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altDick Vitale was honored on Thursday, September 27th to be a part of a very special and meaningful grant presentation. The V Foundation and Dick presented Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida with a $1 million dollar check dedicated for cancer research at this world-class research institution.
The funds raised were a result of the Dick Vitale Gala which was held in May 2007 at the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota, Florida.  Dick explained, “I was thrilled beyond belief by all the beautiful people in the Bradenton and Sarasota area who helped make this grant a reality.  I am now working on my new goal of $1 million for the research of pediatric cancers.”  Present at the luncheon were many special and generous individuals who helped to make this grant presentation a reality.

altThey are:
Dick and Lorraine Vitale

Nick Valvano, Chief Executive Officer, V Foundation for Cancer Research

Lee Wetherington, President of Lee Wetherington Homes

John Moran, Attorney, Dunlap Moran Law Firm

Mrs. Mary Kenealy Barbetta

Mr. Joseph Barbetta

Mr. Tom Danahy, President, SMR Communities

Eileen Curd, 2007 Dick Vitale Gala Honoree and Moffitt Foundation Board Member

Howard Curd

William Dalton, Center Director Moffitt

Jack Pledger, Deputy Director, Moffitt

Larry Feder, VP Moffitt Foundation

Ed Droste, Chairman, Moffitt Foundation Board


Moffitt Cancer Center will use this money to help patients suffering from melanoma and skin cancer.  Their researchers are among the best and brightest around and their tireless efforts will help us to make the advancements necessary to treat and cure this dreaded disease.

Quote of the Week

"I may be 80 now, but I act like I'm 20!"

-Dick Vitale