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About Us

Our Mission

Vs. Cancer is a non-profit fundraising campaign of the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. We are dedicated to saving kids’ lives by empowering athletes and communities to fund lifesaving childhood cancer efforts.

Our History

Vs. Cancer was founded by athletes for athletes, giving them the platform to raise money for childhood cancer.

Our Team

Chase Jones

Founder

Chase experienced the childhood cancer world first-hand; in 2006, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, he was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer. As a byproduct of community help and national research, Chase attests his status of eight years cancer-free to a combination of the two.

Since beating cancer, Chase has had the chance to collaborate with multiple childhood cancer organizations, from local children’s hospitals to international efforts in the constant battle to help more kids. After being treated at the NC Children’s Hospital, Chase went on to work with Ronald McDonald House Charities, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

In college, Chase founded what is now Vs. Cancer, enabling student-athletes a platform to give back to childhood cancer, and successfully grew the presence to connect dozens of communities and thousands of supporters to donate to childhood cancer research.

Chase is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a Christ follower and former collegiate baseball player with the UNC Tar Heels. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the Wharton School.

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.

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.

Brant attended Furman University where he was president of Athletic Service Board, established a partnership between Furman and the Miracle league, was inducted into the Hall of Leaders and named team captain his senior year. He graduated from Furman with a degree in Business Administration in 2014 and went on to pursue 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, and now looks forward to expanding the program as a member of the Vs. Cancer team.

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.

Tyler McVicar

Associate Director of Team Relations

Tyler is from Melrose, Massachusetts. He graduated from Elon University with a degree in sports and event management with a minor in coaching. He is currently playing professionally for the Utica Unicorns while working for Vs. Cancer.

Tyler got involved with Vs. Cancer during his time at Elon and still holds the title of Vs. Cancer’s top fundraiser. He became invested after seeing of how cancer has affected people he has known, having lost both family and friends to the disease. He has seen first hand how Vs. Cancer gives athletes the ability to use sports to raise money and awareness in order to make a difference in someone’s life who needs it

Kathleen Kenney

Campaign Coordinator

Kathleen first learned about Vs. Cancer in 2013, when she was asked to organize a fundraiser for Vs. Cancer as a volunteer with the West Raleigh Baseball Association.

Kathleen has a Masters in Library Science from North Carolina Central University and has spent much of her career in the technology field working in database management, web development, and most recently as Digital Projects Librarian for the State Library of North Carolina.

Kathleen lives in Apex with her husband and two sons, and enjoys spending her free time watching her boys play baseball.

Our Financials

Form 990
2015
Form 990
2014
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 Foundation 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 Foundation 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
  • Do we have a privacy policy?
    Yep, you can download the full PDF here.