Applications for grants are being accepted for consideration for 2023.
The basic mission of Blacksburg Battles Cancer is to raise funds for cancer-focused non-profit organizations that serve the local community. Each year, the BBCCF Executive Comittee will select non-profit organizations that either engage in research to prevent, treat, or cure cancer and/or provide supportive services to cancer patients and their families.
Special Love ($11,688) and Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge ($11,688) were the two organizations to which we donated.
The two organizations for which we raised money, were Special Love ($12,500) and the American Cancer Society ($12,500).
Special Love Inc. was presented a check for $10,500, Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice was presented a check for $5,250 and Good Samaritan Hospice was presented a check for $5,250.
Students vs. Cancer received a check for $1,500. Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice, Good Samaritan Hospice, Komen Virginia Blue Ridge and Special Love, Inc. all received checks of $6,000 each, for a grand total of $25,500 donated.
Students vs. Cancer received a check for $2,500. Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice and Good Samaritan Hospice received checks of $12,000 each, for a grand total of $26,500 donated.
Students vs. Cancer received a $2,500 check. The Christina Phipps Foundation received a $10,000 check. Special Love, Inc. and Susan G. Komen, Blue Ridge each received an $11,250 check for a grand total of $35,000 in distributions by the BCC Charitable Foundation.
We began accepting applications for grants year round and awarding them throughout the year. In 2019, the following grants were made: Carilion Clinic Hospice - $5000, Community Health Center of the New River Valley - $7500, Good Samaritan Hospice - $5000 and Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge - $5000.
Even without our signature fundraising event (golf tournament) due to Covid-19, the following grants were made: Carilion Clinic Hospice - $7500, Camp Kesem at Virginia Tech - $5000, Good Samaritan Hospice - $7500 and Students vs. Cancer - $250.
Reaching more than $250,000 in funds raised since 2013, the following grants were provided: Camp Kessem at Virginia Tech - $2500, Special Love - $7,500, and Giles County Senior Check Program - $2,500.
What a great year to support so many charities! Special Love received $17,000. Good Samaritan Hospice received $15,000. Camp Kesem at VT received $12,000 and The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation $10,000. Three awards were made for $5,000 each - Carilion Clinic Oncology Rehab, Lishy's Gift, and New River Valley Senior Services. Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice received $2,500 and the Christina Phipps Foundation received $1000 for a GRAND Total of $72,500!