About 50 Percent of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable. Here’s How We Can Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®

Oct 29, 2018 5:30 PM ET
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The number of new cancer diagnoses is increasing. In 2018, more than 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer – that’s 46,570 more cases than in 2017. This increase in diagnoses is proof that prevention and early detection are more critical now than ever. And research shows that up to 50 percent of cancer cases and about 50 percent of cancer deaths are preventable with the knowledge we have today.

In addition to the personal health implications, the cost of health care continues to be a looming issue. The implications are staggering, as cancer costs are projected to reach $157 billion per year by the year 2020. 

Addressing this issue is the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, which is working to reduce the cancer mortality rate by focusing on research, education, outreach and advocacy for cancer prevention, and for early detection when cancers are most treatable.

Dedication to Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

It is hard to find someone who has not been impacted by cancer.the Prevent Cancer Foundation® has helped develop a body of knowledge that has led to new vaccines, the understanding of food’s impact on health, new and improved screening options and successful awareness and screening programs. The Foundation continues to educate all populations on reducing their cancer risk and supports research that demonstrates potential for impact on cancer prevention.

Since 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s peer-reviewed research and fellowship grants have been awarded to nearly 450 early-career scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide, and since 2007 the Foundation has awarded grants to organizations in 30 states, tribes and territories, who are doing extraordinary work in at-risk communities to expand education, screenings and vaccinations that are needed to prevent cancer or detect it early. The Foundation has also expanded its reach internationally through grants to programs in Mozambique, Ghana and Kenya.

You have the power to save lives and change the future by supporting the Prevent Cancer Foundation® through workplace giving. There are many ways your donation can help the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Each dollar you donate helps us to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®

For example:

  • $2 can provide one copy of Stop Cancer Before It Starts!® A Guide to Preventing Cancer (available in five languages)  
  • $25 can provide a skin cancer screening
  • $35 can cover one Breast Health Education for Young Women Facilitator’s Guide to provide sessions encouraging young women to advocate for their health (in English or Spanish)
  • $75 can cover one hepatitis B screening test for an at-risk individual
  • $150 can cover one breast cancer screening

Support the Prevent Cancer Foundation® through your employee giving program:

As a donor, you can support the Prevent Cancer Foundation® by donating to them through your employer’s workplace giving program (CFC# 11074 if you're a military or federal employee participating in the Combined Federal Campaign). Payroll pledges made through employer-sponsored charitable giving programs represent a cost effective and near effortless way to support your favorite charities.

As the Prevent Cancer Foundation® workplace giving partner, America’s Charities can help your company design and implement a program centered on supporting their work - through workplace giving campaigns, employee fundraising, cause-focused signature programs, volunteerism, donation drives, matching gifts, Dollars-for-Doers, In-Kind Giving and other employee engagement and philanthropic initiatives. Click here to request a demo and learn how we can help you do this.