Hello and welcome to my page! I'm so excited and honored to be running the NYC Marathon especially as a member of Team V - the official endurance fundraising program for the V Foundation for Cancer Research!! Unfortunately just about everyone knows somone affected by this horrific disease and I'm certainly going to be running with several people in mind. With your contribution, we can hopefully come closer to finding a cure!
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and award-winning NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. When he created the Foundation, Jim knew that it was too late for research to save him, but he spent his last months alive creating a legacy of hope for others diagnosed with this debilitating disease. Please watch his inspirational speech from the 1993 ESPY Awards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuoVM9nm42E
In the past 24 years, The V Foundation has awarded more than $170 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.
Jim Valvano’s “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® spirit is alive now more than ever, and it is the perfect motto to carry us through the largest marathon in the world. With continued support, we will forge ahead with innovative research. Join us on Team V or support us through a donation – either way, you are making a difference and saving lives. There is not a moment to lose in the fight against cancer.
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