Virginia Commonwealth University

VCU Massey Cancer Center

Massey Alliance, in support of VCU Massey Cancer Center

  • Join the Massey Alliance

    The Massey Alliance is a group of young professionals who raise awareness of and support for the research, resources and programs at VCU Massey Cancer Center. Through volunteerism, community outreach and fundraising, the Alliance expresses its strong support for the people and programs at Massey.

    Since its formation in 2002, the Alliance has evolved into an over 40-member junior board under the Massey Cancer Center Advisory Board, as well as an ever-expanding group of more than 500 volunteers. Through its events, outreach and fundraising, the Alliance forms a foundation of philanthropy, that will benefit Massey Cancer Center for years to come.

    To join or to recommend a friend for membership, please complete our Massey Alliance Registration Form. You will receive regular e-mails about volunteer opportunities, special events and updates about Massey and the Alliance. If you have questions, please contact or visit the Massey Alliance Facebook page.

    The Massey Alliance combined fun and philanthropy to raise money, awareness and provide important volunteer support for Massey through:

    • Fundraising: The Massey Alliance donates all proceeds from its events throughout the year directly to the Massey Cancer Center.
    • Volunteerism: The Massey Alliance Board Members and the Massey Alliance support numerous events benefiting Massey, including the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k, Saks Fifth Avenue “Key to the Cure,” and The Bizarre Bazaar. The Alliance is always looking for passionate and dedicated volunteers; please take a look at our fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities.
    • Community outreach: Mosaic of Hope is the the tile-painting project and display for the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit and an example of the Alliance’s community spirit. Patients who receive stem cell or bone marrow transplants have the opportunity to paint their own ceramic tile as a reflection of their experience. Tiles are framed and displayed in the unit as a way to honor both the individual and the shared journey of patients and caregivers.
    • Community awareness: The members of the Massey Alliance are charged with helping to raise awareness for VCU Massey Cancer Center as an important local and national institution for cancer research and patient care. Alliance members can be found at various events such as the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, throughout the year promoting research and patient care.
  • 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. 

    Upcoming Events: 


    Appetizers & Advocacy

    Presented by Hunton & Williams 


    Tuesday, March 15, 2016

    Southerly Restaurant at Southern Seasons - 2250 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23230

    5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Meet & Greet 

    6:00 p.m. - Panel Discussion

    Topic: What You Need to Know About Clinical Trials 

    Panelists: Dr. Charles Geyer, Medical Director, Clinical Trials Office 

    Ann Moorehead, Clinical Trial Participant and Breast Cancer Survivor 

    Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar is available for drinks.

    Sign up online - it's free to attend! 


    Massey on the River

    Dance along the James River sipping wine and beer, sampling delicious Southern French delights and bidding on enticing silent auction items. Massey on the River is a night full of fun entertainment!

    Stay tuned for more information on the 2016 Massey on the River event! 

  • Massey Alliance Board Members

    2015-2016 Massey Alliance Board Officers 

    • Mike Gray, President
    • Elizabeth Minter, President Elect
    • Sarah Cossé, Immediate Past President
    • Megan Semmelman, Outreach Chair
    • Molly Congdon, Communications Chair
    • Ryan Gabriel, M.D., Fundraising Co-Chair
    • Jay Collier, Fundraising Co-Chair
    • Christina Todd, Education Chair
    • Abbey Withrow, Membership Development Chair
    • Katie Muzevich, Secretary

    2015-2016 Massey Alliance Board Members

    • O'Conor Ashby
    • Katie Barbour
    • Tori Brock
    • Jay Carpenter
    • Tomeka Carroll
    • Nick DeVita
    • Jed Donaldson
    • Maggie Finnegan
    • Ashley Helms
    • Sarah Gray Innes
    • Anny Irons
    • Kim Jackson
    • Sarah Jenks
    • Lisa Kurczewski
    • Margot McDonald
    • Eric Morales
    • Megan Napier
    • Rachel Norris
    • Lindsay Paladino
    • Frank Pendleton
    • John Pendleton
    • Sallie Pruitt
    • James Schettine
    • Brantley Scott
    • Steven Valdez
    • Andy Vorenberg, M.D.
    • Thomas Warthen

    Michelle Adcock, Massey Cancer Center Development Board Liaison

    Lauren Kiger, Massey Cancer Center Development Events 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 Advisory Board Tool Kit

    The Massey Advisory Board Tool Kit is a one-stop-shop for Massey information. From videos to powerpoints to our news and stats, this link provides you with basic Massey background information. 


    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

  • Massey Alliance check 2013
  • MM 2014
  • MM 2014 - Poklepovic
  • MM 2013 - glasses
  • MOTR 2013 - silent auction
  • MOTR 2013 - band with sign
  • MOTR 2013 - band