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Spring and Summer Tournament Dates Announced

In the spring of 2011 we hosted our first Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The event was outstanding, attracting nearly 200 competitors, 50 of which fundraised on behalf of Tap Cancer Out, raising over $17,000 before the tournament had even started! After all was said and done, over $21,000 had been raised, allowing our nonprofit to provide the…

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Our 2013 Beneficiary: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

After much deliberation, insight gathering and strategizing for 2013, we are happy to announce that we will continue our successful relationship with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society into 2013 as our primary beneficiary. There are a few reasons we chose the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, but first let me address some obvious questions. Our initial mission was to be an equal opportunity nonprofit, helping various cancer…

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Our Gift to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Fairfield, CT – July 2, 2012 – Tap Cancer Out, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, recently completed their first yearlong beneficiary fundraising campaign by presenting a check for $22,658.11 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Connecticut. While Tap Cancer Out raises money on an ongoing basis through merchandise sales, donations, and sponsorships, the primary source of funding…

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Seana Rossi – A True BJJ Angel

Earlier this year, I came across a Facebook page for Seana Rossi. A purple belt under Jorge Britto at Toronto BJJ, Seana was diagnosed with ovarian cancer at the young age of 26. She didn’t let cancer stop her from living life, and in 2008, two years after being diagnosed, she started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But by 2009, the cancer had returned. Even through…

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TCO BJJ Open Results

Image via RichO’s Photography Long overdue, the results are in. Thanks again to everyone who competed! Apologies for any misspellings. Some school names were missing from sheets. If yours is missing and would like it added, please email us at info {at} tapcancerout.org.

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Tap Cancer Out BJJ Open Wrapup

Where It All Started In October of 2011, I sat at the Classy Awards hearing about the amazing charitable achievements by individuals, nonprofits and businesses worldwide. I heard stories of sacrifice and of success. I sat there, utterly moved, yet disappointed. Compared to these efforts, by people no different than me, I had done nothing. My thoughts started to race. I told myself then and there that…

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