Averett University’s men’s basketball game featured a special event to raise cancer awareness.
It’s part of the 2nd annual “Caring for Carrie” event to raise money for the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
The event honored Carrie Hendrick, Averett’s current director of athletic training education. She’s been battling ovarian cancer since 2013. Jamie Valvano, daughter of late N.C. State Coach “Jimmie V” was there to show support. She says all it takes is one person to make a difference.
“My dad started the V Foundation when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer and it was just one man who had a dream to find a cure for cancer. He used his voice to share that with others and he started the V foundation.” Jamie Valvano said.
Averett raised just over $800 at the annual event last year.