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All over the country, individuals, families and corporations dedicate enormous amounts of time and energy to move The Foundation closer to fulfilling Jim Valvano’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. These volunteers organize fun and inspiring fundraisers to spread awareness of The V Foundation’s mission. Some of these events include basketball games, golf tournaments, formal galas and many more – each as unique as the individuals who conduct them. We recognize the hard work that goes into coordinating an event and we truly appreciate the effort and dedication that these individuals, groups and families extend to supporting our cause.

Spare Change to Spare Lives

Students in an honors anatomy class will collect spare change at home sporting events during the school year to donate to The V Foundation

Granada Fights

A school-wide campaign to raise money for cancer research through events, fundraising, and merchandise sales.

Gryphon Basketball LLC

  • Date: March 15, 2014 - May 15, 2014
  • Location: Ridgewood, NJ
  • Contact: Randy DeFeo | 201-693-1757 |

Basketball teams – each one this spring donating $100 to The V Foundation.

  • Date: March 19, 2014 - December 31, 2014
  • Location: Online
  • Contact: Molly Williamson | (615) 780-3367 |

For every testimonial posted on our website, a donation will be made in their name to The V Foundation.

The Delta Chi Fraternity – Jimmy V Week

  • Date: April 14, 2014 - April 18, 2014
  • Location: University of Minnesota
  • Contact: Hunter Lang | 952-288-8242 |

University of Minnesota Delta Chi Chapter House is having a fundraising/philanthropy week for The V Foundation.  Events centered around competition between sororities.

Team V – KY Derby Festival Marathon/Mini-Marathon

Team of runners participating in the Kentucky Derby Festival full or half marathon.

2nd Annual Jimmy Jog

  • Date: April 26, 2014
  • Location: Augusta, GA
  • Contact: Austin Moore | 478-808-4113 |

Charity 5K for The V Foundation.

Run A Palooza – Jersey Shore Relay Marathon

  • Date: April 26, 2014
  • Location: Pt. Pleasant, NJ to Asbury Park, NJ
  • Contact: Edward Hudson | 212-438-2764 |

A team relay marathon along the beach towns of New Jersey.

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Delta Chi Strongman Competition

A competition between different Cal Poly fraternities involving strength and stamina. Competitors pay to participate and all proceeds are donated to The V Foundation.

Delta Chi’s Volleyball Tournament

  • Date: May 10, 2014
  • Location: Ruston, LA
  • Contact: John Marshall Clark | 318-540-8538 |

Delta Chi Louisiana Tech Chapter is hosting our first annual volleyball tournament for The V Foundation.

TLS Invitational

4 person team charity golf tournament. Featuring a silent auction, raffle and 18 holes of golf to raise money for The V Foundation.

Delta Chi Golf Tournament

Delta Chi will be hosting its 6th Annual Delta Chi Charity Golf Tournament at Stonebridge Golf Club in support of The V Foundation and cancer research.

NCRC Classic

This race is part of the second empire series; it features a half marathon and 10k.

Mike Koch Classic

  • Date: May 30, 2014
  • Location: Virginia Beach, VA
  • Contact: Jodie Koch | 757-434-5603 |

Golf Tournament taking place at Nas Oceana, Aeropines Course in Virginia Beach, VA.

Pros vs. Cancer

16 PGA Professionals will play 72+ holes of Golf on June 3rd, 2014 to raise money for cancer research. Each PGA professional will gather donations.

Edward Mengel Memorial Tournament

Golf Tournament with an after party.

This event will be held at Southland Country Club in Stone Mountain, GA.

4th Annual – The 380 Companies and Dick Vitale Golf and Gala

June 20th, 2014: Gala featuring Guest Speakers: Dick Vitale (ESPN Basketball Analyst), Fran McCaffery (University of Iowa Men’s Basketball Coach) and Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State Men’s Basketball Coach)

June 21st, 2014: 4 person Best Shot Golf Tournament

John Barton Memorial Golf Outing

Golf Outing to raise money for The V Foundation in Coach John Barton’s Memory.

PAK-CHK Memorial Golf Outing

Golf outing in honor of Phil and Carol Kover, who passed away from prostate and breast cancer.

JVL Open

Golf Outing – Live and Silent Auction, Raffles 50/50

Leadville Trail 100

  • Date: August 16, 2014
  • Location: Leadville, CO
  • Contact: Dave Oliver | 719-330-8650 |

100 Mile trail run at 10,000 plus feet with a 30 hour cut off.

KK Memorial 4th Annual Summer Bash

Picnic with live entertainment, yard games, silent auction and raffle.

Great Oak Landing Family Fun Day

Cornhole, Horseshoe tourney, Golf Tourney, Silent Auction, Dunk Booth and More!

MOP 5K for Prostate Cancer

A 5k run/walk, hosted by The Men On Point, to raise funding and awareness for Prostate Cancer.

Tap it in for Charity

An annual golf tournament which raises money to fight cancer.

Rabbi’s Memorial Golf Outing

  • Date: September 5, 2014
  • Location: Madison, WI
  • Contact: Brian Beinborn | 608-445-4800 |