"We need money for research. It may not save my life. It may save my children’s lives. It may save someone you love...Their money and their dollars and they’re helping me-we are starting the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research. And its motto is “Don’t give up, don’t ever give up.” That’s what I’m going to try to do every minute that I have left. I will thank God for the day and the moment I have. If you see me, smile and give me a hug. That’s important to me too. But try if you can to support, whether it’s AIDS or the cancer foundation, so that someone else might survive, might prosper and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease. I’d like to think, I’m going to fight my brains out to be back here again next year for the Arthur Ashe recipient. I want to give it next year!"
All undergraduate and alumnus members of The Delta Chi Fraternity have joined hands in fighting cancer together and named The V Foundation for Cancer Research as its preferred philanthropic organization.
Each year, Delta Chi chapters and colonies raise tens of thousands of dollars for international and local charitable organizations. It is the hope of Delta Chi that if all chapters unite their services and resources to benefit a single organization, Delta Chi
What is The V Foundation?
The V Foundation, named in honor of former basketball coach and cancer victim Jim Valvano, was chosen because of its dedication to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. Because The V Foundation sponsors research and treatments for all forms of cancer, a disease with which almost everyone has a personal connection, a personal relationship will be established with The V Foundation.
"Delta Chi is excited and honored to be working with The V Foundation," said Steve Bossart, "AA" (International President) of the Fraternity. "Cancer has had an effect on every person's life in some way. This partnership allows Delta Chi to help lead the fight against cancer."
From 1998 to 2006, Delta Chi chapters and colonies had contributed more than 223,000 man-hours to community service and have raised more than $1 million for charitable organizations. Its partnership with The V Foundation will allow Delta Chi to focus those efforts towards benefiting a single cause and organization.
Does Delta Chi support other charities?
While The V Foundation is the preferred charitable organization, chapters and colonies are still able to raise resources or services for any other local or international charitable organization. In fact, chapters may choose to contribute to both The Pitt County Animal Shelter and The V Foundation