Tuesday, January 23, 2018

The Lion's Den is proud to be affiliated with The V Foundation. What a great way to give back to the community and help fight the war against cancer. My beloved father, Johnnie F. Lyles and my grandmother, Atha Carr Lyles were warriors in this great battle. Now, I run to honor their memory in hopes of one day eradicating this deadly disease.

The V Foundation also takes great pride in its fiscal responsibility and is proud to report that 100% of each direct cash donation and net proceeds of events is used to fund cancer research. Recognized for its prudent fiscal management, The V Foundation has earned a top four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest charity evaluator, for a fifth consecutive rating. Receiving a top rating from Charity Navigators indicates that The V Foundation has outperformed most of its peers in its efforts to manage and grow its finances.

The V Foundation Mission

The V Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to saving lives by helping to find a cure for cancer. The Foundation seeks to make a difference by generating broad- based support for cancer research and by creating an urgent awareness among all Americans of the importance of the war against cancer. The V Foundation performs these dual roles through advocacy, education, fundraising and philanthropy.

Jim Valvano knew that the Foundation could not save his life, but he hoped that "it could save my children's lives or someone that you love". I, too, share in the dream of one day finding a cure. Please go to www.firstgiving.com/thelionsden to sponsor me and my running group the "Ebony Eagles", and the Charlotte Chapter of BJLGA (Black Jewels Ladies Golf Association, Inc.), our golfing group as we run and golf for a cure and give back to our community.

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