Archive for June, 2014

Prevent Cancer Foundation Founder Selected as 2014 Citizen of the Year

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 25, 2014

CONTACT:
Rebecca Evans
(703) 837-3687
Rebecca.Evans@preventcancer.org

Rotary District 7610 recognizes Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé for her service to the community

(Alexandria, Va.)-After nearly thirty years of service, Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé will be presented with the 2014 inaugural Citizen of the Year Award by Rotary District 7610.

The Rotary District 7610 Citizen of the Year Award is given in recognition of a non-Rotarian who exemplifies “Service Above Self.” The award recognizes an individual who has contributed significantly to improving the quality of life in the community and world at large.

A 1996 Washingtonian of the Year, Aldigé founded the Prevent Cancer Foundation in 1985 in honor of her father who died from cancer. Her tireless work has helped bring prevention and early detection to the forefront in the battle against cancer.

“Aldigé has earned the respect and praise of the medical profession, state and federal government officials, her peers in other nonprofits operating in this field, and countless cancer patients throughout the country and world,” said Peter O. Knetemann, President of the Rotary Club of Alexandria.

Aldigé serves on boards of directors/advisors of six National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers and as a member of the boards of the National Coalition for Cancer Research, Friends of Cancer Research and the Intercultural Cancer Council. She has been a member of C-Change (formerly the National Dialogue on Cancer) since its inception. She also serves on committees and task forces of the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Preventive Oncology and has received each organization’s public service award. She is vice-president of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition and a member of the steering committees of the International Digestive Cancer Alliance and the International Early Lung Cancer Action Project.

Rotary International is a worldwide organization that helps create positive and lasting change in communities across the country. There are 2,200 Rotarians in District 7610, encompassing the northern and eastern parts of Virginia.

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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation

Founded in 1985, Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $134 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach programs across the country.

For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.

Prevent Cancer Foundation Hires New Managing Directors of External Affairs and Development

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 5, 2014

CONTACT:
Rebecca Evans
703-837-3687
Rebecca.evans@preventcancer.org

Seasoned public relations and fundraising professionals join the Prevent Cancer team

(Alexandria, Va.)-As Prevent Cancer Foundation plans to celebrate its 30th anniversary (December 2015), new senior staff have joined the management team. The Foundation is pleased to welcome Jeanne Ellinport as Managing Director of External Affairs and Liz Davey as Managing Director of Development. “Jeanne and Liz both bring invaluable nonprofit experience in marketing and communications, public relations and fundraising. They will be incredible assets to Prevent Cancer,” says Jan Bresch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Before joining Prevent Cancer, Jeanne Ellinport spent more than 20 years in the Washington D.C. area handling communications and public relations—including outreach, strategic planning, communications, operations, media relations and social media —for all three sectors: public, private and nonprofit. Ellinport previously worked with the American Red Cross Hurricane Recovery Program, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of the National Capital Area and as a Special Assistant to President Clinton in the Office of Public Liaison. “Passion for a cause has driven my work throughout much of my career. As I’ve watched family members struggle through cancer treatments and seen firsthand what a lack of early detection can lead to, I can’t think of another cause I’d rather be working for today. I look forward to helping the organization tell its story so we see more and more survivors,” says Ellinport.

Liz Davey has over 16 years of fundraising and development experience in both voluntary health and higher education settings. Davey previously served as a State Vice President with the American Cancer Society for the National Capital area where she oversaw all operations. She also worked with the Boys & Girls Clubs serving Wake County (NC), Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and Carnegie Mellon University. “I can’t imagine a more important cause to stand behind,” says Davey, “I am excited to work with Prevent Cancer staff on raising funds and promoting our message of cancer prevention and early detection.”

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About the Prevent Cancer Foundation

Founded in 1985, Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading health organizations that has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $134 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and outreach programs across the country.

For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.