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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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2017 San Diego BJJ Open Wrapup

113 Fundraisers – 852 Donors – $66,000+ Raised!!!! On January 21st, 2017, we returned to the University of San Diego for our third San Diego BJJ Open in support of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The southern-California BJJ community literally packed the gym as we welcomed nearly 450 competitors and hundreds more spectators and supporters. Michael Phelps from Del Mar Jiu Jitsu earned the top fundraising award with exactly $4,000 raised….

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Tap Cancer Out Named to the 2016 Classy 100

Recognized as a consistent growing nonprofit on the leading online fundraising platform in 2016 Tap Cancer Out made this year’s Classy 100 list, an annual compilation of the growing nonprofits on Classy, the world’s leading online fundraising platform for social enterprises. Classy released in February the 2016 Classy 100 using a proprietary growth score calculation as the basis for recognition. The organizations that represent the…

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