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Second Annual ESPY Day Raises $3.85 Million for The V Foundation

ESPN’s second annual ESPY Day to benefit The V Foundation for Cancer Research and its new Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund raised more than $3.85 million for cancer research on Wednesday, July 15. ESPY Day – a day-long fundraising drive across multiple ESPN platforms – included the 11th annual ESPN Radio ESPY Day Auction, the 15th annual ESPY Golf Outing and the inaugural Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards. To date, ESPY-related fundraising efforts have raised more than $26 million for cancer research. “On behalf of everyone at ESPN, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all who […]

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Celebrities, Supporters Convene at 10th 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 welcomed celebrities and a sold-out crowd to The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota on Friday, May 15 for the 10th Annual Dick Vitale Gala. To date, the Dick Vitale Gala has raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer research. This year’s event is expected to raise more than $2 million, with the final fundraising total to be announced at a later date. “The night was filled with stars galore including National Championship winning coaches and star players,” said Vitale. […]

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Applebee’s Restaurants Raise Over $164,000 for Cancer Research

The Apple Gold Group, a Raleigh-based franchisee of Applebee’s Grill and Bar, is proud to share the results of their ninth annual March Hoops fundraiser in support of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The fundraiser took place during men’s and women’s conference and NCAA Basketball Tournaments spanning from March 5 to April 7. Apple Gold Group was able to raise over $164,000 during this fundraiser. One hundred percent of the proceeds donated to The V Foundation will benefit a grant established in Apple Gold Group’s name to continue the funding of peer-reviewed pediatric cancer research projects at Duke Children’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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