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9th Annual Edward Mengel Memorial Golf Tournament

A personal campaign sponsored by Ted Mengel

July 31, 2021

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Why the V Foundation is Important To Me

    The Edward Mengel Memorial Golf Tournament was started nine years ago in honor of my father, Edward Mengel, who passed away from cancer on June 9th, 1995, at the age of 66. My father was an avid golfer who had always admired Jim Valvano, so it was a natural choice for us to raise funds for the V Foundation. The foundation’s commitment to finding treatments and cures for cancer align perfectly with my family’s goals for the tournament. To me, a world without cancer looks exactly like Jim’s quote: “We need your help. I need your help. We need money for research. It may not save my life, but it may save my children’s lives. It may save the life of someone you love.” Our family will continue to host our tournament year after year until we reach the day when no one will ever lose their father to cancer again. I truly believe that with the help of the V Foundation, that day will come during my or my children’s lifetimes. We are honored to be a part of the community who is helping the foundation and the researchers they fund reach that goal.

  The 9th Annual Edward Mengel Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, July 31st, 2021 at Dunes West Golf and River Club in Mount Pleasant, SC. To register for the tournament or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ted Mengel at 

    Thank you for helping us continue to honor the memory of Edward Mengel by supporting this event and the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The research the V Foundation funds is critical. By making a donation through this page you will be supporting carefully vetted, cutting-edge research at prominent cancer centers nationwide. Thank you for helping us make a difference!

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 more than $250 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