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A personal campaign sponsored by Courtney Stowe

March 18, 2024

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The 12th annual “Pick Winners; Fight Cancer!” event is upon us!  Details are below, but with a few simple clicks and $30 you can help make a huge difference in the fight against cancer, fill out an NCAA Men’s Tournament Challenge, and win money!  NEW THIS YEAR! For only $10 more, you can also enter the Women’s Tournament Challenge as well. 

How to participate: with a donation of $30 or more you will be invited via email to complete the Men’s NCAA March Madness bracket through the ESPN challenge. With a $40 donation, you will be invited to both the Men’s & Women’s brackets. Regardless of donation amount, it goes to the Jimmy V foundation which uses 100% of direct donations like this to fund cancer research – incredible!  The winner of the Men’s bracket challenge will receive $300, Women’s bracket challenge winner will receive $100 and both will receive an automatic entry into the 2025 challenge!  

Once the donation(s) are received you will be invited via email to join the ESPN Tournament Challenge (called Cancer Fundraiser 2024) . Donations must be received by Wednesday, March 20th to be eligible for the bracket challenge. Brackets must be completed prior to tip off of the first game on Thursday, March 21st.  Please do not make donation private so that I can see your name & know who to add to the ESPN group.  Donation amounts can be made private on website.  As always, I love to hear who your donation is in honor or memory of so please feel free to leave that in the comments!

Within the past year I've had more friends and family diagnosed with cancer and it keeps me motivated to raise money to end this terrible disease. For these family, friends and many others, please donate what you can to end cancer!!

Last year we raised $3,590 and this year my goal is to raise $4,000! Please pass this along to other family, friends or co-workers that would like a chance to participate in a bracket this March Madness – the more the merrier! Questions? Email COURTNEY.R.STOWE@GMAIL.COM

About the V Foundation for Cancer Research

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. The Foundation has funded over $353 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100 percent of direct donations to cancer research and related programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive award process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit