The Pentecost Foundation, created by Mark and Cindy Pentecost, recently presented The V Foundation, one of the nation's leading cancer research funding organizations, with a $2 million donation. The check is a result of a matching challenge that leveraged the Pentecosts' donation to raise an additional $3 million for a total of $5 million. Money raised will help fund critical research in the fight against childhood cancer.
The check was presented to sports commentator Dick Vitale and his wife, Lorraine. In 15 years, Vitale has raised a total of $37 million for cancer research and has partnered with The V Foundation, founded in 1993 by the late ESPN commentator Jim Valvano. Since its start, the foundation has raised more than $250 million in cancer research grants nationwide.