Our Stories

Here at the V Foundation, we are one team for Victory Over Cancer®. Our stories bring an inspiring view into the lives of people dedicated to our mission. Read on about those who have been touched by cancer or who are leading cutting-edge cancer research.


The people who are game-changers and inspire us in the journey towards Victory Over Cancer ®

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Lana Goodwin: Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer Rider, Fundraiser, and Research Champion

For the 126+ Bristol Myers Squibb employees who will embark on the…

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A Friendship, A Donation and a Hope

Longtime friends Todd Johnston and Kevin Garrison share a unique connection through…

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High School Basketball Showcase Raises Over $70K for Research

For basketball coach and thriver Mike Clemente, an idea to give back…

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Riders Raised Over $285,000 for Cancer Research at V Foundation’s Sixth Annual Victory Ride

This Past Weekend’s Event Brings the Total Raised to Nearly $1.7 Million…

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Team Science

Our V funded researchers and scientists. An all-star lineup for the future of cancer research, helping to accelerate victory over cancer and save lives

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Zhu Surprised with Pediatric All-Star Grant

Shizhen (Jane) Zhu, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded a Pediatric All-Star Grant through…

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Cancer Research Collaboration for Scientists at the V Summit

Working together to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. That synergy of the top…

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Finding hope for ovarian cancer with a new perspective on ‘undruggable’ targets

Each year, about 20,000 women in the U.S. are diagnosed with ovarian…

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V Ambassadors

Leaders in their fields, difference-makers, and proud backers of the V Foundation

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Fives Years – By Andrew Jones

Five years from a major turning point in my life. Five years…

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Why Not Us? The 40th Anniversary of the NC State Men’s Basketball National Championship

Terry Gannon shares how head coach Jim Valvano used to talk about…

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The V Foundation Celebrates Women

Life is a team sport. #cancerresearch is a team sport. The Celebration…

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Video & Podcasts

Storytelling, in visual and audio form, to enjoy

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V Foundation Celebrates 30 Years

It all started in 1993, when Jim Valvano gave his famous ESPYS…

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Today’s Cancer Research is Tomorrow’s Victory

Our 30th anniversary campaign features a new PSA, “Halftime.” A game-changing cancer…

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It Takes A Team

The V Foundation has funded nearly 1,200 grants in our 30-year history,…

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Are you a cancer survivor, a caregiver or someone who has supported a loved one after a cancer diagnosis?

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