$50 to go
September 25, 2016
BENEFITING: The V Foundation
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
After Rock n Roll Raleigh, I realized I had more to give. I had the most amazing experience being a part of Team V. It was an honor to have my best friend, who lost her mom to cancer, join me at the team luncheon and also serve as a volunteer on marathon day. As I was running up the hill to the water station she was tending, I felt her mom's presence and heard her say "don't stop. Get up that hill. I want to see my daughter." It was my first full marathon and I was mentally prepared to hit that wall that everyone warns you about. But I truly believe that running for Team V kept me positive the entire run. I knew that I wasn't just running for myself. I am thrilled to be a part of the New York team. Originally from New York, this race has extra meaning for me and while this year has been incredibly tough, this challenge has kept me going. Thank you to everyone for your donations!
"If you give, you begin to live" -DMB
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!
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.