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  • [3]The Foundation reaches $120 million in research, education and community outreach funding and publishes the Prevent Cancer Foundation Wellness Guide that offers practical tips for a cancer-free future.


  • The Foundation begins its 25th Anniversary celebration on December 4.
  • Program funding reaches $113 million. Inaugural Step Away from Cancer™ 5K is held.
  • The Foundation partners with three other organizations to sponsor Breakaway from Cancer, part of the Amgen Tour of California.
  • [4]An American Indian/Alaska Native version of Guide to Preventable Cancers is produced.


  • The Foundation commemorates the 100th Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ National Stop.
  • The Foundation awards its first community grants.
  • Prevent Cancer Foundation enters social media space with Prostate Pete.
  • The Foundation launches Breast Health Education Facilitator’s Guide and video.
  • The Foundation coordinates the first American Indian/Alaska Native meeting on colorectal cancer screening


  • [5]Save Your Skin, a skin cancer awareness and sun safety campaign is launched, complete with an interactive exhibit that allows people to see themselves ‘aged’ with excessive sun exposure.
  • [6]First Guide to Preventable Cancers is produced.


  • In partnership with the Step Up Women’s Network, the Foundation launches the Make the Connection national campaign to promote cervical cancer awareness.


  • Foundation provides $2.7 million in research funding.
  • [7]The Super Colon Tour—the incredible, inflatable interactive intestine—takes to the road to educate Americans about colorectal cancer.


  • [8]Dr. Andrew J. Dannenberg authors a groundbreaking study that suggests women who take aspirin regularly can lower their risk ofdeveloping the most common type of breast cancer and describes Foundation funding as instrumental in his discovery.
  • The Check Your Insides Out: From Top to Bottom exhibit crosses the country, teaching Americans about cancer prevention, early detection, risk factors and treatment of preventable cancers.
  • [9]A second Lung Cancer Workshop is sponsored to explore the use of spiral CT scans to accelerate progress in development of new drugs for early stage lung cancer.
  • Bad Beat on Cancer—the Annual Texas Hold’em Tournament, begins.


  • The first-ever Cancer Prevention Survey confirming Americans believe that cancer can be prevented is conducted.
  • The Foundation enters into a 5-year, $1.5 million cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to bring its unique Dialogue for Action program to 14 states to promote colorectal cancer screening.
  • We launch the Colossal Colon Tour to educate Americans about colorectal cancer prevention. The tour travels to 20 cities and features a 4-foot-tall, 40-footlong replica of the human colon.
  • The foundation establishes a research endowment.


  • We fund Leslie Bernstein’s first-ever study to provide biological evidence that exercise can reduce breast cancer risk.
  • Foundation grant funding enables Dr. Petra Wilder-Smith at the University of California, Irvine to pioneer the use of laser and ultrasound to detect cancer.


  • [10]The Foundation Launches Project Early Awareness in partnership with Howard University to teach young African American women about the importance of breast health.


  • National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is spearheaded by the Foundation; Congress designates March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and a Presidential Proclamation authorizes the month of observance.
  • [11]The Millennium Lung Cancer Workshop, to jump-start early lung cancer detection, is held.


  • The Foundation leads the way in promoting colorectal cancer screening when it holds its first Dialogue for Action, a unique, interactive conference that subsequently moves to an international audience and to regions throughout the U.S. We provide $1.7 million for research projects.


  • The Foundation helps organize the first Summit on Clinical Trials, helping to plan the future of clinical research.


  • [12]The Foundation launches its Web site at www.preventcancer.org


  • The Foundation funds Dr. Craig Slingluff’s research in the development of a of a vaccine against melanoma, an often fatal type of skin cancer,, which later proves effective in clinical trials.
  • [13]The Mammovan, the Washington region’s first and only mobile mammography unit, makes its first appearance, purchased with Foundation funding.
  • The Foundation provides $1.2 million in research grants.


  • [14]The Foundation launches ¡Celebremos la Vida!, a breast and cervical cancer education and screening program for underserved Hispanic women.
  • The first Annual Spring Gala,a second signature event, is held attracting guests from all fields.


  • [15]The Foundation starts raising research funds through its Sporting Clays Invitational, welcoming 100 participants, including members of the U.S. Congress.
  • The Foundation teams up with Washington CBS-affiliate WUSA-TV9 to educate women about breast health through the program Buddy Check 9.


  • [16]Drs. Paul Talalay and Yueshang Zhang, Foundation-funded researchers at Johns Hopkins University, isolate sulfurophane, a cancer-preventive compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables.


  • [17]Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program is established. The program is a bi-partisan cancer prevention awareness effort with the potential to reach constituents in virtually every Congressional district in the country.
  • [18]Foundation-funded researcher Dr. Craig Jordan conducts early research that leads to the development of tamoxifen, the first breast cancer chemopreventive drug.


  • The Foundation provides $1.2 million in research support.


  • The Foundation establishes its first named research fellowship.


  • Our first public awareness campaign, “Your Cancer Risk,” is launched.


  • [19]The Foundation board meets for the first time and funds the Foundation’s first cancer prevention research fellowship, at $8,000


  • [20]Carolyn Aldigé founds the Prevent Cancer Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, in memory of her father, Edward Perry Richardson, who died of cancer in 1984.

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