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Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards $400,000 in global community grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announced five new funding recipients for cancer prevention and early detection programs. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its global community grants program, which focuses on delivering services and/or education to low- and middle-income countries and providing […]

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Games Done Quick raises an awesome $2.4 million for charity at 9th annual gaming marathon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org (703) 837-3692 Rockville, Md. — For 160 hours, gamers from around the world participated in Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), a speedrunning gaming marathon to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. The event, which took place January 6-13, raised a whopping $2.4 million for the Foundation, the most […]

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2018: A year in review

2018 was filled with new opportunities in cancer prevention and early detection, including new connections with communities across the country (and around the world!). We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on some of our highlights from the year. With your generosity, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® was able to provide grants for community cancer […]

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Awesome Games Done Quick video game marathon for charity this weekend

The week-long speedrun charity event begins on Sunday, January 7 in support of the Prevent Cancer Foundation FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Herndon, Va. (January 5, 2018) Games Done Quick, a grassroots organization known for its speedrunning charity events, will be hosting Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) 2018 at the Hilton […]

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AGDQ raises $2.2 million for cancer prevention

Video games are proving to be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer! The Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ) video game marathon raised a record-breaking $2.2 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation® earlier this month. Viewers from around the world tuned in to watch the best gamers speedrun (play as fast as possible) popular […]

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Nine Community Projects will Receive Funding for Cancer Prevention Work

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud to support nine projects focused on increasing cancer prevention education, early detection and screening in communities across the country, from New York to California. The Foundation received statements of intent from organizations in 48 states for this highly competitive grants cycle. Each grantee organization will receive $25,000. A special […]

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“Game Changing” Six Day-Nonstop Marathon Raises Over $425,000 For Cancer Prevention

(Chevy Chase, Md.)—The changing face of digital philanthropy has shown it’s astounding potential—gaming group Speed Demos Archive (SDA) raised over $425,000 for charity at their third annual six-day, nonstop video gaming marathon that wrapped up on Sunday in Chevy Chase, MD. Over 9,600 donors contributed over 15,700 donations with an average donation of $27 for […]

Cancer Prevention in 7 Languages: Spotlight on 2014 Community Grantee

Thanks to a Prevent Cancer Foundation 2014 community grant, several groups of underserved women in New Hampshire will learn about basic cancer facts, the latest cancer screening guidelines and how to access low-cost screening programs. Community presentations will be available in seven different languages: Spanish, Nepali, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, American Sign Language and English.

Awesome Games Done Quick: Thank you for over $1 million and for crashing our website

Living and thriving behind a screen doesn’t mean you’re not making an impact. Tell anyone who disagrees that Awesome Games Done Quick raised over $1 million for cancer prevention and early detection in seven days. Awesome Games Done Quick is an annual live streamed speed running marathon organized by Speed Demos Archive that raises funds […]