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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The Siegel’s Ensure a Lasting Legacy

Thriver and Donors Committed to a Legacy of Doing Good

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In Her Own Words: Stacey Sanders

Breast Cancer Fighter and Research Advocate Tells Her Own Story

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Alex Parra: Athlete, Thriver, Advocate, Inspiration

How Alex Parra Continues to Motivate and Thrive after his Cancer Battles

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Indianapolis Colts All-Pro Offensive Lineman Quenton Nelson Helps Raise $700,000 for Cancer Research

Auction dinner and inaugural celebrity softball game will fund ground-breaking cancer research…

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A Game-Changing Partnership to Accelerate Cancer Research

The National Hockey League (NHL), National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and…

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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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Right Drug, Right Patient, Right Time

How Multi-Time Grantee Christina Curtis, Ph.D., Continues to Develop Advancements in Breast…

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Karen Sfanos, Ph.D.: Dedicated Researcher with a Unique Perspective

How Dr. Sfanos’ Personal Cancer Battle Provided a Unique Perspective as a…

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“The Victories in the Clinic are Worth It”

How Dr. Gruber is Building off V Foundation-Funded Groundwork

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V Ambassadors

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

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The Turner’s Passion for Pediatric Cancer Research

Trea and Kristen Turner hosted some special guests at Citizen Bank Park…

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The Black Widow Finding Her ‘Perfect Fit’

Legendary pool player Jeanette Lee is sharing her story to promote cancer…

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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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Video & Podcasts

Storytelling, in visual and audio form, to enjoy

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Meet Harper Harrell

Young thriver Harper Harrell shares a message full of hope and how…

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

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