NAPA VALLEY, CA, AUGUST 6, 2018 – The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, raised a record-breaking $18 million at its 20th annual Wine Celebration in Napa Valley, bringing the total amount raised in 20 years to more than $100 million. The event, held August 2-5, raised nearly $2 million for […]
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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”. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mary’s husband, Jack, died in November of 1977, when they were both just 44 years of age, leaving her a widow with a large property and five children. She discovered a lump in her breast in 1978 and when she went to see a doctor in Napa, he told her not to worry – she […]
One week before becoming the new Chairwoman of COPIA, The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, January of 2004, Lauren discovered a tumor in a routine mammogram. A biopsy revealed invasive breast cancer, and was followed by a lumpectomy and sentinel lymph node surgeries. By March, 28 lymph nodes were surgically removed in […]
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 […]
After the 2014 V Foundation Wine Celebration, and the day before the Napa earthquake, Karen was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ at Queen of the Valley Hospital. She went on to UCSF for a second opinion, which resulted in a lumpectomy and treatment for breast cancer. Karen remained strong from Day One, hopeful that […]
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. […]
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