Experience Project Partners With The V Foundation for Cancer Research To Open Annual Scientific Cancer Forum to the Public

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Leading Social Experience Website Enables Anyone to Interact with Top National Cancer Experts

As a destination site dedicated to fostering rich and meaningful conversations about real life issues, we are truly excited to be able to extend this opportunity to discuss and share the latest in cancer research to the entire globe

Today Experience Project (http://www.experienceproject.com), the first and largest Social Experience Website, announced that they will enable the public to ask questions to The V Foundation for Cancer Research's prestigious scientific forum held at the Foundation's upcoming annual Wine Celebration fundraiser. Using Experience Project's (EP) online anonymous cancer community, called Cancer Support Project.com (http://www.cancersupportproject.com), people may post any question for consideration by The V Foundation's prestigious Scientific Advisory Board, in a session historically open only to event attendees and the local community. Like EP, Cancer Support Project allows visitors to connect with others based on their full range of experiences, including health, relationships, and passions, instead of identifying people only within a single disease category.

The V Foundation annually hosts a "Wine Celebration" fundraiser in the surroundings of California's wine country, Napa Valley, with 100% of the net proceeds raised benefiting cancer research. A showcase event of the Celebration is a forum session where the Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board, made up of some of the nation's top scientists in cancer research, discusses the latest developments in this research. In previous years, only in-person attendees could submit questions to the Board, and only during the duration of the event's forum. This year, anyone in the world can submit a question to the Scientific Advisory Board via CancerSupportProject.com. Several questions from this pool of submissions will be selected to ask during the Forum. The Cancer Forum will be filmed by a volunteer crew from leading sports broadcaster ESPN, and portions of it will be made available online for the public to view at their leisure.    

The general public can submit questions for The V Foundation's Scientific Advisory Board at http://www.experienceproject.com/cancer. The site will be accepting submissions through July 31st. The Cancer Forum takes place on August 2nd and the videos will be made available in September.

"The V Foundation for Cancer Research is excited to work with the Experience Project to raise awareness for the important developments being made in cancer research. Our Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of leading researchers from around the country who make for an amazing event. We are proud of the researchers we have funded from the laboratory to clinical trials and all types of meaningful research, and look forward to sharing this event with the world. The V Foundation is committed to fulfilling Jim Valvano's dream of curing cancer, with 100% of all new cash donations going to cancer research and projects," said Bob Lloyd, V Foundation Chairman of the Board.

"As a destination site dedicated to fostering rich and meaningful conversations about real life issues, we are truly excited to be able to extend this opportunity to discuss and share the latest in cancer research to the entire globe," noted Experience Project founder and CEO Armen Berjikly.

The V Foundation's 10th annual "Wine Celebration" is being held on August 1st and 2nd in California's Napa Valley. Questions for the forum can be submitted at CancerSupportProject.com through July 31, and will be posed to the Scientific Advisory Board during the Cancer Forum which will be held on August 2, 2008 at 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Further event details can be found at http://www.jimmyv.org/.

About Experience Project:
Experience Project is the first Social Experience Website where you can anonymously share and connect around the life experiences that are important to you. Explore over one million life experiences, share your own stories anonymously, and find like-minded people who are open, supportive, and just "get it". Experience Project is the first place on the web where who you are is more important than who you know. Experience Project can be found at http://www.experienceproject.com.

About The V Foundation for Cancer Research:
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $70 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all new direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. The Foundation, which has received five consecutive top 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Review Committee. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit http://www.jimmyv.org.


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