Host a Fundraiser
The Prevent Cancer Foundation benefits from many different local fundraising events across the country, both large and small. From golf tournaments and happy hours, to car washes and yard sales, your friends and neighbors are raising thousands of dollars for cancer prevention. Hosting a fundraiser is fun and rewarding, and anyone can do it!
The Prevent Cancer Foundation can provide you with everything you need to plan your event and raise money for cancer prevention and early detection. All you need to start is an idea. Next, submit an agreement form and we will send you toolkits to help you market your event and raise money. Visit our FAQ page to find answers to your questions, and check out our fundraising calendar for upcoming events across the country.
If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser please 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 an up-and-coming 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”
Speed Demos Archive (SDA) is a Web site for speed gaming, where “gamers” from across the country and all over the world compete to finish video games as fast as possible. Earlier this year, Mike Uyama, Chip Vogel and Timothy Peters from SDA hosted, for the second year, a Prevent Cancer Foundation beneficiary event called “Awesome Games Done Quick.” From January 4-9th, 2012 80 gamers from 28 countries around the world participated in this round-the-clock marathon in Maryland that was streamed live online. Their peak game hit over 12,000 viewers. They set a goal of raising $80,000 and worked with the Foundation to publicize the event. Through the generosity of over 5,400 marathon donors, SDA supporters ended up raising over $145,000, with an average gift of $25, for cancer prevention and early detection.
At hour 76 of the 2013 marathon, nearly $140,000 had been raised, surpassing the original goal of $100,000. With three and a half days still to go, the gamers increased their goal to $250,000. By day six SDA gamers had already surpassed the new goal and reached over $425,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation by the end of one week!
National Association of Broadcasters Workplace Fundraiser
In October 2010, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) held activity fundraisers in their Washington, DC headquarters, including a bake sale, “Minute to Win It” challenges, and a 9-hole miniature golf course set up inside the NAB building. The office-inspired golf course featured a putting station on each floor and “homemade” terrain such as shredded paper sand traps, a tricky elevator shot, and office chair obstacles. The putting clubs were borrowed and the golf balls were donated, making for a resourceful, fun, and successful event that raised nearly $1,100 in support of cancer prevention research, education and community outreach
Holden Cup Golf Tournament
The Holden Cup Golf Tournament is widely recognized as one of Washington, DC’s premier charity pro-am gold events. Year after year, the event has attracted the region’s top local pros and scratch amateur golfers. Held at the Belle Haven Country Club in Alexandria, VA, the Holden Cup has raised more than $645,000 for the Prevent Cancer Foundation since 2007. Over the past decade, the Holden Family has endured many trials involving cancer. Proceeds from the Holden Cup support individual research grants in breast cancer prevention and early detection, as well as important research in neuroblastoma.
Fidgor Texas Hold’em Tournament
What initially started off in 2004 as a cocktail party to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation is now an annual Bad Beat on Cancer event hosted by Michele and Drew Fidgor in New York City. Since inception, the event has attracted more than 250 players and raised nearly $300,000 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.
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