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.

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.


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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  • Check out our new article from the Miami Herald

  • The JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship Becomes NIH-Funded Program

  • Check out the new article about this year's 2014 JJ Vance Internship on the University of Miami UHealth website!



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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