South Florida Friends of the V

JOIN US for our season “TIP OFF” to rekindle friendships and make new ones while supporting an AMAZING organization.

2023 Davidson Memorial Golf Outing

Ed Davidson loved the game of golf. From watching it weekly on tv, reading articles in Sports Illustrated, or playing in his backyard. When he passed away in September of 2019, his grandson wanted to do more for the V Foundation. Please join them again this year as they continue the fight against cancer and honor Ed.

Wine Celebration

Save The Date For Our 25th Anniversary Wine Celebration: August 3 – 6, 2023

Set in Napa Valley, the three-day series of events highlights intimate winery experiences, gourmet meal and wine pairings, lively auctions, an enlightening cancer research symposium, and a private performance by an award-winning artist. This annual event raises millions for cancer research.

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Sonoma Epicurean

Your Epicurean Adventure Awaits

Sonoma Epicurean is a signature series of events that feature curated, hands-on experiences with award-winning chefs, local artisans and world-class vintners. Join us in Sonoma County March 9-12, 2023 for adventures and experiences focused on lifestyle, wellness and sustainability. Proceeds from the event will benefit the V Foundation for Cancer Research to fund game-changing cancer research and related programs.

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Delta Chi



Since 2006, the Delta Chi Fraternity and the V Foundation for Cancer Research have worked together to fight cancer. Recognizing the prevalence of cancer among its own communities and the urgent need for research and cures, Delta Chi has raised more than $1.9 million for the V Foundation to date.

Virginia Vine

Eighth Annual Virginia Vine

Join us for a luxurious weekend of exceptional wines and exquisite food, spent in the beautiful rolling hills of Virginia Wine Country. It will be a relaxed weekend of fun and fundraising – and your participation ensures critical cancer research continues.

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Dick Vitale Gala

At the 17th Annual Gala, Dick Vitale raised a record $11.1 million for pediatric cancer research. And, ESPN announced at the Gala that Dick would be the recipient of the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at The 2022 ESPYS.

Almost 30 years after Dick walked Jimmy V up to the stage for his ESPYS speech, it was Dick who shared so many moments of inspiration for the nation. Our top 5 moments from his 2022 ESPY speech:

In honor of Dick’s ESPYS award, Mark and Cindy Pentecost, founders of It Works!, announced a $1 million match to the V Foundation through the month of September. Through tremendous support from our community and donors, we met the match and raised over $2 million for the Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer.

To date, the Dick Vitale Gala has raised nearly $55 million for pediatric cancer research.

The 18th annual Dick Vitale Gala, benefiting the V Foundation, will be held May 5, 2023, at the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida.

The honorees will be:

  • 3-Time World Series Champion with the San Francisco Giants, Buster Posey
  • NBA Hall of Famer, David Robinson
  • ESPN Tennis Analysts, John and Patrick McEnroe

The John Saunders Courage Award will go to NC State Hall of Famer Derek Whittenburg. The Dick Vitale Spirit Award will go to Tennessee Men’s Basketball Head Coach Rick Barnes.

The mission of the Dick Vitale Gala is to raise funds for premiere pediatric cancer research across the nation, while simultaneously promoting awareness of pediatric cancer and how devastating it is to our children and their families. As in prior years, net funds raised are utilized for the best research nationwide so one day no child will have to experience this horrific disease.

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