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Dick Vitale receives $1,110,000 donation for pediatric cancer research from The Pentecost Foundation

Dick Vitale receives $1,110,000 Donation for Pediatric Cancer Research from The Pentecost Foundation

| Sande Caplin |

On May 31, 2019, Dick Vitale was presented with a check to The V Foundation for Cancer Research in the amount of $1,110,000.  The check was presented in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.

The donation was made by Mark and Cindy Pentecost and The Pentecost Foundation. The check is a result of this year’s Dick Vitale Gala, which was held at the Ritz Carlton Sarasota. Dick’s passionate plea to all those present at the Gala, which was attended by Mark and Cindy Pentecost and their family, was overwhelmingly embraced by all, raising $4.3 million in total.



The Dick Vitale Gala is one of The V Foundation’s annual signature events. Funds will benefit the V Foundation, one of the nation’s leading cancer research funding organizations. For more information about the Annual Dick Vitale Gala, please visit

About The V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has funded more than $225 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process vetted by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit

photo courtesy of Mary Kenealy Events

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