Mike Greenberg Announces Donation to The V Foundation for Cancer Research
Mike Greenberg, co-host of ESPN’s Mike & Mikeand author of the New York Times bestselling novel All You Could Ask For announced Wednesday, October 16th that he and his wife Stacy Steponate Greenberg will donate $100,000 to The V Foundation for Cancer Research to combat breast cancer.
The donation come s on the heels of the publication of Mike Greenberg’s debut novel All You Could Ask For, the story of three women who meet in an online support forum when they are diagnosed with breast cancer. The novel was written to honor the memory of the late Heidi Armitage, a close friend of Mike and Stacy’s, who died from the disease in 2009. In conjunction with the release of All You Could Ask For, Mike and Stacy created a foundation called Heidi’s Angels, through which all of the author’s profits from the sale of the book are being donated to The V Foundation to support breast cancer research.
“Heidi told us that the friends she met online with similar conditions – her ‘breast friends’ as she said – helped her in a way the rest of us couldn’t: by supporting each other with first-hand experience,” Adam Green, Heidi’s husband, said of the donation. “She would have been glad that what Stacy and Michael have done will bring new hope to her friends.”
All You Could Ask Forwas released in hardcover and e-book on April 2, 2013, and went on to become a New York Times bestseller. The book weaves the stories of three extraordinary women, Brooke, Samantha, and Katherine, and examines the abilities of the human spirit and female friendship to triumph in the face of crisis. It was also published in paperback in September of 2013. The Greenbergs’ profits from all three editions will be included in this donation and all future contributions, as they will continue to donate regularly as book sales persist.
“After choosing a cute outfit or planning a fun afternoon or generally doing something awesome, Heidi used to smile and say, ‘I hear clapping. Can you hear it?’” Green said. “For this donation, I hope Stacy and Michael can hear all of us clapping.”
To find out more about ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR, please visit www.allyoucouldaskfor.com.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
MIKE GREENBERG is the co-host of ESPN’s Mike & Mike and the author of two previous New York Times bestsellers. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a native of New York City. He lives with his wife, Stacy, and their two children in Connecticut.
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