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The V Foundation and Festival of Children Foundation Announce Joint Grant for Neuroblastoma Research

The V Foundation to Match Carousel of Possible Dreams’ Donation in Memory of Lacey Holsworth The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading funding organizations, is pleased to announce a new funding collaboration with Festival of Children Foundation’s Carousel of Possible Dreams benefiting the Friends of Cathryn Foundation (FRoC).  The joint effort will support a grant titled New Approaches in Neuroblastoma Therapy (NANT) Consortium (www.nant.org) for neuroblastoma research.  Throughout September, The Carousel of Possible Dreams will raise funds toward the grant, which The V Foundation will match up to $250,000.  The matched funds were raised earlier this […]

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Tennis Stars and Esurance Rally in New York City for The V Foundation

Tweets, Tennis Stars Help Raise $100,000 in the Fight Against Cancer  The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is proud to announce Esurance raised $100,000 for cancer research through its #RallyForACause campaign in just one day.  As featured on Good Morning America, tennis stars rallied on a state-of-the-art tennis court built in Times Square on August 21, 2014, to help raise funds and awareness.  Esurance also donated to The V Foundation for each tweet tagged with @Esurance and a hashtag #RallyForACause. “Esurance and the US Open—what a great team,” said Susan Braun, […]

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The V Foundation Named A Charity Partner of the TCS New York City Marathon

Team V Members to Receive Free Registration, Guaranteed Entry, Celebrity Captains and More The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, and ESPN are excited to announce Team V as a broadcast charity partner of the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, to be held on November 2, 2014.  Team V, The V Foundation’s official training and fundraising program, offers runners several premium incentives, including celebrity team captains, personalized fundraising support, a virtual training program and more.  Net proceeds of funds raised by Team V runners will directly benefit cancer research. “The V […]

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Governor McAuliffe Announces The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Virginia Wine Partnership To Fund Major Cancer Research Initiative

“Virginia Vine: The Commonwealth Crushes Cancer” to take place April 2015 Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will partner with The V Foundation for Cancer Research to host “Virginia Vine: The Commonwealth Crushes Cancer,” a weekend event to be held in April 2015 at Trump Winery and other locations in Charlottesville. The V Foundation, one of the nation’s leading cancer research foundations, is partnering with the Virginia wine industry, the University of Virginia (UVA) Cancer Center and the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) to raise critical funds for cancer research. Governor McAuliffe will host a kick-off […]

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Medifast Announces $100,000 Grant to The V Foundation for Cancer Research

Grant to Support Research Examining Sleep and its Connection to Cancer Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven weight-loss products and programs announced today a $100,000 grant to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations. The grant will support clinical research examining the connection between sleep disruption and an increased risk of cancer. Clinical research will be led by Parveen Bhatti, Ph.D., from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle, Washington. “Cancer, in one way or another, has affected us all,” said Michael MacDonald, Chairman […]

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The V Foundation Announces UNDEFEATED 2014: An Unconventional Gala in Chicago

Net Proceeds from the Event to Benefit Cancer Research and Related Programs The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is excited to announce tickets for UNDEFEATED 2014: An Unconventional Gala in Chicago are on sale now.  The walking, progressive style event will be held on Thursday, September 18, at The Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier and will feature a full night of sports, arts, fashion and music.  Net proceeds of UNDEFEATED will benefit research and related programs at cancer centers in the Chicago area. “Chicago is home to excellent research, generous philanthropic […]

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Ninth Annual Racquets for Research Draws Notable Tennis Professionals to Join the Fight Against Cancer

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is proud to announce the 9th Annual Racquets for Research event will be held on Friday, September 12, 2014, and Saturday, September 13, 2014, at the North Hills Racquet Club in Raleigh, NC.  Racquets for Research offers tennis players the opportunity to play with and learn from ATP and WTA world-class playing professionals.  Net proceeds of the event will benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research. “Tennis provides us with a great opportunity to stay healthy and have a good time,” said Susan Braun, CEO […]

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Stand Up To Cancer and The V Foundation Establish Grants Program for Young Researchers

Robin Roberts to Announce New Cancer Research Collaboration during The 2014 ESPYS on July 16 Two cancer-fighting initiatives come together this year at The 2014 ESPYS to join forces in the battle against the disease. ESPN today has announced that The V Foundation for Cancer Research and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, will collaborate on grants for research scholars working within an emerging scientific field known as convergence, a new model of research meant to spur innovation in new ways of combating cancer. “We are so proud to make the announcement of these two major organizations […]

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The V Foundation Names Rob Steeger Vice President of Event and Cause Marketing

 The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is pleased to announce Rob Steeger as Vice President of Event & Cause Marketing.   Steeger, most recently the Director of Partnership Marketing at the United States Tennis Association (USTA), was selected after an extensive nationwide search.  As Vice President of Event & Cause Marketing, Steeger will develop and execute the overall strategy, tactics and budgets for existing and potential V Foundation events, community efforts, corporate partnerships and cause related marketing programs on a national level. “We are so pleased to welcome Rob to The V Team!  His […]

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The V Foundation for Cancer Research Announces 16th Annual V Wine Celebration

Net Proceeds to Benefit Cancer Research and Awareness Programs  The 16th annual V Wine Celebration, which raises funds for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is slated for Thursday, August 7 through Saturday, August 10, 2014, in Napa Valley. The three-day signature fundraising event encompasses fine wines, gourmet cuisine, exclusive experiences, live music entertainment and live and silent auctions. Over the last 15 years, The V Wine Celebration has raised more than $53 million with this annual event. Funds have helped the organization provide 539 cancer research grants nationwide, including grants […]

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