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Pick smart, feel good: A March Madness challenge

Bring on the Madness! Selection Sunday is just a few days away and we are gearing up to root on our favorite teams in March Madness. Whether or not your team is going dancing, you still have something to cheer for when your pool doubles as fundraiser for your favorite charity.    Who will be […]

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Gaming for good: Mark and Friends Smile-Time Variety Hour

My name is Mark and I stream on Twitch as sort of a hobby. I’ve been at it for a year—it’s a really nice way to relax at nights when I have nothing else to do. My Twitch handle is Blackstar258, taken from David Bowie’s last album title “Blackstar”. This is the story of how […]

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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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More than $1.5 million raised during 10th annual No-Shave November

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke (703) 837-3692 hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – Things got hairy this November as more than 15,000 people put down their razors to join No-Shave November, a month-long campaign which raises awareness and funds for cancer prevention, education and research. The more than $1.5 million raised this year will benefit Prevent […]

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Thank you hairy much!

To all of our fearless No-Shavers, Thank you for ditching your razors in the name of cancer prevention. It was another amazing year for No-Shave November—together, you raised more than $1.5 million to help in the fight against cancer. These donations will fund educational programs to raise awareness about cancer prevention and support community screening […]

Mark and Friends Smile-Time Variety Hour!

Thank you for visiting! December 7th-9th, I will be running an event on Twitch to raise money for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. It will last from 3pm-3am on all three of the days and it will feature 12 of my friends as they stream for 2 hour slots playing games for you! This stream will […]

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All-in for cancer prevention at the 8th Bad Beat on Cancer Poker Tournament

More than 200 players and spectators cashed in their chips for cancer prevention at the Bad Beat on Cancer Texas Hold’Em Poker Tournament. This was the 8th tournament hosted for the Prevent Cancer Foundation® by Drew and Michele Figdor of New York, NY, who started the tournament in 2003. This year’s event raised a record $241,000 […]

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Controlling the controllables: My philosophy on cancer prevention

Hello! My name is Cecilia Barowski, and I am a 25-year-old professional runner training for the 2020 Olympics in the 800m, studying for the GRE before applying to a grad program in Speech-Language Pathology, planning a wedding for next August and trying my best to live a healthy and fulfilling life! It can be difficult […]

Image for Olympic hopeful Cecilia Barowski launches fundraising campaign for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®

Olympic hopeful Cecilia Barowski launches fundraising campaign for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®

Alexandria, Va. – As a professional runner, Cecilia Barowski is used to competing, but this Giving Tuesday, she’s running a different kind of race—the race to raise funds  for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Barowski launched her fundraiser via Athletes For, an annual giving campaign hosted by top track and field athletes training in the United States.  […]