The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. Our vision is to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is the only U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization solely dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection.
Since 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® has carried out its mission by focusing its work in four key areas:
We are committed to providing financial accountability and transparency to our donors, advocates, sponsors and supporters. Our sources of support include:
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® establishes partnerships with those who share our commitment to cancer prevention and early detection, including universities and medical schools, businesses and corporations, and the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. By working together, we can Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is committed to respecting the privacy of our donors and treats donor information with the utmost confidentiality. Donor information can be retained in order to understand donor needs and interests to provide them with relevant information about cancer prevention and early detection.
Most important, the Foundation provides donors the opportunity to remove their name from any of our mailing lists.
Sharing of Personal Information
The Prevent Cancer Foundation does not trade, share or sell its donor information with any outside organization or entity.
Outlined below are the types of donor information the Foundation collects and maintains:
Removing Name From Our Mailing List
Prevent Cancer Foundation honors donor preferences with regard to the method and frequency of communication. We do not wish to send unwanted mail to our donors. Donors may contact us at any time to request removal from our mailing list and their wishes will be promptly followed.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation understands that privacy is crucial to the ongoing success of the Internet as an informative medium. At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, our Web site is a critical tool for educating and empowering the public. To review the personal information that is collected and request corrections, please contact Henry.Woodside@preventcancer.org. Our visitors’ privacy is always a primary concern. However, use of our Web site is governed by the following terms and conditions of use:
The information presented on this Web site is solely intended to provide you with information that will help educate you on the importance of diet, exercise and regular cancer screening in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Adopting these habits is an individual choice and one that should only be made after consultation with your health care professional. No information provided on this Web site or otherwise offered by the Prevent Cancer Foundation is intended to replace or in any way modify the advice of your health care professional.
Although the Prevent Cancer Foundation strives to present only current and accurate information on its Web site, individuals MUST NOT rely on this information or consider it to be any form of professional advice. Individuals seeking advice regarding cancer prevention, early detection, symptoms or any other questions they may have regarding their health should obtain such advice in person from a health care professional.
Given the stated purpose of the information presented on the Web site, all visitors to this Web site agree that the Prevent Cancer Foundation is not responsible in any manner or to any extent for the consequences of any action(s) taken by any individual(s) as a result of using the information presented by the Foundation on its Web site. Further, although the Foundation carefully selects the Web sites with which it is associated, it is not responsible for any information or content, or any actions that are based on such information or content that appears on any Web site outside of its direct control. This information and content disclaimer pertains to all Web sites outside of the Foundation’s direct control, including, but not limited to, those sites that are or were in any way linked to the Foundation’s Web site.
Finally, the Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of reviewing your personal and family medical history with your health care professional before changing your diet, beginning an exercise program or learning more about your individual risk for some cancers. An ongoing and open relationship with your health care professional is a key component to maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Because the Foundation collects some information on our Web site for various reasons, in the following sections we’ve outlined what information we collect and what we do with it:
Several sections of our site allow you to request more information, register for conferences and programs or submit a survey. The personally identifiable information collected in these forms (such as your e-mail and home address, telephone number) is stored in a remotely hosted database and is used only in processing your requests for more information, program registration and survey responses. The Prevent Cancer Foundation uses reasonable precautions to keep all personal information provided secure. The Foundation cannot be held liable or responsible for a security breach by a third party and your continued use of this Web site implies that you agree to this statement.
Additionally, you have the option of receiving information from the Prevent Cancer Foundation concerning our programs and donation opportunities. By default, you will not automatically receive this information; only with your consent will this information be sent. The Prevent Cancer Foundation does not sell or rent the personal information we collect in our forms with third parties.
While using the Internet, your Web browser volunteers some information about you to any Web site you are visiting, such as IP address, geographic location, type of Web browser and referrer. This information is typically not able to accurately identify you. Like many Web sites, the Foundation uses this information to provide a more informative experience for our users. We also use this information in order to assess the amount of traffic our Web site is generating, analyze browsing trends and administer the site.
This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. The security measures used on this site include, but are not limited to, industry-standard Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology, firewalls, and internal policies to maintain the security of stored data.
When you register with, or donate to, the Prevent Cancer Foundation through this Web site, you will have a personal subscription management page, where you will be able to edit your personal information, as well as review your messaging records. Access to your personal subscription management page is controlled to protect the privacy of your data – our Web site requires that you log on with your e-mail address and personal password to access your personal subscription management page.
Visitors may use our secure online form to send monetary donations to The Prevent Cancer Foundation. As in the case with other forms on our site, this information is used solely to complete the processing of the donation.
Donor information is stored in a remotely hosted database and is never made available to third parties. The Foundation uses reasonable precautions to keep all personal information secure. The Prevent Cancer Foundation cannot be held liable or responsible for a security breach by a third party and your continued use of this Web site implies that you agree to this statement.
Additionally, you have the option of receiving information from the Prevent Cancer Foundation concerning our programs and donation opportunities. By default, you will not automatically receive this information; only with your consent will this information be sent. The Prevent Cancer Foundation does not sell or rent the personal information we collect in from our online donations.
The Foundation does sell and/or rent the names and addresses of its direct mail donors, but offers donors, in each mailing, the opportunity to request their names and addresses not be exchanged.
By using this Web site, you agree to the collection and use of information and all other terms, as specified above in our policy. In the event that our policy changes, we will make these changes to this page in order to keep you informed about our information collection practices.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation urges you to be careful when online and always familiarize yourself with each Web site’s privacy policies.
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The purpose of this policy is to maintain the integrity of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and its decision making process. The policy requires that directors, officers, employees and committee members — referred to as stakeholders — avoid conflicts between their personal interests and the interests of the Foundation when entering into or contemplating a transaction or partnership that may benefit the private interests of any of these stakeholders.
This policy requires that stakeholders maintain personal independence with respect to their investments and refrain from making personal financial investments that benefit from information gleaned in the course of their involvement with the Foundation.
The conduct of personal business between any stakeholder and the Foundation as described below must be disclosed, and have approval from, the Foundation’s President and its Board of Directors. Such transactions shall be reviewed annually, to ensure they are in the interests of the Foundation and do not create an impermissible conflict of interest.
Stakeholder has, directly or indirectly, through business, investment or family interests:
Compensation includes direct and indirect remuneration as well as gifts or favors that are substantial in nature. The existence of a financial interest does not necessarily mean that the associated person has a conflict of interest.
Procedures for Disclosure
In the event of actual or possible conflicts of interest, the stakeholder must disclose the existence and nature of his or her financial interest and all material facts to the Foundation’s President and Board of Directors.
Upon disclosure of the financial interest and supporting material facts, the stakeholder, or Foundation President on his or her behalf, may make a presentation at the board of directors. The stakeholder must excuse herself/himself from the meeting to allow the directors to discuss and vote upon the matter under consideration.
A majority vote of the board will determine whether the transaction or arrangement that gives rise to the potential real or perceived conflict of interest is in the Foundation’s best interest and for its own benefit and whether the transaction is fair and reasonable to the Foundation. Based upon this determination, the board shall take appropriate disciplinary and/or corrective action.
If the Foundation President and/or board member has reasonable cause to believe that a stakeholder has failed to disclose actual or possible conflicts of interest, it shall inform the stakeholder of the basis for such belief and afford him or her an opportunity to explain the alleged failure to disclose. If after hearing the response of the stakeholder and investigating as may be warranted under the circumstances, the Foundation President and/or board member determines the stakeholder has in fact failed to disclose an actual or possible conflict of interest, it shall take disciplinary and/or corrective action.
Disclosure of a possible conflict of interest, and its determination and action, will be recorded in the Minutes of the Board meeting.
All stakeholders shall annually sign, and submit to the Foundation, a statement which affirms that such person:
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is a national, non-profit organization whose mission is saving lives through cancer prevention and early detection. The Prevent Cancer Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of companies, enabling the Foundation to support research, education, advocacy and community outreach and screening programs across the nation to prevent cancer. The following policy has been approved by the Foundation Board of Directors to help guide and define these relationships, and offer transparency for the public. The Prevent Cancer Foundation accepts funding from corporate sponsors for research, educational, advocacy and community outreach programs and special events, as well as unrestricted contributions. The Prevent Cancer Foundation has ultimate authority over content, procedures and processes.
Corporate relationships will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
The Prevent Cancer Foundation requires a Letter of Agreement (LOA) or contract for corporate partnerships clearly defining the role of each entity. The LOA must clearly indicate: (i) the amount of money that will be transferred to the Foundation; (ii) whether the payment is unrestricted or earmarked to support a particular event or program activity; (iii) a written description of the mission-driven activity supported that both parties will agree to use for purposes of disclosure to the general public; (iv) the manner in which each party will disclose the support to the general public; (v) the organization retains complete control of and right of approval over all content related to the event or program activity; and (vi) whether, and if so, how the organization’s name, logo and/or any identifying marks will be used by a corporation.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation requires directors, officers and employees to observe high standards of business and personal ethics in the conduct of their duties and responsibilities. As employees and representatives of the Foundation, we must practice honesty and integrity in fulfilling our responsibilities and comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
It is the responsibility of all directors, officers and employees to comply with all applicable laws, regulations and Foundation policy and to report violations or suspected violations in accordance with this Policy, including
No director, officer or employee who in good faith reports a violation shall suffer harassment, retaliation or adverse employment consequence. An employee who retaliates against someone who has reported a violation in good faith is subject to discipline up to and including termination of employment. This Policy is intended to encourage and enable employees and others to raise serious concerns within the Foundation prior to seeking resolution outside the Foundation. However, reports that are not made in good faith, or otherwise are intended to harass or annoy an employee, may result in disciplinary action, including termination.
The Foundation has an open door policy and suggests that employees share their questions, concerns, suggestions or complaints with someone who can address them properly. In most cases, an employee’s supervisor is in the best position to address an area of concern. However, if you are not comfortable speaking with your supervisor or you are not satisfied with your supervisor’s response, you are encouraged to speak with someone in the Human Resources Department or anyone in management whom you are comfortable in approaching.
Supervisors and managers are required to report suspected violations to the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. For suspected fraud, or when you are not satisfied or are uncomfortable with following the Foundation’s open door policy, individuals should contact the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer directly. The Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is responsible for investigating and resolving all reported complaints and allegations concerning violations and, at his or her discretion, shall advise the President and Founder, Board of Directors or the Finance Committee. The Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer is required to report to the Finance Committee at least annually on compliance activity.
The Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer will acknowledge receipt of the reported violation or suspected violation within five business days. All reports will be promptly investigated and appropriate corrective action will be taken if warranted by the investigation.
The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. The Foundation receives funding from a diverse group of companies, enabling the Foundation to support research, education, outreach (including screening programs) and advocacy across the U.S. to prevent cancer or detect it early. Included among these funders are pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.
Support from the pharmaceutical industry includes:
While the Prevent Cancer Foundation® values its partnership with the pharmaceutical industry, it does not endorse any medical product, treatment protocol or service, nor does it provide medical advice to patients.
In addition, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® does not link its website to any product-specific websites, and has exclusive authority over content, procedures and processes.
2017 pharmaceutical contributions: $1,451,000.00
Percentage of total Foundation revenue: 21%
The Prevent Cancer Foundation would like to thank our supporters for helping us carry out our mission through their continuing commitment to our work.