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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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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Delaney Snowden

Delaney Snowden proves that, with dedication and determination, anyone can make a difference.   ...

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Q&A with Play4TheCure Team Garrison Forest

In an interview Team Parent and Fundraising Coordinator, Brian McComas, revealed how the team became involved with Play4TheCure and what contributed to their success....

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A Cherished, Golden Reunion

  The North Arlington High School class of 1966, of North Arlington, New Jersey, had their 50-year class reunion two years ago. Many of the attendees had not seen each other for decades, some even since graduating. Old friends rekindled their relationships, including Barry Pearlman and Stephen Kross, who, over…...

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Team Spotlight: George Washington University Club Field Hockey

“No matter who you are, cancer has most likely affected you in some way,” explains Jackie Clarke, GW Club Field Hockey Community Service Chair, on why founders chose Play4TheCure and how it became a tradition. “Due to the unfortunate wide range of cancers that can affect friends, family, and loved…...

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The Lucy Fund: Words of a Mother

Lucy Elicker Stanovick, an English professor, writer, wife and mother of two, received the news that she had Stage IV metastatic breast cancer in April 2008. Although active, health conscious and just 42 years old, she was faced suddenly with her mortality: Stage IV metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured,…...

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Local Students Play Jazz for a Cure

Dodos Combo is a jazz band from the Landon School in Bethesda, MD.  They helped launch NFCR’s Arts4TheCure program by performing at the 2018 Albert Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research Award Ceremony held on May 5, 2018...

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