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About Us

Our Mission

Vs. Cancer empowers any sports team, any athlete, any community to help kids with cancer. As a signature fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation, proceeds are split between child life programs in local hospitals and national pediatric brain tumor research.

Our History

Vs. Cancer was built by athletes for athletes, giving them the platform to raise money for childhood cancer. Founder Chase Jones experienced the childhood cancer world first-hand; in 2006, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, he was diagnosed with a Stage IV brain tumor. As a baseball player at the University of North Carolina, his team rallied around him during treatment and began raising funds to support their local hospital. As a byproduct of community help and national research, Chase attests his status of ten years cancer-free to a combination of the two.

Our Team

Brant Masters

Associate Campaign Director

Brant has always had a heart for kids. In high school he began working with the miracle league, a baseball league for children with disabilities. Brant was first introduced to childhood cancer awareness through his involvement as a collegiate baseball player at Furman University with Vs. Cancer, leading his team to raising almost $40,000 during his senior year. He graduated from Furman with a degree in Business Administration and pursued professional baseball as a member of the Lake Erie Crushers and later the Rockford Aviators. His experience with Vs. Cancer in college led him to aspire to use his baseball career as an opportunity to further the awareness of childhood cancer.

Brant currently lives in Lakeland, FL where he pretends to be a fly fisherman and professional golfer. The rest of his time he spends with friends and family on Anna Maria Island diving and offshore fishing.

Ashleigh Kincaid

Director of Marketing and Hospital Relations

Ashleigh’s experience in the childhood cancer world started as a Tri Delta at NC State University hosting philanthropy events raising money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Ashleigh graduated from NC State University in 2010 and went to work for the Winston-Salem Journal in marketing and communications, focused on their non-profit and collegiate relationships. She later headed back to Raleigh to work for NC State University in marketing and communications for the College of Design. Her experience in the university setting and passion for curing kids cancer is what brought Ashleigh to Vs. Cancer.

Ashleigh lives in Raleigh with her husband John, son Levi and rescue pup Scout.

Shea Costantino

Campaign Manager

Shea’s passion to help fund a cure for pediatric cancer began in 2004 when she started volunteering with Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation.

Shea attended Franklin and Marshall College, where she played basketball and was Vice President of the Athletic Leadership Council. She graduated in 2014 with a Sociology degree and went on to work for the American Cancer Society, coordinating event logistics, supporting a portfolio of distinguished and community events. She later advanced to managing Relay For Life events. Her passion to use athletics as a platform to find a cure for cancer is what brought her to Vs. Cancer.

Shea lives in Fayetteville with her boyfriend Jeff and rescue dog Brady.

Our Financials

Form 990
2016
Form 990
2015
501c3
Status

FAQ

  • What is Vs. Cancer?
    Vs. Cancer is a nonprofit fundraising campaign under the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. We are dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.
  • How can I be sure the Vs. Cancer is a legitimate charity?
    Vs. Cancer, founded in December 2012, is a non-profit fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. Our Tax Identification Number is 58-1966822.
  • Vs. Cancer  501(c)3 Status
    We take it serious. Because we were founded by those personally affected by cancer, we understand how important this effort is, and even moreso, how important and rigorous our standards are.
  • What makes Vs. Cancer different?
    One of the greatest defining aspects of Vs. Cancer is that we were founded by a childhood cancer survivor; therefore, we are all the more committed to this cause. This means that we are constantly thinking of the end goal: children battling cancer every day. We know what it means to be those children, and we do not take that for granted.
  • Where does the money go?
    Based on our Half and Half model, of all the proceeds, half will be given to national brain tumor research with the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation and half will be given to local childhood cancer hospitals. We keep funds in the communities, where doctors, nurses, and patients need it the most; all the while, we are producing significant contributions in the research world.
  • What else does Vs. Cancer need?
    Vs. Cancer could always use contributions- whether it is office supplies, volunteer hours, or services, anything that drives our expenses down means more of every dollar contributed back to the real cause: curing kid’s cancer. If you have any suggestions or connections that you think would be valuable, please contact us!
  • What do I do with checks?
    Thanks for the donation! All checks can be made out to Vs. Cancer and mailed to the following address: Vs. Cancer, 743West Johnson Street, Suite C, Raleigh NC 27603. If you put your team or favorite player in the ‘Memo’ line, we can allocate the funds in the right place!
  • What is Vs. Cancer’s Address?
    Vs. Cancer’s headquarters is found in downtown Raleigh, NC at the following address: 743West Johnson Street, Suite C, Raleigh NC 27603