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Annual Spring Gala: An Elegant Evening to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on February 29th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Who doesn’t love an opportunity to get dressed up in formal attire and be swept away by the ambiance of a special night? Doing it for charity makes it an even more rewarding experience! Join me at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Annual Spring Gala on Friday, March 9 at the National Building Museum in downtown DC for an evening filled with fun for a good cause. This year the Foundation honors Switzerland with its theme “Modern ...

Young Professionals Tweet to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_5021" align="alignright" width="186"] Katherine Kennedy, Prevent Cancer Foundation Young Professionals Chair[/caption] On Monday January 30, over 100 young professionals in the DC area came together at the brand new Irish Whiskey Public House in DC to proactively join the Prevent Cancer community. After Chair Katherine Kennedy (@KatherineKenned) shared that she became involved with the Foundation because she has a disease, MEN-1, that is not preventable and didn't want any of her friends to face endless ...

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 ...

Speed Demos Archive Marathon Raises Over $53,000 in Cancer Prevention Funding

Posted by Jim Wood, Marketing & Communications on March 2nd, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Speed Demos Archive (SDA) may not be a household name to readers of the Prevent Cancer Foundation blog, but the group’s latest five day, round-the-clock marathon raised over $53,000 for cancer prevention and early detection. The marathon titled, “Awesome Games Done Quick” (AGDQ), took place from January 6-11 in a Chevy Chase, MD 4-H community center but included participants and donors from around the country and around the world (Argentina, Canada, Germany, Mexico, the Netherlands, Sweden, ...