The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN to honor former NC State basketball coach and award-winning broadcaster Jim Valvano. The foundation has grown from humble beginnings of Jim’s personal friends and family to the support structure that includes people of all walks of life, in its efforts to fund research to find cures for cancer.
Since 1993, The V Foundation has raised more than $100 million and awarded cancer research grants in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Researchers have developed their laboratories and taken their science from the labs to the clinics with the help of funds raised by The V Foundation.
ESPN’s Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research kicks off this week. The week-long initiative, features content aimed at raising awareness and driving donations. The 2009 total was $950,000. Events include the Jimmy V Men’s Basketball Classic played on Tues. Dec. 7 at Madison Square Garden. Memphis will play Kansas in the opener, and Michigan State takes on Syracuse to close out the 16th annual tournament.
How you can get in the game:
You can make donations directly to The V Foundation by clicking here