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Gamers turn passion into a mission to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Ashley Boggs, Communications Associate on January 11th, 2013 | 6 Comments »
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The word “gamer” often conjures up images of someone sitting alone in front of the TV with a controller in hand, next to a box of pizza or can of Red Bull. The group Speed Demos Archives (SDA) proves that this stereotype just isn’t true. SDA is a tight-knit community of gamers that is showing how video games can be used for something truly noble and lifesaving - cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_9307" align="alignright" ...

2012 Annual Spring Gala Adds Online Auction to the Festivities

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 17th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, will live up to its name as one of Biz Bash Magazine’s top 10 Washington, DC benefits again this year but the event will also embrace new technology with the addition of an online auction. Spearheaded by President and Founder Bo Aldigé and the Gala Dinner Committee, this new feature promises to add to the vital funds for cancer prevention and early ...

Gaming for Good: Charity Video Game Marathon Raises Over $145,000 for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on January 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Opposable thumbs have served the human race well throughout history, providing important advances such as fine motor skills, the development of tools, becoming the most dominant species on the planet… and the ability to text. Opposable thumbs are also useful for playing video games and for raising over $145,000 for cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_6243" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Gaming to "Stop Cancer Before It Starts!" SDA member at work"][/caption] That’s right! Members of Speed Demos Archive ...

Speed Demos Archive Gears Up for 2nd 6 Day Marathon to benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation

Posted by Mike Uyama, Speed Demos Archive on January 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Speed Demos Archive, the internet’s leading source for video game speed run videos, is all about finishing games as quickly as possible, and we have videos of over 650 games done by players all across the world. [caption id="attachment_6185" align="alignright" width="240" caption="SDA Members at the 2011 "Awesome Games Done Quick""][/caption] Beginning tomorrow, we will be hosting an event where our site’s members will be using their skills to raise money for a fantastic organization—the Prevent Cancer Foundation. ...