We are thrilled to welcome golfers and supporters to join us for the 2nd Annual Golf4TheV! Together, we will raise money for the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund of the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The V Foundation is a non-profit organization with one goal in mind – achieving Victory Over Cancer®. This event’s honoree will be Herman Bulls, a well-respected businessman and board director.
10:00AM | Registration
10:30 – 11:45AM | Breakfast & Warm-up
12 NOON | Shotgun Start
AFTER ROUND | Golden Putt Competition
6PM | Cocktails/Dinner
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and the legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®.
Since its formation in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded more than $290 million in cancer research grants nationwide and is one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research.
The Stuart Scott Memorial Research Fund was established in honor of Stuart Scott who I knew, worked with and admired, after he passed away in 2015.
The Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund supports underrepresented researchers through two types of grants.
Translational Grants fund research of the biological basis of cancer disparities experienced by patients of minority populations. The research topics include causes, aggressiveness, treatments or relapses of cancer.
The Fund also supports V Scholar scientists from minority ethnic groups underrepresented in science. This gives minority researchers important, early-career funding to establish their labs and begin their careers as cancer researchers.
Herman Bulls is Vice Chairman, Americas, as well as an International Director, and the founder of JLL’s highly acclaimed Public Institutions which specializes in delivering comprehensive real estate solutions to federal, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. He provides thought leadership and strategic guidance to senior level executives. Mr. Bulls has served as an expert witness on real estate matters in court and testified before Congressional committees on real estate issues.
Mr. Bulls received a BS degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Bulls serves on several public, private and not for profit boards. He is Chairman of Fluence Energy (NASDAQ:FLNC) and Vice Chairman of USAA. He is also on the boards of Host Hotels (NASDAQ:HST), Comfort Systems, USA (NYSE:FIX), American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC), Collegis Education, the American Red Cross National Board of Governors, the Real Estate Advisory Committee for New York State Teachers’ Retirement System, the West Point Association of Graduates where he previously served as Vice Chairman, the Board of Directors of the Thayer Leader Development Group, and the Military Bowl (an NCAA sanctioned football bowl game played in the nation’s capital each December). Mr. Bulls former board service includes Tyco International, Exelis, Inc., Computer Sciences Corporation and Rasmussen, Inc.
After recovering from a complicated surgery, Asha Miller was enjoying working out, eating healthy, and finally being in control of her body. One day in the shower, she noticed a tiny bump in her armpit. After a few weeks it disappeared, and she dismissed it as an inflamed lymph node. At 33 years old and in the best shape of her life with no family history of cancer, Asha never suspected she had breast cancer. Yet when the bump returned, she sought a doctor’s advice. An ultrasound showed nothing abnormal, but a little voice inside urged her to get a biopsy anyway.
Teenage actress and Broadway performer Mikari Tarpley was in her performing arts studio when she felt unusual soreness and swelling in her neck. At first, she wasn’t too concerned, knowing her family’s history of thyroid disease. However, a myriad of tests revealed irregular lymph nodes and suggested a thyroid carcinoma. Mikari kept her positive attitude as she courageously prepared for surgery.
Enjoying motherhood and a successful career, Dwan Thomas was getting ready to celebrate her 36th birthday when she noticed her breast felt more dense than usual. She quickly dismissed it, deeming it a benign cyst. After all, she hadn’t even gone for her first mammogram; she was way too young for breast cancer. But by Valentine’s Day, the area in her breast felt rubbery, like chewed up bubble gum; and by March, it was hard as gravel. Dwan could not ignore it any longer. She immediately went for an ultrasound and a biopsy.
In Nigeria, receiving a cancer diagnosis usually means you will die soon. However, Toyin Adewumi is no stranger to fighting battles, and she was not about to let cancer take her life.
After surviving a violent attack on her family as a teenager, Toyin immigrated to the United States to attend college. Years later, this courageous mother, wife and entrepreneur was preparing to open her dream restaurant when she was diagnosed with an aggressive and invasive stage 3 breast cancer.
PSA is a blood test used to check men for harmful prostate cancer (PCa). A man with high levels of PSA may have harmful PCa, but if we catch it early, it is almost 100% curable. Men with high PSA may also have harmless PCa or they may not have cancer at all. To diagnose harmful PCa, doctors take biopsies of the prostate using painful needles. Fortunately, most of the men end up having large prostates or harmless forms of PCa. This causes many men to suffer through the biopsy and then worry about potentially having a harmful cancer. Some men with harmless PCa will have surgery or radiation from fear, but can have bad side effects.
Golf4TheV was started in 2021 by V Foundation Board Member Larry D. Woodard. Woodard is President and CEO of Digital Advertising Agency Graham Stanley Advertising (GSA) He is a past chair of the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4As) New York Council. Woodard serves on the Board of the NASCAR Foundation and is a former board member of International Speedway Corporation (ISC) which was acquired by NASCAR in 2019. Woodard writes extensively about advertising for a number of publications and is a frequent guest lecturer at colleges and universities.