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Unbreakable Courage at 13

At age 13, most kids are happy to make it through their first year of middle school. Chad Jones was thankful just to be alive. While his friends and classmates were consumed with sports, schoolwork and puppy love, Chad’s days were filled with tests, radiation therapy and cancer scans. Chad was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma at 11 years old. Neuroblastoma is a rare form of cancer that is most common among children, specifically children under two. The disease is characterized by extra cranial solid tumors that frequently originate in the adrenal glands. However, they can also develop in the […]

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My Dream List: ESPY Day Auction Items

Since I’m only a junior at UNC Chapel Hill, I definitely don’t have enough money to bid on the ESPY Day auction items.  However, I love being an intern at The V Foundation and look forward to the day I can bid on some items!  But just because I’m not able to bid doesn’t mean that you can’t!  Here’s my dream list with the top three auction items I would bid on if I had the chance: 1) Like I said earlier, I’m a Tar Heel, meaning that I would absolutely love the UNC Basketball Private Lunch with Coach Roy […]

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I #DontEverGiveUp

I #DontEverGiveUp for all of those who are currently battling with cancer. I #DontEverGiveUp for those who can no longer hold up their sign. I #DontEverGiveUp for the parents who are watching their child battle this terrible disease. I #DontEverGiveUp for the 1.7 million people who will be diagnosed 2014. I #DontEverGiveUp for the people we’ve lost. I #DontEverGiveUp for the 14.5 million cancer survivors alive today in the United States. I #DontEverGiveUp for all people working to find all the cures to all the cancers that need to be found. Everyone has something that they #DontEverGiveUp for and we […]

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A story to “cool” you off: It’s Wine Celebration time!

Have you been feeling the summer heat? If the winter was cold, we are surely getting the heat of the summer. I hope this story will “cool” you off a bit as we go back in time to the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics. Scott Hamilton, the most recognized male figure skating star in the world, took the gold medal for the United States. Are you “cool” yet? Well we have some exciting news for you – Scott Hamilton will be hosting the 16th Annual V Foundation Wine Celebration. Not only are we honored to have Scott Hamilton speak to us as an […]

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2013 Annual Report … A snapshot of 2013!

Around The V Foundation office, working on the annual report is considered a treat! We love to look back at what your support has helped accomplished during the previous year. None of what we do would be possible without the assistance of those who continue to work towards Jim’s goal. For that, we would like to say thank you for your passion and commitment. A snapshot of our 2013 accomplishments: Page 2: CEO Susan Braun reflects on the past year and anticipates the future. During 2013, we funded $14 million in new cancer research grants and we continue to fund […]

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National Cancer Survivors Day

June 1st is National Cancer Survivors Day. Below is a post from our CEO, Susan Braun.   Cancer survivors have been described in so many ways: victims, heroes, patients, the walking wounded, an army, thrivers to name just a few.  When we’re talking about 14 million people – some who have had cancer for three minutes, some for three decades – it’s pretty hard to pick a category that fits all.  When I think of cancer survivors, I think of people I know who have names and stories.  I think of Mary and Jane and Waz.  And I think of […]

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200 miles, 40 legs, 33 hours in Support of Cancer Research

200 miles, 40 legs and 33 hours–this is how far the 12 Sons Of Texas A&M (SOTA) Running Club members were willing to go to support cancer research. These men (and 1 woman!) ran the race in honor of those affected by cancer, donating one hundred percent of their fundraising dollars to The V Foundation. The team, a group of Texas A&M Corps of Cadets alumni with years of triathlon experience, initially started running the race in pursuit of a fun, around-the-clock challenge. This year, one wife stepped up to take the place of an injured member. In 2013, the […]

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Delta Chi’s Inaugural Run VK Pittsburgh

At an international convention in 2006, the Delta Chi Fraternity chose to make an impact on cancer research by naming The V Foundation for Cancer Research as its preferred philanthropic organization. The brothers and alumni of the Delta Chi Pittsburgh and Duquesne chapters continued this legacy with an inaugural Run VK Pittsburgh 5K on Sunday, March 30. “Since there are two chapters in Pittsburgh very close in proximity to one another and a large alumni base it seemed like a good idea to be one of the first to hold the race,” said Tom Horowitz, VK co-race director along with Tom Hoffman […]

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Love Like Lacey

On April 8th, eight-year-old Lacey Holsworth lost her courageous two-year battle with cancer, but her memory will stay with us for a lifetime. Lacey touched the hearts of so many, especially that of Michigan State University basketball player Adreian Payne. The pair forged an unbreakable bond when Payne visited Lacey in the hospital while she was seeking treatment for neuroblastoma over two years ago. Ever since then, Lacey has been on the sidelines cheering on her friend with a smile. Lacey even helped Payne cut down the net after Michigan State won the Big Ten tournament title. On May 18, […]

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Team V taking Raleigh by storm!

On March 22, Team V welcomed its newest member, Andy Katz. Andy Katz is a well-know figure in the sporting world. He is a senior college basketball journalist for ESPN.com, host of ESPNU’s Katz’s Korner and NCAA reporter. Katz joined Team V in a weekly training run and spoke about his passion for the cause and his personal fundraising efforts. On April 6, just hours after covering the national semifinals on ESPN, Katz ran a personal best in the Big D Texas Half Marathon and raised more than $4,000 for The V Foundation. He wore “TEAM PAT” on his race-day […]

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