Get ready for the 2020 Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by Braswell Family Farms!


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 $250 million in cancer research grants nationwide. Our goal is to save lives by funding the most innovative science. Our researchers are learning things like how to diagnose cancer earlier and how to keep patients healthier during treatments. Our work is urgent. For the V Foundation, and for all who have been personally affected by cancer, there’s not a moment to lose.


The V Foundation's Victory Ride to Cure Cancer presented by Braswell Family Farms benefits Duke Cancer Institute, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center, as well as breakthrough cancer research nationwide. The dollars you raise fund research that saves lives. And when it comes to funding cures for cancer, the V Foundation means business. Here’s what we fund.

V Scholar Grants fund the future of cancer research. V Scholars are early-career scientists doing fundamental or “basic” cancer research today to support tomorrow's preventions, diagnoses and treatment. All cancer treatments have a foundation in basic research.

Translational Grants support "bench-to-bedside" research by translating findings from the lab to the clinic.

Designated Grants support basic or translational research at institutions that may reach beyond our usual grant list. The size and duration of these grants vary widely depending on the initiative, but they have ranged from $50,000 to over $1 million.

A subset of Designated Grants, Mission Grants are made to support projects within the mission of the V Foundation, but they are not usually for the direct support of a research project. The Mission Grant is a smaller grant (under $100,000 per year).