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Announcing the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce the 2013 National Challenge for colorectal cancer awareness and screening projects. Show us how you are making a difference in your community to help raise colorectal cancer awareness and screening and engage in the Screening Saves Lives online network of health professionals and community organizations for a chance to win prizes! The purpose of the National Challenge is to champion “grass-roots” community projects in colorectal cancer screening and ...

Bid to support cancer research and prevention

Posted by DJ Abernathy, Development Associate & Event Coordinator on February 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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The 19th Annual Prevent Cancer Foundation Spring Gala takes place on Friday, March 8 at the National Building Museum in downtown D.C. A community of cancer prevention champions will gather once again for a spectacular and memorable evening to benefit cancer research and community programs that help save the lives of men, women and children across the country. The Foundation has also launched an online auction through BidPal as a complement to this year’s Gala fundraising ...

The Supreme Court speaks on embryonic stem cell research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director of Policy & Advocacy on January 17th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Last week, the United States Supreme Court rejected a request to ban U.S.-funded research on human embryonic stem cells (hESCs). The decision brings an end to a long legal battle that has further cast a shadow on progress in hESC studies for over 3 years. The decision ends the suit of Sherley v. Sebelius, filed in August of 2009 by two researchers who study adult stem cells who challenged an Executive Order signed by President Barack ...

Awesome Games Done Quick Marathon raises $425,000+ in support of cancer research and prevention!

Posted by Linda Chastain, Senior Director, Special Events on January 15th, 2013 | 5 Comments »
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WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT? A group of energetic young adults playing video games nonstop for charity?  I did not have a “Donkey Kong” clue when I answered my phone three years ago and spoke to a delightful young man by the name of Mike Uyama of Speed Demos Archive (SDA) asking if the Foundation would be interested in a fundraising event being held on our behalf by the SDA “gamers”. “Gamers”…what in the heck was he ...