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Young Ambassadors Awarding Day – November 9, 2013

I didn’t know what to expect attending my first awarding. I was blown away by the researchers and their dedication to finding a cure for some of the most horrific cancers people face today. Trying to narrow down the top three was a struggle. All of the presenters are doing research that will have a […]

An Evening with the Director

The night started off with everyone gathered around the patio at Rumours Wine Bar in the gulch as we listened to Kelly, Todd and EB update us on our fundraising progress. We had already raised over $70,000 and our goal for this year is $105,000 which we are getting very close to! After a quick […]

Courtney Jenrath Featured in Upcoming Edition of Momentum Magazine

Our fellow Young Ambassador Courtney Cooper Jenrath will be featured in the upcoming edition of VICC’s Momentum Magazine. What an exciting way to showcase the community of support that Young Ambassadors have locally and nationally. Thanks for representing us well, Courtney!

Awardee Chris Williams Recognized on

I was fortunate to receive funding from the American Cancer Society at a very early stage in my career which, like the funding that I received from the Young Ambassadors, provided resources that were pivotal in moving my research program forward and making discoveries. The ACS recently recognized my program as one of their 100 […]

Blind Date by Kate Steinbeck

William Henry once stated, “What is research but a blind date with knowledge.” A little over four years ago, my sister and I and a few other young professionals, driven by our desire to end cancer, asked Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on a blind date, and from my perspective it was love at first sight! Four […]