As Women’s History Month is coming to an end, we want to highlight some of our lovely women in leadership. The Orlando Sports Foundation was founded on the mission of raising funds and awareness of breast cancer research and with the help of our partners we have collectively raised $3.88 million towards cancer research, $2.5 million was nationally distributed through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation while $1.2 million was locally distributed to UCF’s College of Medicine Cancer Research Center. All of our events and success wouldn’t have been possible without some of the wonderful volunteers, board members, and survivors. The Orlando Sports Foundation wants to thank all the the amazing women who have been a part of it’s mission in bringing teams together to find a cure for cancer.
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Vanessa is one of a kind and we are so fortunate she is on our team in our battle against cancer. She is on the Orlando Sports Foundation Board as the communications chair, breast cancer survivor, and WFTV News Anchor. She has been our Survivor of the Year and has led our pre game fanfest “March 2Cure”.
“Being a part of the Orlando Sports Foundation has been rewarding and a great joy. What has impacted me the most is of course the Cure Bowl. It’s such an uplifting experience to see all the cancer survivors’ parade to the stadium and as we’ve done throughout the years, either take the field before the game or during halftime.”
Deborah is our newest board member, our March 2Cure Committee Chair and a longtime advocate for Cancer research foundations such as the Susan G. Koman foundation. Deborah brings a fresh perspective to our foundation and has so much in store this year for the Orlando Sports Foundation calendar. We are so happy to have her on board and for her to help us get closer to finding a cure for cancer.
“After spending a life in athletics and years of volunteering and advocating for Breast Cancer the Orlando Sports foundation became the ideal fit. When I joined the board of directors, I had one goal in mind and that was to fill every seat in the stadium for the 2022 ESPN Cure Bowl football game. Knowing that a sold-out game would produce the financial support to fund Breast cancer research I am driven to make this happen. Just a few months ago I personally became a breast cancer survivor and now this mission has an even greater meaning.”
Linh has been a part of the Orlando Sports Foundation’s missions and the Cure Bowl since the start in 2008. Linh is part of our Race 2Cure Committee ensuring a smooth 5k event held every year in September, she is also a team host during our bowl week, she goes above and beyond for the Orlando Sports Foundation’s mission. OSF is grateful to have such an outstanding woman on our team.