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The V Foundation Awards $2 Million to Colon Cancer Research

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With the NCAA March Madness tournament coming to a close this weekend, everyone has got basketball on the brain. Even if your brackets are busted, everyone will be watching to see how this crazy tournament will finally end. With the end of the March Madness tournament, here at we are continuing our efforts to raise money and awareness for colon cancer prevention. 

For the second year in a row, we are teaming up with the V Foundation for Cancer Research. For every colon cancer testimonial submitted to our website, we will donate $5 to the V Foundation. We love receiving personal stories from colon cancer survivors, family members and individuals who have had a routine screening and can recommend the procedure for others who may be at risk. 

“People may not always listen to their doctor about getting a colonoscopy, but we hope they will listen to patients who have been impacted by this disease or those who know that the procedure is very tolerable,” Medical Director, Dr. John Popp said. “The V Foundation’s mission of saving lives through research complements our goal of preventing colon cancer by getting more patients screened – more screening and continued research will help us to stop colon cancer.” 

Together with ESPN, famed college basketball coach Jimmy Valvano formed the foundation in 1993 before losing his own battle with cancer. To date, the V Foundation has funded $2.95 million in colon cancer research. 

“We are so grateful to for helping advance our mission and for the work they are doing to prevent colon cancer,” said Susan Braun, CEO of The V Foundation. “For more than two decades, our cutting edge cancer research has been supported by great partners with similar goals.”

Whether a story of survival, a story in honor of someone who has battled this disease, or a first person account of a colonoscopy, it really can make a difference. Visit today and tell your story.

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posted on April 4, 2014 in news