V Foundation 30 Year Anniversary
Jim Valvano's Iconic ESPY Speech

It has been 30 years since Jim Valvano said, “Don’t Give Up…Don’t Ever Give Up!”®

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We’re making the progress Jim Valvano envisioned.

The cancer death rate (in the U.S.) is down 33% since 1991. And cancer research has saved lives. There are 18 million cancer survivors in the U.S. today. That number is expected to rise to 22.5 million by 2032.

But more support is needed. Cancer continues to be the second-leading cause of death in the United States.

Today’s cancer research leads to tomorrow’s standard treatment of care – and more personalized treatments, more survivors.

Down 33%
Cancer Death Rate Since 1991
18 Million Cancer Survivors
22.5 Million Cancer Survivors By 2032

Jim Valvano to Be Inducted into Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Legendary NCAA men’s basketball coach and founder of the V Foundation for Cancer Research will be inducted as part of the 2023 Class during festivities August 11-12.

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NC State Students and Jimmy V

30th Anniversary Collection Apparel

Wolfpack Outfitters is proud to partner with the V Foundation, HanesBrands and Alternative Apparel on the launch of the 30th Anniversary Collection. A portion of the proceeds from your purchase of 30th Anniversary Collection apparel will support cancer research through the V Foundation.

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30th Anniversary Gala

Reynolds Coliseum – June 3, 2023 – Raleigh, North Carolina

Please join us in Raleigh, N.C., to celebrate this milestone anniversary as one team and continue the fight to achieve Victory Over Cancer®! As Jim said, “Don’t Give Up…Don’t Ever Give Up!”® Together we will continue his legacy!

Host: Jeff Gravely

Industry veteran and local television institution Jeff Gravley is Director of Content Strategy for NC State Athletics. Gravley, a 1985 graduate, returned to his alma mater after a 35-year career in broadcasting.

Performance by Thurl Bailey

Thurl Bailey inspires others to win whatever the odds or disappointments. Twice Thurl has led teams from far behind to win national championships. His most recognized title was the 1983 North Carolina State Wolfpack team.


Funds raised will go towards cancer research dedicated to therapeutic resistance.

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