The V Foundation for Cancer Research Receives $1 Million Gift


Advisors Excel event raises funds for pediatric cancer research

Topeka, Kansas, January 24, 2022 – Pediatric cancer research recently received a million dollar infusion during an Advisors Excel training event. The V Foundation for Cancer Research will administer the funds through an open grant process.

The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. Since 1993, the V Foundation has awarded nearly $290 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It has become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research.

“Advisors Excel headed by Cody Foster and David Callanan, gave us at The V Foundation a golden opportunity to help youngsters in their battle vs. cancer,” said Dick Vitale, legendary sports commentator.  “They blew us away with their generosity from their annual event by donating an incredible 1 million dollars that will go for pediatric cancer research through The V Foundation.  I simply say the clients and staff of Advisors Excel are awesome baby with a capital A.”

Advisors Excel raised funds in conjunction with more than 500 of the nation’s top financial professionals attending a three-day training event in Orlando. Each year, the company hosts the event, including an opportunity to raise money for a worthy cause. Since 2008, Advisors Excel and its affiliated independent financial professionals have raised approximately $6.3 million to help incredible nonprofits and organizations around the country.

Private funding of pediatric research is critical to saving the lives of children with cancer. The disease is the leading cause of non-accidental deaths among American children. Government funding for pediatric research is minimal, and without funding, better tests and treatments cannot be developed. About 15,000 kids (infant to 19) are diagnosed with cancer every year. There have been great strides against the disease – the death rate for pediatric leukemia has declined by 70% over the last 45 years. The goal is to grow that number even more and to make those same strides against other cancers.

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About Advisors Excel:

Advisors Excel, founded in 2005, has redefined the role a marketing organization can play in supporting independent financial advisors. Their growth has been unparalleled in the industry and is achieved by working with a smaller group of select advisors. With a focus on making good advisors great business owners, Advisors Excel has revolutionized how financial professionals build and operate their businesses. 

In 2021, the 500 advisors working with Advisors Excel did over $8.9 billion in annuity, Medicare, and life insurance production. Their affiliated Registered Investment Advisory Firm, AE Wealth Management, currently manages over $18.8 billion and has been named one of the fastest-growing RIAs in the country.