THANK YOU !!!
November 13, 2016
I am running the NYC Marathon in honor of my mom who is a 4x cancer survivor and is now 91, being first afflicted with the disease in her 40's. We could have lost her long ago if not for the advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. The resources that go into finding a cure for this dreadful disease, each day brings us that much closer to accomplishing our goal. I chose to run for Team V because the V Foundation's founder, Jim Valvano's (Jimmy V) motto of “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® rings as true today as it did when he first uttered those words in his now famous speech. Team V is the official endurance fundraising program for The V Foundation for Cancer Research. We are a committed team of athletes fundraising with strength and determination for the fight against cancer. We invite you to join our Team for the life-changing, rewarding experience of a life time.
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.