Photos by Sweet Caroline Photography
On April 20, The V Foundation for Cancer Research announced that its third annual Virginia Vine event on April 8 at Boxwood Winery in Middleburg, Va. raised over $250,000 in a victory for cancer research.
The event's special guests included host and former Washington Redskins Quarterback Joe Theismann, featured speaker, Olympic champion and cancer survivor/activist Scott Hamilton and the Honorable Todd P. Haymore, Secretary of Commerce and Trade of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Presenting sponsors included Inova Schar Cancer Institute, University of Virginia Health System Cancer Center, VCU Massey Cancer Center and gala sponsor McGuireWoods.
The event's funds will proudly go to support cancer research institutions within the state and innovative research projects across the country. Theismann reflected on the significance of the event, "The night was perfect, the food was fabulous and Scott Hamilton gave such a moving presentation."
The Virginia Vine event brought together special wines and dishes as well as exclusive auction items to benefit the foundation. Proceedings also included a cocktail reception and dinner with Boxwood wine pairings.
Founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, The V Foundation for Cancer Research has funded over $170 million in cancer research grants and programs across the country. Currently, its campaign Not a Moment to Lose, is seeking to reach $200 million by 2020 for cancer prevention, detection and treatment.