BENEFITING: The V Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
Dear Family and Friends,
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I am running a race that I love in honor of a friend who I love - Kevin Braden.
Kevin was one of the good ones - whip smart, witty, good looking, athletic and fun loving - and not a day goes by when I don't miss his presence. He truly embodied the "don't give up, don't ever give up" mentality that Jimmy V talked about 23 years ago. His legacy lives on in my memory and will continue to do so forever. Help me do exactly what Kevin would want - to raise money for his favorite charity to help eradicate this horrible disease and make sure that other young superstars like him get to live up to their full potential.
With love and gratitude,
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and former award-winning NC State basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. When he created the Foundation, he knew that it was too late for research to save him. But he spent his last months alive creating a legacy of hope for others diagnosed with this debilitating disease.
In the past 22 years, The V Foundation has awarded more than $150 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.
Jim Valvano’s “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® spirit is alive now more than ever. And it is the perfect motto to carry us through the largest marathon in the world. With continued support, we will forge ahead with innovative research. Join us on Team V or support us through a donation – either way, you are making a difference and saving lives.