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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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Hoops for Hope–A Story of Two Brothers and Their Search For a Cure

After losing their mother to ovarian cancer, Ryan and Jason Brumwell set out to continue her legacy. The duo merged their love for basketball with their dedication to finding a cure and started the Diane Brumwell Memorial Hoops for Hope Tournament in 2006 while their mother was battling the disease. Jim Valvano’s legendary speech inspired the brothers to support The V Foundation for Cancer Research. “His speech reminded us so much of our Mom, just in his passion for life and living it to its fullest…his words resonated the sentiment of our mother so perfectly we knew we had found […]

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Jersey Mike’s Day of Giving!

It’s Wednesday. You are debating what to do for lunch. Not quite in the mood for leftovers, but not wanting to eat something terribly bad for you. Well, we have a solution to all your mid-week lunch-decision problems. Head over to Jersey Mike’s and participate in the “Month of Giving,” where your lunch will fund cancer research. The “Month of Giving” program has many aspects. If a customer donates $1, he or she will receive a $1 off coupon for their next visit. If a customer donates $3, he or she will receive free chips and drink offer for their […]

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Playing for a Cure at the Talon Challenge

“Cancer touches everyone in some way,” said Jonathan Bryant, Assistant Chief Administrator of Lincoln Charter, a K-12 College Prep Community in Lincolnton, N.C. “We continue to have community members that are diagnosed with cancer every year.” About five years ago, headmasters and athletic directors at Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy and Lincoln Charter sat down to start a service-themed event featuring annual basketball games. “We chose The V Foundation as the recipient of our fundraising efforts based on your 100% proceeds going to research, track record, your ties to N.C. and N.C. State, because of the impact cancer has had on […]

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A great North Carolina Tradition

For the past seven years, one of the greatest traditions has happened in North Carolina when spring rolled around. And I’m not talking about basketball. The tradition was started when Applebee’s became a partner of The V Foundation. Each spring during March, the stores would ask customers for donations and those customers could put their name on a basketball to be displayed in store. Yet, that was just the beginning. Over the years the promotion has turned into something bigger. There have been golf tournaments, car washes, bake sales and more. The Foundation has heard of managers riding bikes for […]

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It’s time for Corona weather!

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for Corona weather. You know what I’m talking about, right? Corona weather doesn’t have snowstorms or ice patches. Instead, it has sandy beaches and waves crashing on the shore. Have no fear, Corona weather is close and if you needed another sign- it’s time for The V Foundation and Corona’s annual promotion. This year’s promotion is called “Each Corona Gets Us Closer to a Cure” and marks the 4th year of Corona’s support of The V Foundation. Through the past few years Corona has donated more than $1 million to cancer research. […]

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Humble Bundle: Anything but modest.

The definition of humble is to have or show a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance. Although, I think Humble Bundle is anything but modest. The company was founded in 2010 and has raised more than $33 million for charity to date, but they are a for-profit organization. Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want sales and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them awesome games, eBooks, albums and more at prices they set themselves. Not only can consumers pay what they want, but they can decide how to allocate their money. If a consumer wants […]

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Philadelphia Friends of V to Host 11th Annual Jimmy V CYO Classic

What started out as a letter of support to The V Foundation for Cancer Research has evolved into a full-fledged community effort. In 2004, a group of players, friends, coaches and parents from Lower Makefield, Pennsylvania formed the Philadelphia Friends of V and started a community tradition. The group’s signature event, the Jimmy V Catholic Youth Organization Classic, is in its 11th year and will take place Feb. 20th-23rd. The 4-day basketball event features games, a silent auction, a DJ and concessions with more than 4,000 people estimated to attend. The highlights of the event are guest speakers who talk […]

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Run Culture- Reasons that Running is the Best

Today’s post is brought to you by Britt Taylor, a member of Team V with the Athleta group. Her story is a great one and we are proud to have her on our team. You can donate to Britt’s run here. Runners support one another. Runners give each other high fives and “Go Get ems!” and “Great jobs!” no matter what your speed, level of fitness or place.  If you are out there doing it, you are automatically winning.  Even top competitors can look each other in the eye and give a genuine “Great race!” after sprinting to the finish line […]

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