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Second Annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards Presented by ESPN to Take Place July 12

The second annual Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, presented by ESPN, will celebrate and honor leagues, teams, individuals and members of the sporting community that are using the power of sport to make a positive impact on society. The sports industry-wide event will return to The Conga Room at L.A. Live, Tuesday, July 12. Laila Ali will return as host for the event, which will feature a performance by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Andra Day. Highlights of the evening will be showcased during a 30-minute program on ESPN, July 15, at 7 p.m. ET. The net proceeds of the event will […]

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research Chief Executive Officer Recognized by American Society of Clinical Oncology

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, announces its Chief Executive Officer, Susan Braun, received the 2016 Partners in Progress Award given by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) for her dedication to enhance cancer prevention, treatment and patient care.  One of 16 Special Awards recipients to be honored at the ASCO Annual Meeting, Braun accepted the distinguished award for her commitment to the care of people with cancer and service in leadership roles at major cancer nonprofit organizations throughout the past 20 years. “I am deeply honored to receive this […]

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UConn and Texas to Play in 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic

The University of Connecticut and the University of Texas will play in the 2016 Jimmy V Women’s Classic presented by Corona and hosted by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday, Dec. 4. The annual event, in its 15th year, will be televised from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.   Although both teams have competed against each other in the regular and post season, this will be the first time that UConn and Texas face off in the Jimmy V Women’s Classic. This is the second time Texas will appear in […]

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Supporters, Stars Gather to Honor Bo Ryan, Robin Roberts, Urban Meyer 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 hosted the 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota in Florida.  In its 10-year history, the Dick Vitale Gala has raised more than $15 million for pediatric cancer research, boosting The V Foundation’s mission to end the leading cause of death by disease in American children.  This year’s event is projected to raise more than $2 million, setting a new fundraising record. “All I can simply say is, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You … […]

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2016 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic Matchups Announced

The 2016 Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic doubleheader will be headlined by Arizona State, Duke, Florida and Purdue – to be played on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. The 22nd annual event will air on ESPN – pitting Purdue against Arizona State at 7 p.m. and Florida vs. Duke at 9 p.m. – will once again be played from New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden. The four teams have a rich history between them, including a combined seven national championships. Duke and Purdue advanced to the 2016 NCAA Championship and Florida earned a berth to the NIT. Duke was ranked […]

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Celebrities to Rally in Support of Pediatric Cancer Research 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 excited to announce a growing list of sports and entertainment celebrities scheduled to attend the 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala to be held on May 13, 2016, at the Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Florida.  Net proceeds of the event will support The V Foundation’s continued effort to find cures for pediatric cancer.  In its 10-year history, the Dick Vitale Gala has raised more than $15 million for pediatric cancer research.  With another expected sell out gala this year, […]

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research Named an Official Charity Partner of 2016 TCS New York City Marathon Set for Sunday, November 6

New York, March 29, 2016—The V Foundation for Cancer Research was named an Official Charity Partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, announced Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation. The race will take place on Sunday, November 6. “The V Foundation is thrilled to partner with the TCS New York City Marathon as an official charity partner,” said Braun. “The TCS New York City Marathon provides a dynamic platform for our dedicated charity runners to raise significant funds and increase awareness for causes that are special to them. We are looking forward to supporting and celebrating our […]

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The V Foundation and WWE Launch National Partnership to Fight Pediatric Cancer

CARY, N.C. and STAMFORD, Conn., March 14, 2016 – In an effort to help find cures for pediatric cancer, WWE (NYSE: WWE) and The V Foundation for Cancer Research today announced a multi-year partnership to support cancer research nationally through funds raised by Connor’s Cure. The announcement was made at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, where Connor’s Cure was originally established, with representatives from the hospital, WWE and The V Foundation. In 2014, Connor’s Cure was created by WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon and WWE Executive Vice President Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque as a fund […]

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March Initiatives Highlight The V Foundation’s Nationwide Partnerships in Fight Against Cancer

(Cary, NC, Monday, March 7, 2016) – The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is pleased to announce its campaigns taking place this month during championship basketball season.  The V Foundation and its long-standing partners are once again offering supporters numerous ways to get involved and contribute to the fight against cancer.  With 100% of all direct cash donations awarded to cutting-edge cancer research, The V Foundation has funded more than $150 million in research grants to the nation’s most promising cancer investigators to date. “March is a time of high energy […]

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Taylor Swift Continues Support of The V Foundation with $100,000 Donation through the 11th Annual Dick Vitale Gala

Cary, NC – [Feb. 25, 2016] – 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 excited to announce a $100,000 donation from singer, songwriter and musician, Taylor Swift, to benefit pediatric cancer research.  One of The V Foundation’s annual signature events, the Dick Vitale Gala has raised more than $15 million for pediatric cancer research in its 10-year history.  This year’s event is expected to attract another sell-out crowd and break fundraising records with the help of Swift and other celebrities.  Swift’s most recent […]

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