ESPN’s V For Victory Television Event Supports Cancer Research
On August 8, the V Foundation Wine Celebration teamed up with ESPN for a one-hour television special hosted by Kevin Negandhi and Hannah Storm on ABC. Thanks to everyone who tuned in! The television event showcased the importance of V Scholar grants awarded to innovative, young scientists.
How is the COVID-19 pandemic affecting cancer research?
Now, more than ever, cancer patients and survivors need our help. The V Foundation is shining a light on the urgency to fund cancer research during the COVID-19 pandemic to support our mission as we strive for Victory Over Cancer®. The pandemic has disrupted the ways we fight cancer, including the drastic drop of cancer screenings, the means for patients to receive treatments, and the unfortunate toll taken in research labs.
Why Fund Young Cancer Researchers?
V Scholar grants from the V Foundation fund innovative young scientists over the course of two years at a critical juncture in their careers. Funding can be difficult to secure as they enter the field and these grants support research funds as well as access to professional development workshops and collaboration via the annual V Scholar Summit. They allow forward-thinking scientists to explore high-risk, high-reward projects and ask bold questions, ensuring we keep the brightest scholars in the field of cancer research.
The Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund
African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest length of survival of any racial ethnic group for most cancers. This is not acceptable. Five years ago, the V Foundation created the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund to support the work of minority scientists, as well as research dedicated to the aggressiveness, therapeutic responsiveness, and ultimate outcomes for black cancer patients and other minority populations. To date, we have invested more than $10 million in memory of Stuart Scott to fight these disparities.
From the Stage to the Board Room: Dick Vitale Will Never Stop
Dick Vitale was on stage with Jim Valvano when the formation of the V Foundation was announced. From that day, he has been all-in for funding critical cancer research. As a Board Member, Dick continues to find new ways to move us closer to Jim’s goal of Victory Over Cancer®.