Message from Our CEO: You are a part of our work and the nucleus of our family.

Dear V Foundation Supporter,

I hope this message finds you and your loved ones safe and healthy! Family is certainly more precious now than ever. The V Foundation for Cancer Research began with family — the family of Jim Valvano and the family of ESPN. It still is a family, larger to be sure, yet deeply connected to one another. And we are especially grateful to have you in our circle of family.

COVID-19 has changed the world in ways we never imagined. While we won’t know the extent of that change for a long time, we do know that our work at the V Foundation will carry on, as the urgency and importance of our mission remains. People continue to be diagnosed with and treated for cancer. We still lose people to cancer every day, and thankfully, many are saved. Our hearts are with all of you, especially those facing difficult situations.

In this pandemic, we are following the guidelines of wise medical and scientific counsel, just as we do when choosing the research that we fund. Their work on the front lines fills us with gratitude and inspires us. How fortunate we feel to have them as a part of our family. Deep thanks to all of the health care professionals working so hard, every day, to give us care and help us heal.

Please know how very important you are to us. You are a part of our work and the nucleus of our family. We send you wishes that you and all of your loved ones stay safe and well. With hearts full of compassion, let’s take care of one another.

Susan Braun, CEO
the V Foundation