Host a Fundraiser

The Prevent Cancer Foundation benefits from many different fundraising events across the country, both large and small. From golf tournaments and happy hours, to car washes and yard sales, 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!

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 with 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.

If you still have questions, please feel free to contact Jessie Edington at Jessie.Edington@preventcancer.org or (703) 519-2119.

Highlighted Events
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.

Skierpalooza
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.

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

Prevent Cancer Foundation President and Founder Carolyn Aldigé presents the tournament trophies with Charlie Holden.

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

Drew and Michele Figdor host a Texas Hold’em tournament each December in New York, NY.

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.