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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 […]

Beth Novak Milliken – In memory of Mary Weber Novak: 2018 Vintner Grant Honoree for Breast Cancer Research

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 […]