Honoring JJ Vance
The JJ Vance Foundation was established in 1998 to celebrate the life and legacy of Jeffery Joseph Vance, an outstanding student-athlete at East Chapel Hill High School.

Rememberances
At the age of 14, JJ Vance was stricken with a fatal blood clot. His death on December 12, 1998 profoundly affected his family and friends; yet, his legacy lives on.

X-treme Hoops
Richard Belton, founder of the X-treme Hoops basketball organization, sees bright future for Florida's youth in athletics.

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With contributions from individuals, the foundation has already made a significant and positive impact on the community. With your gift, the foundation can continue to expand our efforts.

Latest News

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  • Congratulations to the 2015 JJ Vance Interns!
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  • Check out our article from the Miami Herald
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  • The JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship Becomes NIH-Funded Program
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    jj vance memorial tree

    January 24, 2006

    Surrounded by friends and colleagues, the Vance family gathered at the Duke Center for Human Genetics to dedicate a Japanese maple tree to the memory of JJ Vance

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