Entries by Sasha Michael

$7 Million Raised at the 2019 V Foundation Wine Celebration!

The 2019 V Foundation Wine Celebration has raised more than $7 million during a full weekend of events in the Napa Valley. The 2019 total included $5 million in “Fund-A-Need” donations to support the V Foundation’s Canine Comparative Oncology program. This innovative grant-making program accelerates research by working with cancer centers and veterinary colleges nationwide […]

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 […]