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Jimmy V - Sir Walter RaleighWake & District was honored to participate at V Foundation for Cancer Research events this weekend.  On Saturday, 25 August 2012 the band peformed at the Gala which took place in the grand ballroom of the Raleigh  Convention Center.  This elegant, black tie affair celebrated a year of achievements in cancer research by The V Foundation.  This year the foundation recognized and honor 9/11 First Responders now battling cancer.   On Sunday, 26 August 2012 our Pipe Major and Drum Sergeant played the “shotgun start” for the 19th Annual Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic held at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course on Centennial Campus at NC State University.

Throughout his life, Jim Valvano kept a list of things he wanted to do on note cards in his pocket.  The last note card Pam Valvano pulled out of Jim’s sport coat pocket read, “find a cure for cancer.” Jim dreamed of an event that would raise significant funds for cancer research.  Nineteen years ago, that dream became a reality in the Jimmy V Celebrity Golf Classic.   Wake & District is proud to support this magical weekend and the achievements in cancer research by The V Foundation.




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