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Dribble for Victory Over Cancer Returns to UCLA Sunday

Oct 6, 2022
(Photo: Don Liebig)

LOS ANGELES – Dribble for Victory Over Cancer returns to the UCLA campus Sunday for the 15th installment of the athletic department's annual effort to help end childhood cancer.

In collaboration with Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation (PCRF), UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and the V Foundation for Cancer Research, UCLA Athletics and its men's and women's basketball teams have raised more than $100,000 for the 12th consecutive year with a goal of $175,000 to further advance treatments and cures.

In total, Dribble for Victory Over Cancer has generated more than $2 million toward the cause since UCLA Athletic Hall of Famer John Vallely introduced it at his alma mater in 2008. St. John's held its first event in 2011 and the University of North Carolina, Duke, NC State and Davidson have signed on in recent months.

To register for Dribble for Victory Over Cancer at UCLA, CLICK HERE. The cost for adults wishing to participate in person is $25. Children 12 years old and younger are $20. Virtual options remain available at $30 and $25 to account for shipping of the event t-shirt.

Day-of-event, in-person registration starts at 8:30 a.m. PT inside Drake Stadium. At 10 a.m., a welcome ceremony brings participants, including members of the UCLA men's and women's basketball teams, to the starting line. An approximate one-mile course through campus opens at 10:15 a.m., with Pauley Pavilion presented by Wescom representing the finish line. There, dribblers are invited to shoot baskets alongside UCLA basketball players, friends and family. A closing ceremony set for 11 a.m. features presentations to top fundraisers, special awards and an autograph session.

Top individual fundraisers are eligible for prizes, starting with an event basketball at the $150 level. The $250 mark nets an eligible participant a Nike UCLA hat. Four tickets to a UCLA men's basketball game and four tickets to a UCLA women's basketball game will be distributed to an individual who reaches $500. At $1,500, a Nike basketball autographed by UCLA players and coaches is the reward.

About the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation
Determined to transform pediatric cancer care via accelerating research breakthroughs, the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation has one goal: to make it possible for all children facing childhood cancer to beat their disease and realize their full potential. Overseen by scientific thought leaders, its rigorous and competitive process for awarding research grants has contributed to pivotal advancements in the areas of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Immunotherapy/CAR T cells, Osteosarcoma, Juvenile Myelomonocytic Leukemia, and Acute Myeloid Leukemia. The Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation is a GuideStar Platinum-rated charity and has been ranked as an accredited charity by the Better Business Bureau. Its actions and commitment are encapsulated in its inspiring motto: Powering Cures, Realizing Futures. For more information, please visit or follow us @PCRF_KIDS.

About the V Foundation for Cancer Research
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. The V Foundation has funded nearly $290 million in cancer research grants nationwide. Event proceeds benefit cancer research funded by the V Foundation. The Foundation awards game-changing grants through a competitive process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation, please visit