How Game On Cancer Cracked the Code on Engaging Physicians and Cancer Survivors

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A cancer survivor and their network of loved ones want to come together and do something meaningful and they often turn to a national organization. This fall , Game On Cancer , a peer-to-peer fundraising campaign at Henry Ford Health System , finally cracked the code o n engaging patients and physicians. T welve nominated physicians compete d for the title of Game On Cancer MVP – Most Valuable Physician. With your help, it’s Game On, Cancer!

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Cancer Research UK creates data game to find cancer cure | Charity Digital News

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Cancer Research UK creates data game to find cancer cure | Charity Digital News : Cancer Research UK has teamed with Facebook, Google, Amazon and the Citizen Science Alliance to deliver a game for smartphones which aims to involve the public in finding a cure for cancer

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Fight Colorectal Cancer: A Rebranding Tale

Judi Sohn

The organization I helped found as Colorectal Cancer Coalition in 2005 officially became Fight Colorectal Cancer on Monday, March 6, 2011. I hope it's a fun read for anyone either looking to redo their own small nonprofit brand, or who wants a deeper dive on what we did at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I couldn't be prouder of the Fight Colorectal Cancer team that we pulled this off with as little to spend as we had.

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How Canadian Cancer Society Increased Donations by 78% During #GivingTuesday

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One organization that’s really tapping in to the potential of #GivingTuesday to advance their mission is the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) who saw a 78% increase in donations during the week of #GivingTuesday this year, and an 85% increase in the number of donations they received! Cancer research funding is very competitive right now, but because of their strategic approach, CCS was top of mind by the time #GivingTuesday rolled around.

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Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Stephen hits back at Twitter attacks

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Teenage Cancer Trust fundraiser Stephen hits back at Twitter attacks : Bowel cancer patient 19-year-old Stephen Sutton, who has raised 3.2m for the Teenage Cancer Trust, has been moved to respond to tweets from donors complaining they have been “duped”, as he recovers enough to be able to leave hospital. So you know, I still have my cancer and it''s still incurable, if that makes you feel less ''duped'' x

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Social Media Strategy: Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

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Our social media strategy for nonprofits series continues by taking a look at how the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network ( www.pancan.org ) uses social media to enhance their online efforts. This organization is dedicated to advancing research, supporting patients and creating hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.

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Smac! Cancer Where it Hurts.

SocialFish

Have you been touched by cancer in your community, family, circle of friends? cancer where it hurts. Sock Monkeys Against Cancer”, a gang of monkeys that provides tangible support to those with cancer, reminding them no one fights it alone. buddy, Phoenix, can soon be in the hands of those with/impacted by cancer to help them SMAC! Sock Monkeys Against Cancer product line, which so far includes two SMAC! Where’s the Funding) for Lung Cancer?”

Help Beat Cancer With SMAC Sock Monkeys (VID)

John Haydon

Fighting cancer can be incredibly lonely. Jennifer’s mom lives 1,200 miles away from her , making all of her cancer treatments that much harder for both of them. So Jennifer created SMAC (Sock Monkeys Against Cancer) – to give people like her Mom a “buddy” they can hug to remind her that family is with them. Commit a portion of the proceeds to cancer research & programs. monkeys to be delivered to each of their cancer patients.

Cancer Stats for 2009

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Tags: Life Science Cancer Death Rates Otis Prevention Screening

Offseason Planning for Revenue Growth: Tips from Maine Cancer Foundation

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During the last few weeks in this Event Fundraising blog, we have been … Emerging Events Event Fundraising Peer-to-Peer Fundraising challenge events event fundraising event fundraising tips Friends Asking Friends fundraising events Non-Profit nonprofit Peer to Peer Fundraising team fundraising

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Fight Colorectal Cancer: A Rebranding Tale

Judi Sohn

The organization I helped found as Colorectal Cancer Coalition in 2005 officially became Fight Colorectal Cancer on Monday, March 6, 2011. I hope it’s a fun read for anyone either looking to redo their own small nonprofit brand, or who wants a deeper dive on what we did at Fight Colorectal Cancer. I couldn’t be prouder of the Fight Colorectal Cancer team that we pulled this off with as little to spend as we had.

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Facebook, Amazon and Google All Help Charity Create Cancer-Busting Mobile Game | Fast Company

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Facebook, Amazon and Google All Help Charity Create Cancer-Busting Mobile Game | Fast Company : Programmers and engineers from some of the biggest tech companies are teaming up with a cancer charity in the UK to create a mobile game that will aid research into the disease.

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Cancer Council SA Ambassador Project

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

When Cancer Council SA (that’s South Australia, not South Africa) started the Ambassador Project as an experiment in revitalizing volunteerism and community fundraising , jumping in to the social media pond was not even on the agenda. Cancer Council SA is over 80 years old and is the largest and oldest cancer organisation in South Australia. We shared our stories (we cried together) and we talked about the possibility of change, real change in the fight to beat cancer.

CRUK to launch mobile game to help scientists find cure for cancer

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CRUK to launch mobile game to help scientists find cure for cancer : Cancer Research UK will launch a free mobile game this autumn that will speed up the analysis of gene data, by getting the public to help as they play. In March, 55 ‘hackers’ (computer programmers, gamers, graphic designers), along with Google, Facebook and Amazon attended Cancer Research UK''s (CRUK) GameJam event to brainstorm different ways to turn the charity’s gene data into a mobile game

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Grassroots Campaigning: How to Use Online Channels to Build Offline Support

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Susan is a grandmother, a cancer survivor and the major ingredient that differentiates organizations that truly make change from those that just make a lot of digital noise. At the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) , the advocacy affiliate to the American Cancer Society , we have a volunteer like Susan in every congressional district. Earlier this year, ACS CAN launched a major campaign around increasing federal funding for cancer research.

FIFA, Bogus Cancer Charities Illustrate Danger of Unchecked Finances

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A few weeks ago, a complaint filed by the Federal Trade Commission alleged that four cancer charities had cheated people out of $187 million while spending extravagantly and frivolously. While not many people were donating money to FIFA, a lot were generously giving to the four sham cancer groups. The post FIFA, Bogus Cancer Charities Illustrate Danger of Unchecked Finances appeared first on Nonprofit Hub. Ding dong, Sepp is gone.

Online cancer-fighting inititive sets Guinness record | Webware - CNET

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Online cancer-fighting inititive sets Guinness record | Webware - CNET: "BeatCancer, a charitable campaign that launched at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo, started making its way around the social Web last week. The goal was to set a new Guinness World Record for the most social mentions in a 24-hour period while raising cash for cancer organizations.

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Non Profit Innovations : An Interview with Heidi from Planet Cancer

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Tags: Info Tech Cancer Innovation young adult Change Makers non profits planet cancer

American Cancer Society moves to Convio

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American Cancer Society moves to Convio: "The American Cancer Society has enlisted Convio’s online fundraising platform to support Relay for Life efforts. Convio’s integrated program will power Relay for Life Web sites, which participants use to solicit donations. The software will also lend itself to online communication between Relay for Life supporters

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C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition's 2010 Congressional Butt-In

Judi Sohn

We're looking for House co-sponsors for HR 1189, a bill that will extend Medicare benefits for colorectal cancer screening and treatment to those who are low income and/or under-insured. This is modeled on a program that has been incredibly successful for breast and cervical cancer screenings. via youtube.com. Tomorrow is butt-in day! Even with health care reform, and no matter how you feel about that, we still need action. Please do me a big favor and call your Rep tomorrow.

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C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition's 2010 Congressional Butt-In

Judi Sohn

We're looking for House co-sponsors for HR 1189, a bill that will extend Medicare benefits for colorectal cancer screening and treatment to those who are low income and/or under-insured. This is modeled on a program that has been incredibly successful for breast and cervical cancer screenings. via youtube.com. Tomorrow is butt-in day! Even with health care reform, and no matter how you feel about that, we still need action. Please do me a big favor and call your Rep tomorrow.

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Join the Avengers in Their Battle Against Breast Cancer for #TwiveReceive

John Haydon

Five Amazing Kids Fighting Breast Cancer. Zoie (shown above) and Erin lost their moms to breast cancer, but now show other kids what they can do to fight breast cancer. Matthew, Ronen and Darragh talk about they are helping their mom overcome breast cancer. Success Stories breast cancer razoo twive and receiveTwive and Receive , Razoo’s national giving day campaign launches today!

Helping Cancer Research with "Play to Cure: Genes in Space"

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Become a galactic legend and help further cancer research. Scientists at Cancer Research UK (CRUK) recently pioneered some innovative methods for expediting the quest for a cure. At first glance, Play to Cure: Genes in Space might not appear to be a game designed to aid advances in cancer research. However, it is hoped that gamers will help scientists find vital new clues in the fight against cancer. app cancer research Community gamification Program

Austin non-profit offers free yoga for cancer survivors

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But, instead, I would like to take this opportunity to highlight an Austin-area organization that is making a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer. I was recently introduced to an organization that offers free yoga classes for cancer survivors, in an effort to increase the healing process for those who have battled the disease. The Austin chapter, headed by Holly Krenek, is working with Sundara Yoga to offer unlimited free classes to cancer survivors.

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How the ACCO Used Crowdfunding to Help Kids with Cancer

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We spoke with Program Director of the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), Amber Masso, who told us about their previous fundraising methods: mass mailing, cold-calling, etc. ” Amber worked closely with Teespring’s in-house designers to come up with a thoughtful design that aligns with the mission of the ACCO: to emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research about child cancer.

Daily DoGooder: Turn UP the Volume on Ovarian Cancer

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Change the world, one video at a time.Turn UP the Volume on Ovarian Cancer | 0:30 Ovarian Cancer National Alliance Ovarian Cancer is a serious and under-recognized threat to women’s health. It is the deadliest of the gynecologic cancers, the fifth leading cause of cancer death among U.S.

Stand Up 2 Cancer Rises for SXSW

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Now at South by Southwest (SXSW) through March 26th, Stand Up To Cancer is battling it out in the first ever Social Media Smackdown for charity to raise as much money as possible online for their cause, which aims to attack cancer once and for all by pushing promising scientific breakthroughs to the finish. Tags: SXSW Info Tech Social Software Smackdown Stand Up 2 Cancer

Daily DoGooder: How to Create a World With Less Cancer

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Change the world, one video at a time.How to Create a World With Less Cancer | 2:31 American Cancer Society The statistics of people who succumb to cancer is daunting but change is proactive–change needs volunteers. This inspired motion graphic from the American Cancer Society is about possibilities achieved through the volition to take action. [.].

The American Cancer Society Wants Your Birthday!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Now we have the American Cancer Society scaling the concept of the birthday fundraiser. It's birthday fundraising on steroids with the creation of their birthday fundraising platform and accompanying social media presence. They are encouraging people to declare their birthday to cancer (and adopt a healthy lifestyle). Over the summer, I wrote a post called " Crowded Roads Ahead for Charity 2.0: How To Address Cause Fatigue and Scaling."

Supporting Cancer Research with Teespring

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Brad Egel, a decade-long fundraising resident of Chicago and cancer-awareness advocate, had no personal ties or engagement with cancer victims or survivors. As his fundraising progressed, so did his dedication to the American Cancer Society. Around 10 years ago, a friend asked if he and his wife would join in a Light The Night walk to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Tweeting from the Hospital: Having Cancer and Loving Twitter

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So what exactly is it like to have cancer? A note of warning though, these cancer warriors in their twenties speak their mind. Tags: Social Media Cancer Twitter Uncategorized There are a ton of blogs out there talking about this but let’s go a step further. Take a minute and follow these people on Twitter: @jacobtyler and @leukemiakid and @michaeldiaz. They will take you inside the process with a sense of humor and dignity that you won’t get anywhere else.

New American Cancer Society Podcast

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In the American Cancer Society Powerful Choices podcast series, we’ll give you the information you need to make good choices to improve your health and reduce your cancer risk, including recent news, tips, tools, and more. In this podcast, you’ll get a hold of some ideas on how to get exercise even though it’s a busy and stressful time of year, as well as hear more about why cancer screenings are so important in a cancer survivor’s own words.

SMS Fundraising Campaign for Breast Cancer

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Today I heard about Drew Olanoff's latest fundraising campaign, a text to give strategy on behalf of Boarding for Breast Cancer. Here's how it works: Every time someone texts “tp4bc” to 60611, the textPlus mobile address, textPlus will donate $1 to Boarding for Breast Cancer, a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation whose mission is to increase awareness about breast cancer, the importance of early detection and the value of an active lifestyle. .

Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

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Competitor Accuses Cancer Charity of Not Playing Fair in Pepsi Philanthropy Contest - Give and Take - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas: "The Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation's recent involvement in the Pepsi Refresh Contest has drawn criticism from supporters of an Illinois elementary school who claim Kanzius gathered votes in a way that

#1MilliForJadudi: A Crowdfunding Campaign in Kenya to help Cancer Patient

Beth Kanter

Zawadi shared her most recent crowdfunding campaign, probably one of the most successful in Kenya, raising over $71,000 in a couple of days, to help a 24 year old brain cancer patient Emmanuel Otieno (pictured above and known as Jadudi) to get surgery in India. When Otieno learned he needed a fourth surgery for his cancer, he reached out to Zawadi Nyong’o who was also an Africa Cancer Foundation volunteer. 77% knew someone who had been diagnosed with cancer.

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National Cancer Institute’s SmokefreeTXT Helps Smokers Countdown to Quitting

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The National Cancer Institute is launching SmokefreeTXT, and it takes advantage of the flexibility of mobile to have a two-way, personalized conversation with every user. We’ve been seeing a lot recently how tremendously successful text messages are as a tool for helping smokers quit. Text message campaigns are used in cities like New York and Louisville, and research shows how effective it is – sometimes even doubling quit rates.

Mobile Commons Helps Prostate Cancer Patients With Text Care – A Press Roundup

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Staying healthy as you fight prostate cancer has just become a little easier. Earlier this month, Mobile Commons, Sanofi US, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation announced a new mobile health campaign for men with prostate cancer – PROST8CARE. The program connects patients with follow-up care information directly synced with their chemotherapy schedules, and was developed alongside a team of oncologists and oncology nurses.

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Text Messaging Shows Promise for Managing Patient Adherence to Cancer Medication

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With more than 50 OAs currently on the market and many more on the way, outcomes for cancer treatment depend heavily on patient self-management. A Michigan State University (MSU) research team, led by Sandra Spoelstra, PhD, RN, set out to assess the acceptability of and satisfaction with a text-messaging intervention program aimed at cancer patients who had been prescribed OAs. community cancer centers and a specialty pharmacy.

Our EveryAction Hero: Middle East Children's Alliance

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The organization sent medical aid specifically cancer medication to Iraq until 2005 when the U.S The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) works to protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East through aid, empowerment and education. This year they're celebrating 30 years of serving the region. With programs ranging from education, sports, income generation and more, we’re proud to stand with such an incredible organization!

MobiHealthNews on Prost8Care: Text Messaging Can Aid Cancer Patients During Their Treatment

Mobile Commons

The program, developed in conjunction with pharmaceutical company Sanofi US and the Prostate Cancer Foundation , provides follow-up information for men who are in the later stages of prostate cancer. MobiHealthNews has a great article about our new Prost8Care Program this week. The texts are designed to sync up with their chemotherapy schedules.

How the American Childhood Cancer Organization Used Crowdfunding to Raise Over $43,000!

Tech Soup Blog

Last year we shared how the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) used Teespring to exceed their fundraising goals with a few clicks of a button. We took childhood cancer statistics and had it spelled out in the shape of a gold ribbon. For this year, we’ve spelled out children’s names of kids with cancer on the entire front and back of the shirt.

National Cancer Institute PSA Increases Enrollment in Smoking Cessation Program by 100x

Mobile Commons

A PSA from the National Cancer Institute has boosted teen enrollment in their SmokefreeTXT smoking cessation program one-hundredfold, according to the organization’s behavioral scientist Erik Augustson. In trying to reach out to teenage smokers, NCI created an ad, “Make Sure You Have What It Takes,” identifying a series of common stressors that can lead teens to smoke—pressure at school, social anxieties, trouble in their home life.

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American Cancer Society High Plains Social Media Guidelines

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These are our Social Media Guidelines for staff here in the High Plains Division of the American Cancer Society. As American Cancer Society employees, we all have the opportunity to support our organization in many ways, and social media networks are a growing avenue for this. Many of you belong to social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN where the American Cancer Society already has a strong presence. Launch and learn right?