Chase Jones 

CEO | Founder

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Chase experienced the childhood cancer world first-hand; in 2006, as an eighteen-year-old college freshman, he was diagnosed with Stage IV brain cancer.

As a byproduct of community help and national research, Chase attests his status of six years cancer-free to a combination of the two.

Since beating cancer, Chase has had the chance to collaborate with multiple childhood cancer organizations, from local children’s hospitals to international efforts in the constant battle to help more kids. After being treated at the NC Children’s Hospital, Chase went on to work with Ronald McDonald House Charities, the LIVESTRONG Foundation, and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

In college, Chase founded BaseBald, enabling student-athletes a platform to give back to childhood cancer, which grew to connect dozens of communities and thousands of supporters to donate to childhood cancer research.

In 2013, the Office of the Governor of the State of North Carolina named Chase to the North Carolina Advisory Committee on Cancer Coordination and Control.

Chase is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a Christ follower, former collegiate baseball player with the UNC Tar Heels, and lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

chase@vs-cancer.org | @chasejns

 

Elizabeth Dowgin

Director of Marketing and Team Relationsliz

Elizabeth is originally from Colorado but has lived in North Carolina since graduating from college. Elizabeth attended the University of Colorado at Boulder. She graduated in 2010 from the Presidents Leadership Program, Phi Beta Kappa. Elizabeth has a background in therapeutic recreation instruction for children with developmental disabilities. Throughout college, she worked for a nonprofit that instills leadership skills and service values in high school students along Colorado’s front range. She also instructed undergraduate fitness classes and taught college freshmen.

Following graduation, Elizabeth moved to North Carolina for the Raleigh Fellows Program, a Christian leadership development and graduate program. Elizabeth received formal theological training, served the underprivileged community, and worked part-time at StepUp Ministry.

Elizabeth graduated from the Fellows Program in 2011 and was hired to coordinate the Children’s Program at StepUp Ministry. In addition to coordinating the 5-16 year-old program, she case managed youth at home and at school. Elizabeth is passionate about working with the low-income population and building powerful relationships with youth.

Elizabeth joined the Vs. Cancer team in April of 2014 as Director of Marketing and Team Relations. The Vs. Cancer Foundation is a combination of Elizabeth’s greatest passions: youth, health, and sports. Elizabeth enjoys traveling, but calls Raleigh, North Carolina home.

elizabeth@vs-cancer.org

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