Entries by Sasha Ekstrom

Partner Spotlight: John Anthony Family of Wines

Michele and I were first introduced to the V Foundation about 10 years ago.  From the onset we were impressed with the quality of the people involved in the organization and their commitment to fund early-stage research into curing various forms of cancer. The V Foundation has been called “the venture capitalist of cancer research”. […]

Robin Lail: 2018 Vintner Grant Honoree for Breast Cancer Research

In June of 1995, Robin was referred to a new doctor after her longtime OB/GYN retired. At a Friday afternoon checkup, the doctor discovered a lump in her breast and announced that she would be scheduling a double mastectomy for the coming Monday. Fortunately, the first friend she spoke with following this encounter said, “Cancel […]

2018 Volunteer Grant Honorees: John & Biserka Potrebic

John, an Electronics Engineer, and aspiring winemaker, and Biserka, a Language Teacher, met and fell in love in their native homeland, Croatia. Biserka says that it took some convincing to feel that John would be a suitable partner. John comments that it was love at first sight for him. This year, they will celebrate their […]

Partner Spotlight: Constellation Brands Beer Division

Proud Partner Since 2010 In 2015, Constellation Brands Beer Division donated more than $1 million to the V Foundation for Cancer Research—a record. During the month of March, Constellation Brands Beer Division honors Jim Valvano and his passion for basketball through its fundraising efforts. For every case of Corona Extra and Corona Light sold during […]

2018 Music Artist: Fitz and the Tantrums

Since forming in 2008, Fitz and the Tantrums have always been a band hell-bent on evolving. Having made a splash with the soulful R&B-revival sound of their debut album, 2010’s Pickin’ Up The Pieces (released on Dangerbird Records), the band offered up a New Wave-influenced dance-pop sound with its Elektra Records debut, 2013’s Heatseekers No. […]