The Prevent Cancer Foundation benefits from many different fundraising efforts across the country. From honoring a loved one or celebrating a special occasion, to hosting a golf tournament or happy hours, planning a 5k or yard sale, your family, friends and neighbors are raising thousands of dollars for cancer prevention. Hosting a fundraiser is fun and rewarding, and anyone can do it!
Host an Event
The possibility for events are endless! Be as creative as you want to. Follow the steps below to start your fundraising event today:
1) Carefully review the Host an Event Guidelines.
2) Fill out the Host an Event Agreement Form.
3) The Foundation will review and respond to your proposal within 5 business days.
4) If approved, a staff member will work with you to get your fundraising efforts started by creating your event website and sending you a fundraising toolkit.
If you still have questions, please feel free to contact Jessie Edington at Jessie.Edington@preventcancer.org or (703) 519-2119.
Here are some noteworthy fundraisers that have raised vital funds for the Foundation:
Crossfight Against Cancer
Crossfit is a work out craze that pairs body and mind pushing workouts, with a healthy diet. Matt Pogozinski M.D. organized an amazing event which brought together two Evanston, IL gyms, and its members to develop difficult work out of the day (WOD) and have participants raise funds for their personal WOD’s. With over 35 participants the event raised $13,500.
The first annual Skierpalooza was held on April 28, 2012 raising over $5,000 for cancer prevention and early detection. This event brought together the global water skiing community for a day of fun in the sun and a gala in the evening. Participants were allowed to do test runs of Radar Water-skis during the day, in the evening all participants were invited to a gala featuring a silent auction of Bill Doster’s renowned water-ski photographs.
Speed Demos Archive “Awesome Games Done Quick”
Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) is an online gaming marathon run for one week – 24 hours a day- to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. The fundraiser has experienced enormous growth over its 5 year history with funds raised increasing from $11,000 in its inaugural year to more than $1 million in 2014. During the event gamers perform speed runs to challenge the best times on video games from all eras, new and old. A total of 155 hours of game play take place. Funds are raised as gamers make donations online during games to support a game character, name a game character, change an attribute of a game character or in memory or support of a loved one with cancer.
More than 600 people attended AGDQ 2014 in person with participation in the event from 50 states and 42 countries around the world. At its peak there were 109,923 people simultaneously watching the live stream at www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick and www.gamesdonequick.com.
Figdor Texas Hold’em Tournament
What initially started off in 2004 as a cocktail party to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation is now an annual event hosted by Michele and Drew Fidgor in New York City. Since inception, the event has attracted more than 250 players and raised nearly $350,000 for colon and ovarian cancer research. The most recent tournament raised enough to fund a two-year $80,000 research grant to Dr. Iris Romero at the University of Chicago for her study on ovarian cancer prevention.