Nationals’ Shortstop Trea Turner, wife Kristen Donate $50,000 to the V Foundation for Stolen Base During Game One of World Series
The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, is excited to announce a $50,000 donation from Trea and Kristen Turner, continuing their dedication to pediatric cancer research. Throughout the season, Trea and Kristen donated $500 for every base stolen through a Pledge It campaign. During Game One of the World Series, Trea recorded the first stolen base of the 2019 World Series, just three pitches into the contest. His dash to second base scored free tacos for everyone in America from Taco Bell as part of its annual “Steal a Base, Steal a Taco” campaign, and it prompted Trea and Kristen’s generous donation to help end pediatric cancer. America’s “Taco Hero” and his wife have been supporters of pediatric cancer research funded through the V Foundation.
“What a World Series so far,” said Trea Turner. “The Nationals got a big win Tuesday night, and so did everyone in America. I’m proud to be a Taco Hero, but I’m even more proud to support the V Foundation. Kristen and I are humbled to be a part of the fight against pediatric cancer.”
Trea and Kristen have spent this season highlighting the importance of pediatric cancer research. Trea stole 35 bases this season. Through a combination of the Turners’ generosity and fans making pledges, more than $40,000 has been raised for pediatric cancer research funded through the V Foundation, in addition to the $50,000 the Turners donated as a result of Game One’s stolen base. Only 4% of federal cancer research funding goes to pediatric cancer research. The Turners have been remarkable ambassadors for the V Foundation, bringing much-needed attention to the important research conducted nationwide.
“What an exciting night for Trea Turner, the Nationals and the V Foundation,” said Susan Braun, Chief Executive Officer of the V Foundation. “I am so proud to celebrate Trea’s accomplishments with the whole country and to recognize the Turners’ amazing contribution to pediatric cancer research. There is simply not enough funding for research of childhood cancers, but we can change that. The V Foundation’s goal is to achieve Victory Over Cancer®, and with all of your support, we can make it happen.”
The V Foundation has proudly awarded more than $225 million for cutting-edge cancer research. The V Foundation holds a 4-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charities, and is among the top 3% of all charities evaluated. The V Foundation is a GuideStar platinum-rated charity.
For more information and to donate, please visit v.org. To join in on the Pledge It campaign to raise funds for pediatric cancer research through the V Foundation, please visit pledgeit.org/trea-turner.