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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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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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