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TCO Founder Jon Thomas Speaks at TEDxSpringfield

Our origin stories are what defines us. Superman, Batman, Spiderman—all our heroes, real and make believe, come from somewhere. Many of these stories feature hardship, loss and even failure. Tap Cancer Out’s story is no different. In October of 2013, Tap Cancer Out founder Jon Thomas was invited to Springfield, MA, to TEDxSpringfield, to talk about the beginnings of Tap Cancer Out, why he chose…

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Black Friday Grapplethon to Support Tap Cancer Out

What better way to work off the insane amount of over-indulging from Thanksgiving than to spend the day rolling with your friends and teammates for a good cause? On November 29th in Granite City, IL (just outside of St. Louis), the good folks at BJJ Legends are hosting a 12-hour Grapplethon in support of our nonprofit, Tap Cancer Out. The Grapplethon is a 12-hour event—8am to…

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Summer BJJ Open Results – Danvers, MA – June 22nd, 2013

Here are the results from our Summer BJJ Open tournament. Thanks to all who came out!! Top Fundraiser: Tim Riedman (Team 1 BJJ) Top Fundraising Team: Team 1 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Women’s Gi Blue Belt – Featherweight Himali Patel (Florian Martial Arts) Michelle Matos (Best Way BJJ) Blue Belt – Lightweight Kate Marshall (Team Link Goffstown) Linda Kiel (Team 1 BJJ) Christine Brothwell (Brazilian Top Team…

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Spring BJJ Open Wrapup – $41,000 Raised

The numbers have finally been tallied for the Tap Cancer Out Spring BJJ Open, which took place in Stratford, CT, on April 13th, 2013, and to no one’s surprise, the tournament’s fundraisers broke all sorts of records. The tournament attracted over 200 competitors, both male and female, from all over the New England and Tri-State area. 73 of those competitors also fundraised on behalf of…

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Spring BJJ Open Results – Stratford, CT – 4/13/13

Here are the results from our Spring Charity BJJ Open held in Stratford, CT, on April 13th, 2013. **We are missing a few divisions. Please email us or comment below if you have any insight on the winners from the missing divisions. Female Gi Brown Belt – Middleweight Hilary Witt (Alliance NJ) Jessy Miele (IMBCT) Purple Belt – Featherweight Rachel Beach (American Top Team/Kore BJJ)…

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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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