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Team V Inspires Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon, 1/2 Marathon & 5K Participants to Run 4 More

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is excited to be the featured charity of the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon, ½ Marathon & 5K, presented by WRAL, which will take place on April 9 and 10 in downtown Raleigh, N.C.  From first-time participants to accomplished runners, all are welcome to join Team V, The V Foundation’s official endurance training and fundraising team.  Net proceeds of Team V will be awarded to cancer research and related programs.  Team V has raised more than $500,000 for cancer research as a featured charity […]

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Bo Ryan, Robin Roberts and Urban Meyer to be Honored at 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, and ESPN Hall of Fame Sportscaster Dick Vitale are pleased to announce details of the 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala, which will be held on May 13, 2016, at The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Florida.  Net proceeds of the event will be awarded to pediatric cancer research.  Former University of Wisconsin Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bo Ryan, ABC’s “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts and Ohio State University Head Football Coach Urban Meyer will be honored at this year’s event.  In its 10-year history, the Dick Vitale […]

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Ninth Annual Jimmy V Week Raises Record $3.2 Million for Cancer Research

  ESPN’s 2015 Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research raised a record-setting $3.2 million for The V Foundation for Cancer Research – a million more than the 2014 previous fundraising record of $2.2 million. In nine years, Jimmy V Week has raised $13.7 million for cancer research. Jimmy V Week ran from Dec. 2-8, 2015 and introduced a new awareness campaign Your Fight is Our Fight – the emotionally-charged vignettes are from the view of real cancer patients and their support system showing the raw emotion that comes from a cancer diagnosis, going through radiation/chemo and finally being in remission. […]

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research® Partners with Medifast® to Launch Dual Fuel™ Sports Nutrition Products

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, today announced a partnership with Medifast and its recently formed sports nutrition product line, to launch special edition Dual Fuel™ products. Product sales will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research, started by famed college basketball coach Jim Valvano. “We are excited about the opportunity to launch the Dual Fuel™ sports nutrition product with Medifast, given their history and stellar reputation in the health and wellness industry,” said Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation for Cancer Research.  “The partnership is a natural fit for […]

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Team V Runners to Take on TCS New York City Marathon, Raise Funds for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a nonprofit organization committed to funding cutting-edge cancer research and related programs, is proud to be a charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon, to be held on November 1.  More than 100 participants have joined Team V, The V Foundation’s official endurance training and fundraising team, to raise funds for cancer research at the world’s biggest and most popular marathon.  Team V has had a strong presence at races across the country and is expected to break an annual fundraising record this year, following the New York City event. “Team V […]

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The V Foundation Awards More Than $20 Million in Cancer Research Grants in 2015

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is proud to announce it has awarded more than $20 million in cancer research grants this year. A total of 79 translational, V Scholar and designated grant recipients were selected. The announcement marks The V Foundation’s most grants awarded and largest financial contribution to the fight against cancer in a fiscal year to date. “Awarding stellar cancer research grants is the most rewarding work we do at The V Foundation. And now, our generous sponsors and donors have made this a banner year with the […]

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The V Foundation Awards Almost $5 Million in Pediatric Cancer Research Grants

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is proud to announce almost $5 million in pediatric cancer research grants awarded this year.  With only 4 percent of federal cancer research funding dedicated to childhood cancer research, The V Foundation’s efforts will make a significant impact to end the leading cause of death by disease in American children.  The 11 grants awarded were a result of record-breaking fundraising totals from signature events this year, including the 10th Annual Dick Vitale Gala and 17th Annual V Wine Celebration, as well as a partnership with […]

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Constellation Brands Raises Record $1 Million This Year for The V Foundation

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is thrilled to announce Constellation Brands’ Beer Division contributed more than $1 million this year to the fight against cancer.  The annual donation is Constellation Brands’ largest in its five-year partnership with the Foundation, and it is a result of its most successful “Each Corona Gets Us Closer to a Cure” initiative to date. “At some point, everyone is impacted by this terrible disease. We are truly honored and committed to partnering with The V Foundation to fulfill their mission of finding a cure,” said […]

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Grants Awarded from the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is pleased to announce more than $2 million from the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund has been awarded to novel cancer research projects and investigators devoted to studying cancer disparities among minorities. Established in loving remembrance of the longtime ESPN anchor, the Fund continues to explore ethnically based disparities and assists some of the most vulnerable and disproportionately impacted minority populations battling cancer. Kick started by a $100,000 seed grant from ESPN, funds awarded were a result of direct donations and net proceeds of […]

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The V Foundation Observes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

HIGHLIGHTS 17th Annual V Wine Celebration Raises Record-Breaking Amount for Pediatric Cancer Research Pediatric Cancer Research Grants to be Awarded in Honor of Leah Still and in Memory of Lauren Hill New and Extended Partnerships to Reinforce The V Foundation’s Pediatric Cancer Research Fundraising Efforts   The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is pleased to recognize Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September while highlighting its work to end the leading cause of death by disease in American children. The V Foundation has awarded more than $15 million in pediatric cancer research […]

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