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The V Foundation Announces Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund

The V Foundation for Cancer Research and family members representing Stuart Scott announced a new cancer research fund to honor the memory of Stuart Scott. The Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund will help continue Stuart’s fight against cancer and assist some of the most vulnerable and disproportionately impacted communities battling this horrible disease. The fund is being launched this week in loving remembrance of the longtime ESPN anchor who recently passed away, following his valiant fight against cancer. Even near the end of his life, Stuart was a champion for cancer research and was involved in a clinical trial […]

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V Foundation Announces 10th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is excited to announce the 10th Annual Dick Vitale Gala. ESPN Hall of Fame Sportscaster and passionate cancer research advocate Dick Vitale will host the event, which will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, Florida. As sports and entertainment celebrities gather to raise funds for pediatric cancer research, the Gala will honor three coaching greats at this year’s event: Syracuse University men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and Florida State University football coach Jimbo […]

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It’s Awesome Baby! Proceeds of Dick Vitale’s New Book to Benefit Pediatric Cancer Research

                  The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is pleased to announce that proceeds of Dick Vitale’s latest book, It’s Awesome Baby! 75 Years of Memories and a Lifetime of Opinions on the Game I Love will benefit pediatric cancer research. Covering Vitale’s career as a coach and announcer, the book includes personal memories, insights and much more. The proceeds will be added to the more than $12 million Vitale has raised for pediatric cancer research through his annual gala for The V Foundation. […]

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ESPN and The V Foundation Announce Pediatric Cancer Research Grant in Honor of Lauren Hill

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, and ESPN are honored to announce a grant of $100,000 to fund pediatric brain cancer research in honor of Lauren Hill, the Mount St. Joseph University women’s basketball student-athlete who has courageously shared her fight against cancer with the world.

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Eighth Annual Jimmy V Week Brings Awareness, Funds for The V Foundation

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, and ESPN are thrilled to announce the eighth annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research, beginning December 3, 2014, across all domestic ESPN platforms. The initiative will drive awareness of and donations to The V Foundation for Cancer Research with original content, messaging, graphics, social activation and public service announcements. Jimmy V Week will conclude with the Jimmy V Women’s and Men’s Basketball Classics Presented by Corona. For the women’s matchup, two-time defending national champion and No. 3-ranked Connecticut plays at No. 2 Notre Dame […]

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Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Sets New Marathon Course in 2015

            The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series has unveiled a new course for the second annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Marathon and Half-Marathon presented by WRAL benefiting The V Foundation set to take place the weekend of April 10 – 12, 2015. Participants will again experience sights like the Governor’s Mansion, Rose Garden, historic Oakwood neighborhood and North Carolina State University campus and will finish in downtown Raleigh on Fayetteville Street near the Red Hat Amphitheater where they can gather with friends and family for the post-race concert. “We are delighted with the new Marathon […]

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Stand Up To Cancer and The V Foundation to Collaborate on Grants for Research Scholars

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and The V Foundation announced today their invitation for applications from junior and senior investigators with a demonstrated background in biological research to participate in an Ideas Lab to be held February 13 – 18, 2015. The Ideas Lab involves intensive meetings and discussions to develop research proposals employing novel quantitative approaches to the study of preclinical and clinical cancer data. Ideas Lab participants will develop research project proposals, integrating mathematical and computational approaches, and clinical cancer research that have the potential to lead to near-term patient benefit.       Through collaboration of research […]

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The V Foundation Announces 2014 Translational and V Scholar Grant Recipients

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is pleased to announce the 2014 Translational and V Scholar Grant recipients. The Translational Grant Program supports scientists transforming lab discoveries into clinical applications. The V Scholar Program is designed to identify, retain and further the careers of talented young cancer investigators. This year, The V Foundation awarded nearly $15 million in research grants nationwide. “The promise of cancer research is stronger than ever,” said Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation. “This year, The V Foundation is delighted to award more funds than ever, […]

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Tickets for the 2014 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic On Sale Now; Women’s Classic Tickets Available Oct. 23

Annual Events Part of Jimmy V Week which Benefits The V Foundation for Cancer Research; Games to be Televised on ESPN Tickets for the 20th edition of the Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic Presented by Corona, to be played at Madison Square Garden in New York City are now on sale, while tickets to the 13th annual Jimmy V Women’s Basketball Classic Presented by Corona, hosted by the University of Notre Dame,  will be available for purchase on Thursday, Oct. 23. The women’s game will played on Saturday, Dec. 6, and the men’s games are set for Tuesday, Dec. 9.  […]

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The V Foundation and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Announce Grant to Support Lifesaving Childhood Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, two organizations dedicated to funding the best childhood cancer research, have joined together to support the work of Hui Li, Ph.D., a researcher at University of Virginia Children’s Hospital and UVA Cancer Center. Dr. Li, named the St. Baldrick’s V Scholar, received a three-year grant for a total of $330,000 to support his research project focused on alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma, one of the most common tumors diagnosed in children and adolescents. Despite efforts, this type of cancer remains mysterious, with no effective therapy currently available for advanced staged patients. Dr. […]

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