The generosity and commitment of our attendees continues to amaze, with our 16th annual Wine Celebration raising nearly $5M to fund innovative cancer research.
2015 Hosts: Coach K and Mickie
2015 Vintner Grant Honoree
2015 Fund A Need- Pediatric Cancer
Raise Your Paddle - Over $58M to Date
We have raised over $58M to fund nationwide research into all types of cancers.
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Make 2015 a Year to Remember
Join us for our 17th Annual Event August 6-9, 2015
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A RECORD $10.6 MILLION RAISED FOR CANCER RESEARCH INCLUDING $7.8 MILLION FOR PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH AT 17TH ANNUAL V WINE CELEBRATION
NAPA VALLEY, CA, AUGUST 10, 2015 – The V Foundation for Cancer Research’s annual fundraiser, The V Wine Celebration, garnered more than $10.6 million over the weekend of August 6-9 for cancer research. With an unprecedented $3 million matching grant from an anonymous donor, the total included more than $7.8 million in “fund-a-need” donations to support pediatric brain cancer research.
“There are moments in your life where you feel like everything you have done up until then leads to this one single moment,” said Julie Allegro, founder and co-chair of The V Wine Celebration. “Tonight was one of those nights. The feeling in that room – the excitement, the tears, the energy – we were all one, for a brief moment. And together, we exceeded our wildest goals and raised over $10 million, and will make a dent in finding a cure to cancer.”
This year’s V Wine Celebration gala dinner at Nickel & Nickel winery welcomed back Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski to rouse the crowd in the same way he has inspired and motivated players during his basketball coaching career. He suggested renaming The V Wine Celebration “The Winning Foundation” “because that’s what The V Foundation has done. It’s found cures. Jimmy (Valvano) was all about winning. That’s why this foundation was formed. Instead of being in his hospital room and saying, ‘I’m going to die,’ he said, ‘I’m going to win.’ “
“Everybody in this room is part of the team tonight,” he added. “Everybody will do something to help.”
The most compelling component of the auction was the fund-a-need, with more than half the guests raising their paddles to pledge donations to support research into pediatric brain cancer, the leading cause of death by disease in children.
The V Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. The Foundation seeks to make a difference by generating broad-based support for cancer research and by creating an urgent awareness among all Americans of the importance of the war against cancer. The Foundation performs these dual roles through advocacy, education, fundraising, and philanthropy.
The V Foundation has received eight top 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, the highest rating available.