Defeat cancer through the power of play.
Everyone has something they love to do â€“ whether it is play sports, a musical instrument, or scrabble; take a yoga class or create a mobile app. Â playgood is a volunteer-run, grass-roots charity â€œmovementâ€ that empowers people by providing them with a â€œplatformâ€ to do good in the ongoing fight against cancer while pursuing and sharing their passion for play. Our initial focus was on playing tennis together, but longer term we will also play outside the lines of the tennis court.
- Mobilize and revolutionize the power of play to do good
- Raise $1 million to support cancer research, prevention and screening programs
- Build a global team of Players and Leaders from the grass-roots up
- Establish a virtual network to share experiences and best practices
Why We Play
- Meaningful – Through the unity and power of numbers, we can have a real impact by raising money to support respected cancer research and prevention programs
- Fun â€“ When we are doing what we love to do, do it with others, and feel good in the process, we have a blast and spread joy!
- Community â€“ We create social connections that start at the local level and grow through regional, national and international events; we inspire others by example.
- Knowledge â€“ We are not only improving our â€œgameâ€, but also learning about ongoing efforts against cancer.
- Easy â€“ Itâ€™s simple to get involved â€“ either by participating in an organized Playgood event, or by planning one yourself and getting others to share in the experience.
All of money raised goes to support cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.
As one of the nationâ€™s premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs.Â The close collaboration between its physicians and scientists is one of the Centerâ€™s unique strengths.Â Such collaborations enable MSKCC to provide patients with the best care available today as they work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future.