V On the Street

Community Events on a Roll

We talk a lot about the impact that community events have on the success of The V Foundation. All over the country individuals, families and corporations put in enormous amounts of time and energy to get us closer to fulfilling Jim Valvano’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. We have compiled some information about the past year’s grassroots efforts and wanted to share a few fun details with you.

Could you guess that the most popular grassroots events in the past year were basketball tournaments? We think Jimmy V would be so excited! Other events that were close in popularity were walking and running events and golf tournaments. The most popular location for grassroots fundraisers was North Carolina, which hosted 12.91 percent of the events. The second most popular was New York, holding 8.6 of the year’s grassroots events.

Of course we need to take this opportunity to boast of the success of The Delta Chi Fraternity, Inc. that raised more than $94,000 for The V Foundation in the past year. Delta Chi named The V Foundation it’s preferred philanthropic organization in 2006 and has been such a huge factor in The V Foundation’s success.

Of course all of the grassroots fundraisers are imperative in the fight against cancer and one of the most exciting parts of our job is to see the events that people like you come up with. We truly appreciate all of the work that goes into these fundraisers and continue to be surprised and touched with the new ideas and events that are registered to benefit The V Foundation.

This information is based on events held between March 1, 2010-February 28, 2011.