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What is the V Foundation?

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. The V Foundation has awarded over $310 million nationwide cancer research grants and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research. 

Where does the money go? 

Funds raised will support the best cancer research. Grants are awarded through a highly competitive process led by a prestigious Scientific Advisory Committee. The committee ensures only projects with the most potential for success are funded. 

How do I sign into my fundraising page?

Click here, and then click on the login button at the top right corner of the page. Then enter your email and password.

Who can I reach out to with questions about event day?

Please email with any event related questions.

How do Matching Gifts work?  

By participating in our Matching Gift Program (where many companies match employee donations), you can double your impact to the V Foundation without giving a dollar more! Click here to find out more.

What logos can I use for my fundraising efforts?

Fundraisers are permitted to use the logos provided in the 'Resources' section located in your participant center.

I received a check or money order. Where do I mail it?

Checks and money orders should be made payable to the V Foundation and be accompanied by the Offline Donation or Money Order Form that can be downloaded from your participant center. Please mail to:

the V Foundation
Attn: TransPerfect Victory Lap - Washington, D.C.
14600 Weston Parkway
Cary, NC 27513

Can I mail in cash?

No. Please do not mail cash. If donors who have given cash contributions would like a gift acknowledgment for tax purposes, cash should be converted to a money order or a cashier’s check. Use the Money Order Form found in the participant center to list the money order amount, donor names and addresses, along with correlating gift amounts. A personal check may not be used for requesting individual tax acknowledgments for multiple donors.

What if I receive a check that has been made payable to me?

If your donor wants to receive a tax deduction for the gift, he or she will need to write a new check and make it payable to the V Foundation. Or you may cash the check and convert it into a money order or cashier’s check, using the Money Order Form found in the participant center. If your donor does not need to receive a tax deduction for the contribution, you can endorse the back of the check as shown below and mail with the Offline Donation Form.

Your signature here
For deposit only to the account of the V Foundation.

How long will it take for an offline donation to be added to my fundraiser?

If a donation has been mailed to the V Foundation but has not been credited to your fundraising total within three weeks, please email Please note, all donations will be shown publicly unless noted on the offline donation form.