AACR Events and Activities

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Participants celebrate during the 5th annual Sista Strut 3K Breast Cancer Walk, which took place on Saturday, June 11, in Philadelphia. The event raised awareness for breast cancer, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting AACR. Photo courtesy of Valerie Morris.
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Liam and Gabriel Lissack, whose mother Meredith is co-chair of the Friends of the AACR Foundation Party with a Purpose, stand with their vegetable cart. Sharing in the philanthropic spirit, they raised over $200 for AACR. Photo courtesy of Meredith Lissack.
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James Van Cleef (fourth from left) and Mark Bayliss (first from left) celebrate with their wives and Adam’s godfather at Santa Monica Pier after completing a 7,500-mile bike ride across the country. Their campaign “Riding for Adam” is named after James’ son and Mark’s nephew, who died of synovial sarcoma. After completing multiple rides in the U.K., they came to the U.S. this August to conquer their biggest course yet. Photo courtesy of Megan Kutzner.
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Scott Kramer, AACR director of marketing, throws out the first pitch at a Reading Fightin Phils game for their Fightin Cancer Night. Photo courtesy of Mike Robinson.
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Members of AACR® Runners for Research wave to the camera as they tackle the half marathon during AACR Philadelphia Marathon Weekend, held November 18-20, 2022. Photo ©AACR/Paul Driscoll.
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After hosting a 97.5 The Fanatic Radio Show AACR Fundraiser at his restaurant, restaurant owner Matt Pagano (left, with Brandon Niezgoda of AACR) donates $2,424 to AACR in honor of host John Kincade’s 24 years of cancer remission. Photo courtesy of Jaime Frankel. 
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The Hogga Family celebrates the 9th Annual Hogga Golf Tournament. The event was held on June 10, 2022, honoring Robert Hogga, who died of pancreatic cancer 10 years ago. Photo courtesy of Ashley Fry. 
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Players vs. Cancer hosted its “End Cancer Disparities” event throughout September to help raise funds for AACR’s cancer health disparities programming. Streamers raised a total of $37, 340 to support the research careers of young minority scientists. Photo courtesy of Mike Gilbert.
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Melina Epi Marmarelis, MD, second from left in front row, and Dr. Corey J. Langer, MD, third from left, stand with AACR staff and the Friends of the AACR Foundation. Dr. Marmarelis received the Early Career Investigator Award and Dr. Langer received the Scientific Achievement Award at the Party with a Purpose Gala held at the Union League in Philadelphia on October 30, 2022.

The AACR continues to engage the community in bolstering the cause of cancer research.