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VCU Massey Cancer Center


Massey Alliance

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  • Join the Massey Alliance

    The Massey Alliance is a membership-based group of young professionals who are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the lifesaving cancer research at VCU Massey Cancer Center.

    Massey Alliance members are passionate about creating a world without cancer. Through partnerships, fundraising events and advocacy opportunities, this group of young professionals are moving the needle in cancer research and awareness.

    How to become a Massey Alliance Member

    By making an annual $25 donation to VCU Massey Cancer Center through one of the various Massey Alliance events or the Massey Alliance membership page, donors will become Massey Alliance members and receive the following benefits.

    • Invitation to biannual happy hour for Massey Alliance members only
    • Invitation to Appetizers & Advocacy
    • Opportunities to volunteer at Massey Alliance events
    • Quarterly e-newsletter with research news, upcoming volunteer opportunities and information about how you can support Massey

    For more information about joining the Massey Alliance, please contact Michelle Adcock at (804) 828-1187 or


  • Massey Alliance Events

    Throughout the year, the Massey Alliance hosts several events to raise funds and awareness for Massey Cancer Center, as well as provide great networking opportunities for other passionate young professionals in the Richmond area. 

    Save the dates for these upcoming Massey Alliance events:

    • Appetizers and Advocacy, Tuesday, May 19, 2020

    • Richmond Brunch Weekend: For five years, Richmond Brunch Weekend has raised tens of thousands of dollars for cancer research. Each March, more than 50 restaurants agree to donate at least 15% of their brunch proceeds back to VCU Massey Cancer Center. 

      Richmond Brunch Weekend 2020 Update post March 14:  We are heeding the cautions and following all guidelines from local authorities and the Virginia Department of Health. After careful consideration and with the sole interest in how we can best support our community at this time, we plan to postpone Richmond Brunch Weekend to the weekend of June 21-22. Postponing will allow us to prioritize community health now and provide the best promotion possible for participating local restaurants at a later date. We hope that you will join us in June. After all, it is support like yours that enables Massey to deliver the best lifesaving care available to one of the most vulnerable populations at this time.

    Follow the Massey Alliance on Facebook to get the most up-to-date information on upcoming events.  

  • Massey Alliance Board Members

    The Massey Alliance Board is comprised of more than 30 passionate young professionals who motivate and organize hundreds of volunteers to advocate and fundraise on behalf of VCU Massey Cancer Center. The signature fundraising events of the Massey Alliance are Massey on the River and Richmond Brunch Weekend. Each board member is also committed to engaging their personal network to individually fundraise through the Team Massey Alliance page.

    Mission statement

    As ambassadors for VCU Massey Cancer Center, we foster and cultivate support for the research, resources and programs provided by the cancer center through our philanthropic and outreach efforts.

    2020-2021 Massey Alliance Board Leadership 

    O'Conor G. Ashby, II - President
    Michael G. Hofmeister - President Elect
    Sara Woznicki - Immediate Past President
    Nicholas Shed - Secretary


    2020-2021 Massey Alliance Board Members

    Meredith Ascari
    Brigid Bucci
    Katie Butz
    Rachel Calvert
    Bryce Carson
    Tim Cavazos
    Ernie Chamberlain
    Ashton Farrar
    Leanne Ferry
    Danielle Frazier
    Korey Gardner
    Dan Halloran
    Michael Hofmeister
    Ben Khandan-Barani
    Andrea Kirkbride
    Katie Marcello
    Kai Marshall
    Philip Matthews
    Christian Mijares
    George Moore, IV
    Clint Nichols
    Lara Omick
    Andrew Russo
    Kassie Schroth
    Megan Sullivan
    Rebecca Vokes
    Elliott Warren
    Emily Younts



    Michelle Adcock, Massey Cancer Center Development Board Liaison


  • Massey Alliance Quick Links

    The Massey Alliance serves as a group of dedicated volunteers who share Massey Cancer Center's mission, achievements and upcoming events with their peers. Below are important links to ensure that our members are informed and armed to serve as positive advocates for Massey Cancer Center. 

    Quick Links 


    Massey Alliance Facebook Page 

    The Massey Alliance Facebook page is the best way to get the most up-to-date information about Massey Alliance events, promotions and news about Massey Cancer Center. Don't forget to use #MasseyAlliance when attending our events! 


    Massey Cancer Center News Blog

    The blog is where you will find great articles on Massey researchers and the impact their work is making in our community and beyond. 

Massey Alliance in action

For assistance accessing information related to our programs, please contact Michelle Adcock.

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