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Learning with the Best: Bad Beat on Cancer Seminar with Annie Duke

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on July 8th, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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I flew to Las Vegas to support the 8th year of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Bad Beat on Cancer poker initiative at the World Series of Poker. I was anxious to see our new booth in action, and catch one of the free seminars with the pros. [caption id="attachment_4613" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Annie Duke speaking at the "Making Better Decisions" BBoC seminar"][/caption] I was delighted to find I’d be sitting in on the “Making Better Decisions” seminar given ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Pets for Prevention – Having a Pet Is Good for Your Health

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on July 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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I love animals. When I see a friendly animal I cannot help but ask the owner if I can pet it.  This stems from the lovely childhood my parents gave my sister and me. We always had a house full of love, both for one another and for our pets. Over the years we have had cats, dogs, fish, a bird, and an assortment of wild baby animals nursed until they could be returned to ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Honoring All Those We Love Who have Battled

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 6th, 2011 | 23 Comments »
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Like many Americans, I often fail to appreciate the true meaning behind Memorial Day. In our excitement to have a paid day off from work, a three-day weekend full of family and friends, barbeque and beer, we tend to gloss over the somber gravity and reason for the holiday. My grandfather proudly served in the United States Army and did a tour of duty during the Korean War. As I reflected upon his service and his ...

Seventh Annual Bad Beat on Cancer Tournament: Serious Fun for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on May 11th, 2011 | No Comments »
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“Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.” Jawaharlal Nehru There was a lot of free will at last week’s 7th Annual Bad Beat on Cancer. In the mix this year were 12 guys from Virginia, dressed in black polo shirts with the Foundation and Bad Beat logo specially made for the tournament. They had won their seats at a satellite tournament, ...