Special Funds

Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund

Stuart was a champion for cancer research and was especially driven to improve outcomes for African Americans and underserved communities disproportionately affected by the disease.

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Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer

Not long after losing his friend Jim Valvano to cancer, Dick Vitale made a commitment to stop the disease. He is a long-time V Foundation Board member and a passionate advocate for pediatric cancer research.

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Clea Shearer Breast Cancer Research Fund

The Clea Shearer Breast Cancer Research Fund aims to raise awareness of the importance of early detection and accessible screening services for all women, and propel research of the disease forward.

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Robin Roberts Thrivership Fund

In honor of Robin Roberts, the V Foundation has established a grant in her name to support research related to cancer survivorship.

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BRCA gene mutations are a promising area of research for scientists, and understanding the genetic mechanisms of these cancers could help those studying other cancers.

Canine Comparative Oncology

The V Foundation’s Canine Oncology Research Consortium innovative grant-making program will help accelerate research in the comparative oncology field.

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