ESPN Showcases Jimmy V and The V Foundation During V Week!
In 1993, Jim Valvano and ESPN formed The V Foundation for Cancer Research. Throughout the years, our founding partner has been incredibly supportive and active in our fight against cancer.
The ESPN team works in many ways to support the mission of The V Foundation. The ESPN V Committee, established by ESPN President George Bodenheimer, works year round to expand ESPN’s involvement with the Foundation and to fundraise for cancer research.
During the ESPY Awards, the event where Jim announced the establishment of the Foundation, ESPN employees and commentators reach out to ESPN’s loyal fans to support our cause. ESPN volunteers annually put on the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic in Los Angeles, and ESPN Radio hosts successful ESPYs V Foundation Auctions.
We are so excited to be in the middle of Jimmy V Week! During Jimmy V Week, ESPN features content that shares Jim Valvano’s passion and stories of others that “don’t ever give up.” ESPN brings great awareness to the Foundation and our cause.