The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, is pleased to announce Pepsi Bottling Ventures, through their Jimmy V vending machines, has raised more than $70,000 for cancer research in the first two quarters of 2019, bringing the six-year total for the program to more than $500,000.
“I could not be more pleased with the support we have received from our customers and the V Foundation as it relates to our program to help fund cancer research,” said Randy Quirk, Vice President of Foodservice for Pepsi Bottling Ventures. “We are proud of what we have accomplished and look forward to continuing to grow this program over the next several years.”
Since 2013, Pepsi Bottling Ventures has generously donated commissions from the sale of every drink purchased from Jimmy V vending machines to the V Foundation and has increased the number of Jimmy V machines every year since the partnership began. Pepsi Bottling Ventures is the nation’s largest privately held manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages.
“Pepsi Bottling Ventures has used its creativity and visibility to help the V Foundation raise funds and awareness to fight cancer,” said Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation. “They offer us all the chance to join the fight against a terrible disease by funding critical cancer research across the country.”
Today, there are 1,260 dedicated Jimmy V vending machines in North and South Carolina. This number includes 158 new machines added since the beginning of 2019.
The V Foundation has proudly awarded more than $225 million for cutting-edge cancer research. The V Foundation holds a 4-star (highest) rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest evaluator of charities, and is among the top 3% of cancer charities evaluated. The Foundation is a GuideStar platinum-rated charity.
For more information about Pepsi Bottling Ventures, please visit www.pepsibottlingventures.com.