Latest News

More than $5,500 Raised at the New Jersey Grapplethon

On September 9th at Connected BJJ, the Northern New Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community came together in force for a day full of rolling, drilling, learning, eating, and fun, raising $5,547 in support of Tap Cancer Out! I (Jon) had the pleasure of stopping by Connected BJJ and I was amazed at not only by the turnout from the BJJ community, but by the amazing work…

Continue Reading

For Her Dad: An Interview with 3x Fundraiser Jessica Bal

Jessical Bal is a white belt who trains at Macarra BJJ/Gracie Sports in Norwalk, CT. She first popped onto my radar when I was looking at some of our fundraising reports and noticed an anomaly—a competitor who was fundraising at two consecutive tournaments (CT and PA). Less than a year later, back at CT, she was fundraising again. We wanted to learn more about what…

Continue Reading

Tap Cancer Out Named in $300K Pancreatic Cancer Research Grant

The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) is driving research progress by targeting precision medicine and early detection methods for the world’s toughest cancer. The organization, in collaboration with its generous donors, including Tap Cancer Out, has invested $4.9 million in vital pancreatic cancer research through its competitive peer-reviewed 2017 Research Grants Program – awarding 17 grants to 21 researchers at 12 institutions across the country….

Continue Reading

Our 2016 Annual Report Has Been Published

No matter which metric you choose, 2016 outshined 2015 and every year before it. Some of the highlights included: Adding a fourth tournament to our schedule—Philadelphia, PA Breaking $100,000+ in single tournament revenue (Connecticut) Breaking 400 competitors at a single tournament (Connecticut) Averaging $61,000+ per tournament fundraised Doubling the number of donors compared to 2015 Exceeding 1,500 competitors in a single year (119% increase over…

Continue Reading

Nearly $10,000 Raised at the Pittsburgh Grapplethon

On February 11th at Cherico’s Martial Arts, the Pittsburgh Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community came together in force for a day full of rolling, drilling, learning, eating, and fun, all in support of Tap Cancer Out! Nine participants actively fundraised, together raising a combined $6,113. Sharee O’Neil was our top fundraiser with $1,230 raised and Pride Lands BJJ was our top fundraising team with $2,904 raised! For…

Continue Reading

23 Days In – A New Black Belt’s Journey

How competing as a new black belt taught me more about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu than I’ve ever learned before (author Vin Canabarro on right vs JT Satava, left) When people set off on their journey in BJJ, many have a single goal in mind: getting their black belt. So what comes after you get your black belt? After 8 years of training BJJ, I was honored to…

Continue Reading