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Former UNC Baseball Player Takes a Stand Against Cancer

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Former University of North Carolina baseball player, and cancer-survivor, Chase Jones is proud to announce the formation of a new charity to fund pediatric cancer research. The new charity, the Vs. Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of children by funding international cancer research projects and supporting local children’s hospitals.

The Vs. Cancer Foundation encourages athletes and communities to participate in meaningful head-shaving events and other fundraising opportunities to raise money and increase cancer awareness. Half of all proceeds donated at each local event will be given to local pediatric oncology programs while the remaining half will fund cutting edge cancer research projects. Jones had the idea in 2012 and partnered with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, raising over $400,000 for childhood cancer research in its first year. Chase quickly realized he wanted to launch his own initiative and the Vs. Cancer Foundation was created.

“Cancer is personal for me. Having battled this disease I have seen first-hand the impact it can have on families, especially children,” said Jones. “By funding research and supporting local children’s hospitals, we can make a difference that can increase survival rates and save kids’ lives.”

If you, your team or organization are interested in holding an event of your own, please contact The Vs. Cancer Foundation by calling (336) 209-2187, or send an email to info@vs-cancer.org. In addition to holding an event, you may also make additional donations to the Vs. Cancer Foundation at www.vs-cancer.org.

The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving kid’s lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts. After battling with, and beating, stage IV brain-cancer in 2006, founder Chase Jones decided to take a stand against this disease. Vs. Cancer is asking individuals, teams and organizations to join in its efforts to help change the lives of children affected by cancer. For more information, visit www.vs-cancer.org or call 336-209-2187.

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