About Us

News

Hooters Raises More Than $600,000 For Breast Cancer Research

April 3, 2015 ATLANTA, GA – Hooters today announced it raised a record high $661,824 in support of the fight against breast cancer by asking America to #SupportOurHooters throughout National Breast Cancer Awareness Month last October. Leading up to the men’s college basketball championship weekend festivities in Indianapolis, Indiana, Hooters presented a check to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, during the Slam Dunk Cancer charity event last night at The Crane Bay. During the Slam Dunk Cancer ceremony The V Foundation CEO Susan Braun, board member Lesley Visser and longtime […]

Read More...

AppleGold Group Launches 9th Annual Fundraiser for The V Foundation

The AppleGold Group, Raleigh- based franchisee of Applebee’s Grill and Bar, proudly announces the launch of its ninth annual March fundraiser in support of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The fundraiser will run from March 5th through April 7th during the men’s and women’s ACC and NCAA Basketball Tournaments. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised through Applebee’s will be donated to The V Foundation to continue to fund peer-reviewed pediatric cancer research projects at Duke Children’s Hospital in Durham, North Carolina, through a grant established in AppleGold Group’s name. Guests who dine at any of AppleGold’s 70 participating […]

Read More...

The V Foundation and the ACC Announce The V Throw Challenge

The V Foundation for Cancer Research, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations, is excited to announce a new grassroots fundraising campaign in partnership with the Atlantic Coast Conference. The V Throw Challenge launched on Sunday, March 1, with each ACC basketball coach attempting a V Throw and naming a “Starting Five” – five others to take their own V Throw Challenge.  Open to people of all ages and skill levels, The V Foundation and ACC invite alumni, fans and other conferences to join the fight against cancer by participating in The V Throw Challenge and making a […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...

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. […]

Read More...

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.

Read More...

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 […]

Read More...