BENEFITING: The V Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 05, 2017
DAYS TO GO: 46
Jess and I will be running this year's NYC Marathon in honor of my father-in-law and in support of The V Foundation for Cancer Research. It's been 12 years since we last completed a marathon, but with your support I know we can do this! We've committed to raising $7,000 between us and appreciate any support you might be willing to lend to our cause. Sadly, nearly all of us have experienced the pain of seeing a loved one struggle with this terrible disease. Off the top of my head I can name at least a dozen. 100% of all donations to the foundation go directly to funding cancer research.
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.
In the past 24 years, The V Foundation has awarded more than $170 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.