’s cancer.” What I heard next was not what I expected, and quite honestly, it left me speechless. Without taking a breath after saying the biopsy ...

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

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on January 3rd, 2014 | 3 Comments »
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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 ...

What do Foghorn Leghorn and the Laurels Awards have in common?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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2014 Laurels Awards nominations now open Submission deadline extended to Friday, December 20, 2013 Believe it or not, the beloved Looney Tunes© character Foghorn Leghorn has a connection to cancer prevention and the Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards. In fact, this iconic rooster was the centerpiece of an aggressive outreach campaign for colon cancer screening which began in March 2006 and was awarded an Honorary Cancer Prevention Laurel for Educational Outreach that same year. So, who will you nominate ...

#GivingTuesday: It can save your life

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications Assistant on December 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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Holidays are a time for celebrating, loving and giving – not living in fear. The word “cancer” inflicts fear in millions of Americans every day. In 2013 alone, 580,000 people will die from the disease, taking away the mothers, fathers, spouses, siblings, children and friends we hold especially dear to our hearts during this season. Research shows that up to 60 percent of cancer cases and more than 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable. ...