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Hoops, Heroes and Hope On Tap for March Promotions

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is excited to announce numerous promotions taking place this March. The varied ways to participate and many long-standing partnerships highlight The V Foundation’s significant work in the fight against cancer and focus on expanding ways for all to get involved. Awarding 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cutting-edge cancer research, The V Foundation has funded more than $130 million in research grants to the best and most promising investigators nationwide. “March … hoops, heroes and hope – it’s an extraordinary time,” said Susan […]

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Pepsi’s Jimmy V Vending Machines Raise Nearly $50,000 for The V Foundation

        The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is pleased to announce that Pepsi Bottling Ventures has raised $49,240 for cancer research. Over a two-year period, Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ customers donated their commission of the Jimmy V vending machines to the initiative, which is expected to continue and expand in 2015. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cutting-edge cancer research. “This program gives us funding and visibility,” said Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation. “The recognition of the V logo alongside Pepsi’s […]

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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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