You Made It Happen!!!! Thank You!!!!
May 13, 2016
Team V Foundation was founded by ESPN and former award-winning NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. When he created the Foundation, he 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 22 years, The V Foundation has awarded more than $150 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.
My reason for choosing the Jimmy V Foundation is personal. I am running in honor of two of my beautiful nieces. Lori who is battling metastatic melanoma and going through treatments and Kelly who has battled colon cancer is now feeling as great as she looks…..thank goodness! Both of these brave young women have already learned firsthand the value of ongoing research and the importance of delivering the same from the lab to the patient as quickly as possible. These two ladies will be my inspiration to push me across that finish line as we work together to push a cure for cancer across the finish line!!! #kickcancertothecurb!
I have set a personal fundraising goal of $3,000.
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.