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In Remembrance of Sanford “Sandy” Hillsberg

Every day, we are reminded of the impact our donors make on cancer research. We especially remember a uniquely special individual, Mr. Sanford “Sandy” Hillsberg, who passed away on February 19th and is being memorialized in a formal ceremony today. There is a saying, “Being deeply loved by someone gives…...

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The Gunnery School Hosts 9th Fundraiser for Play4TheCure

In 2018, The Gunnery School partnered with Play4TheCure during the month of October for the ninth consecutive year. The month-long programming was an opportunity to shed light on the battle against cancer and bring The Gunnery School together under one cause....

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Team Spotlight: Ethel Walker Field Hockey

After losing her father to cancer at five years old Mimi Duran, the head coach of Ethel Walker Field Hockey, made it her goal to help raise awareness....

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All Sports. All Colors. All Cancers.

In the summer of 2006, Tina Reinprecht’s season as a women’s field hockey coach in eastern Pennsylvania was just beginning when she noticed the mother of a student athlete wearing a winter beanie. She thought it seemed out of place in the hot weather....

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Stronger Together

It is said that if you have the one you love, you have everything you need. For two members of the National Foundation for Cancer Research community, this has certainly proven true. As they stood under the wedding chuppah which the bride and her mother had built together just weeks…...

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Team Spotlight: Methacton High School Field Hockey

Methacton High School Field Hockey has been dedicated to advocating and fundraising for cancer research since 2014 in honor of their Goalkeeper Coach who is a breast cancer survivor....

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Q&A with Play4TheCure Coach Debra McMullen

McMullen's team has hosted Play4TheCure games for NFCR since 2013 and has raised over $6,000 for cancer research....

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Here from the Beginning

Anthony Pratt fondly recalls his days as a student at Brooklyn College, the namesake institution nestled inside the New York City borough that he has lived in all of his life. He was captivated by the multifaceted science courses comprising his studies—bacteriology, zoology, physiology, oceanography and biology, among them. One…...

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Faces & Voices of Cancer—In Depth: Alice-Anne Birch

“My story began in a tin-roofed farmhouse near the banks of the Tippecanoe River. My feisty, funny and brilliant maternal grandmother still ran one of the family farms, where they had returned during World War II. She was diagnosed with breast cancer my senior year in college, and my mother…...

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Team Spotlight: Bucknell University Field Hockey

Play4TheCure starts as a game but for some teams turns into a tradition. Anna Wills, Bucknell University Assistant Field Hockey Coach and former player, has been part of Play4TheCure since high school....

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