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 JEROD WARD & DAVID ROBINSON

JEROD WARD & DAVID ROBINSON

SARASOTA MAGAZINE

Dick Vitale Gala 2018

"Sports stars mingled with young cancer survivors at the annual gala at the Ritz."

Hosted by basketball commentator Dick Vitale, the galas benefiting the V Foundation have raised more than $25 million for pediatric cancer research over the years.

 

ESPN

Thanks to all who supported a successful night at the Dick Vitale Gala

"Sarasota, Florida, was the sports capital of the world on May 11. Thanks to everyone involved in the 13th annual Dick Vitale Gala.

I have seen the devastating effects of cancer on families. Young people should be out playing instead of dealing with chemotherapy. I have been to too many funerals for youngsters who lost their battles to cancer."....

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SARASOTA MAGAZINE

Singer-songwriter Jason Derulo was the star of the concert performance following the fund-raising dinner for Forty Carrots Family Center.

(BY: LORI SAX) 4/23/2018

A silent auction, live auction and paddle raise helped to raise money to support Forty Carrots’ early childhood education, parenting education and mental health services. More than 4,000 clients are served annually.,

 Dick & Lorraine Vitale

Dick & Lorraine Vitale

HERALD TRIBUNE

Vitale’s V Foundation Gala: Passion with a purpose.

By Gayle Guynup

The 13th Annual Dick Vitale Gala, benefiting the V Foundation in its fight against pediatric cancer, was, in the words of Jim Valvano for whom the V Foundation is named, an evening of laughter, thought and tears.

 

BRADENTON HERALD

Dick Vitale's goal for his 13th annual Gala is to raise $3.5 million for pediatric cancer research for the Jimmy V Foundation. 

After raising millions of dollars and honoring children battling cancer, Dick Vitale said more is still needed to help children with cancer. 

Friday night, the Dick Vitale Gala raised a record-setting $3.7 million in funds for The V Foundation, surpassing the goal of $3.5 million. The funds benefit pediatric cancer research.

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BRADENTON HERALD

Jason Derulo Entertains at Forty Carrot's Firefly Gala

(BY: GAYLE GAYNUP 4/22/2018)

After years at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Forty Carrot’s eighth annual Firefly Gala moved to the Ritz-Carlton Resort for its gala dinner and concert featuring Jason Derulo

The venue was divided into three areas: under tent on the east side of the pool for the reception and silent auction, under tent on the west side of the pool for dinner, and back upstairs to the ballroom for the concert. It all looked beautiful and flowed very smoothly under the direction of Mary Kenealy and Janet Allen of Mary Kenealy Events.

 Photos from Saturday's Thank You Party at the Vitale Residence

Photos from Saturday's Thank You Party at the Vitale Residence

HERALD TRIBUNE

V Foundation Thank You Party PHOTOS

 

YOUR OBSERVER

The sold-out gala was hosted May 11 at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota.

It’s no secret that host Dick Vitale has a passion for ending pediatric cancer.

The 13th annual Dick Vitale Gala, which raises money for the V Foundation for Cancer Research, reminded eventgoers of how much that passion fuels Vitale’s philanthropic efforts.