Applications for grants are being accepted for consideration for 2022.
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 WGA 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.
In 2013, Special Love and Susan G. Komen Virginia Blue Ridge were the two organizations to which we donated. We're so thankful to have been able to raise a grand total of $23,376!
In 2014, the two organizations for which we raised money, were Special Love and the American Cancer Society. We are proud to say that we were able to raise $12,500 for each organization!
In 2015, 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.
In 2016, Students vs. Cancer received a check of $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.
In 2017, Students vs. Cancer received a check of $2,500. Carilion Clinic NRV Hospice and Good Samaritan Hospice each received checks of $12,000 each, for a grand total of $26,500 donated.
In 2018 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: Good Samaritan Hospice - $10,000, Camp Kessem at Virginia Tech - $2500, and Special Love - $7,500.