Microspace Communications in Raleigh NC can now provide live shot access to one of the top cancer research experts in the country.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $225 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100% of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee.

Areas of expertise: Cancer research, non-profits, health science

Susan Braun, CEO of the V Foundation, is available for interviews.

About Susan Braun: As a passionate advocate for people with cancer, she has spent more than 20 years working toward ways to diminish suffering caused by cancer and other conditions, at the individual and the global level. Among her appointments and responsibilities, Susan has served on boards and/or committees for several organizations, including: National Cancer Institute, American Society for Breast Disease, World Society of Breast Health, California Breast Cancer Research Program, the Barbara Smith Fund, Americorps NCCC, National Dialogue on Cancer, Intercultural Cancer Council, the ASCEND Foundation and Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Previously Susan was the Executive Director for the ASCO Cancer Foundation and CEO of Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Susan received her bachelor’s degree in English and sociology from George Mason University and her master’s degree in health science education from the University of Maryland. She also completed an academic graduate program (master’s equivalent) in international business and marketing at the University of Muenster in Muenster, Germany.

To set up an interview, please contact Missy White, missy@intrepidmg.com, 919-805-0767

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