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The Power of Volunteers

Volunteering at PCRF enables us to help carry out both small and large events to raise money funding top research institutions across the country.
One of the first volunteers I was introduced to was a long-time pediatric cancer warrior Terry Shephard. Terry volunteers year-round and leads her fundraising team “Running with Todd” at our Reaching for the Cure run/walk each year in memory of her son Todd. She became involved with PCRF in 1996 and has been pivotal since.

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Team Building + Giving Back is the Combination for Success

Building strong morale in the workplace is hugely beneficial to thriving businesses. Experts agree that when morale is high, there is a direct correlation to increased productivity, efficiencies, and retention. While there are many ways company execs look to boost morale, team-building activities can be the source of fostering meaningful and open communication among peers, supports problem-solving, and keep those creative juices flowing!

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Dribble for Victory Over Cancer

For the past 15 years, PCRF has produced a tried-and-true event called Dribble for the Cure with UCLA and St. John’s basketball teams. This year we partnered with the V Foundation, rebranded the event “Dribble for Victory Over Cancer”, and we are looking to expand to other teams across the country. We are also looking for national and local partners to support these great events.

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Cancer Warrior Kenny

While we all know how strong and resilient our young cancer fighters are, to understand their journey fully, we must walk the path with them – the whole course. In June of 2021, we introduced you to the story of Kenny. A two-time fighter of ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.)

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A Look Back on Cancer Research Funding

Fifty years ago last month, President Nixon signed the National Cancer Act. Because of that law, the U.S. government has now invested far more money into fighting cancer than any other disease. Mary Lasker, Philanthropist and Activist, was the muscle behind the scene pushing this initiative.

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