ESPN Commits $1 Million to The V Foundation for Cancer Research
ESPN Executive Chairman George Bodenheimer announced today, as ESPN’s Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research begins, that ESPN has committed a donation of $1 million to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The dollars are earmarked for The V Foundation’s endowment fund, which helps cover operating costs of the foundation, enabling 100 percent of cash donations to go directly to research.
Bodenheimer, also a member of The V Foundation Board of Directors, said, “It’s fitting for ESPN to make this commitment as we begin Jimmy V Week, when our employees and sports fans are passionate in joining together to make a difference to beat this disease.”
Bob Lloyd, Chairman of the Board of Directors for The V Foundation and former teammate of Jim Valvano, added, “ESPN, its people and fans continually amaze us with their commitment, not only financially, but also in raising national awareness for The Foundation.”
ESPN’s sixth annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research – a multi-platform initiative which drives awareness of and donations to The V Foundation for Cancer Research – tips off Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. ET with a simulcast of former NC State coach Jim Valvano’s 1993 ESPYs speech across ESPN domestic media networks, as well as on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square. The week will conclude with the Jimmy V Women’s and Men’s Basketball Classics Presented by Corona Extra on Monday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Dec. 4. For more information on Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research, visit ESPN Media Zone.
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