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2013 Wrapup: $60,000 Raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

2013 has come to a close, and boy, was it an incredible year for Tap Cancer Out. If 2012 was the year of firsts—Our first tournament and our first major gift to our beneficiary—then 2013 was the year of twos: Two tournaments; Donations to two chapters of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society; and a gift totaling more than double the previous year’s total. Our flagship tournament,…

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RollMore.com Donates More Than $1,000 in Proceeds

RollMore.com, the newest site from the folks at BJJHQ, has everyone in the jiu-jitsu community raving. The site, which launched in early December, features a vast selection of BJJ gear from great brands (and Tap Cancer Out supporters) like Inverted Gear, Manto and Scramble and a 60-day Gi warranty that simply can’t be beaten by any other site. But aside from the site’s great deals,…

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Over $6,000 Raised at the Black Friday Grapplethon

A nonprofit organization is truly defined by its generous volunteers. This was never more evident when Matt Corley of BJJ Legends Magazine reached out to us with a brilliant idea—the Black Friday Grapplethon. The 12-hour Grapplethon, hosted by Finney’s Hit Squad, just steps from the Mississippi River, would unite grapplers around the St. Louis area to raise money on behalf of Tap Cancer Out. Numerous…

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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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