PLAY to End Cancer '22

Join us on January 1, 2022

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Join Players vs. Cancer (PvC) for our year-long charity gaming event: PLAY to End Cancer '22! Streamers, viewers, and scientists are coming together to raise critical funds to support lifesaving cancer research through the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).

Our Cause

1 in 3 people will get cancer in their lifetime. Will it be you, a friend, or a loved one?

Maybe not, if we battle cancer together.

Players vs. Cancer, a program benefitting the American Association for Cancer Research, needs your help in the fight against cancer.

The AACR’s scientists work in labs, fighting back against ALL of the more than 200 adult and pediatric diseases called cancer. We've given away over $545 million in grants to fund the best cancer research
in the world, with a goal of ending cancer, once and for all.

Join us in our mission.

PLAY to End Cancer.


From September 1-30, PvC will stage its next major fundraising event, focused on the topic of disparities in cancer health, END CANCER DISPARITIES.

Large segments of the U.S. population suffer a greater burden in cancer care and outcomes. These ‘disparities’ in cancer health have a greater effect on racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender minority populations, as well as rural residents. For example:

     • Breast cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in Black women and accounts for 32% of all new cancer diagnoses
     • Asian-American populations are disproportionately affected by cancers caused by infectious agents
    • Individuals living in rural areas have 15% higher death rates from the most common cancer types (lung, colorectal, prostate, and breast cancer)

Disparities are made worse by a lack of researchers and physicians from these populations entering cancer science. To produce research that can reduce gaps in cancer health for these groups, it’s crucial to have well-trained researchers from the populations that suffer from cancer more. That’s why the PvC community is coming together to raise money to support the careers of young minority scientists in cancer research.

We’re asking you to join us in promoting better cancer outcomes for everyone!

There will be TONS of prizes and incentive items, including a PlayStation 5 for one lucky fundraiser that raises at least $100 if we hit our goal of $50,000. Too sweet!

Connect With Us

Join our Discord to connect with other games and viewers that support the AACR’s mission.

Be sure to follow and tag us in your fundraising posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook so that we can re-share.

If you like dad jokes, come hang out on our Twitch stream

Have any questions for want to learn more about how you can get involved? Contact us at [email protected].


When you fundraise with PvC, you can earn all kinds of gear and prizes. Sometimes we even have limited-edition gear for our events. Check out out what you can earn this year when you fundraise with us: 


Here are some resources to help guide you through fundraising with PvC:

  • Getting Started – For step-by-step guidance on how to set up your fundraiser
  • Graphics Toolkit – Download our full set of steaming and social media graphics to customize and promote your event
  • Talking Points – Cancer research stats and facts to share with your Community
  • Streaming Guidelines – A few requests from us on content when streaming for PvC

Link to Facebook

Did you know that the average Facebook Fundraiser campaign raises $150 or more? It's easy to connect your fundraising page to Facebook via Facebook Fundraiser. Just link to your Facebook account when you register.