The V Foundation + ESPN

The V Foundation’s story began at ESPN’s inaugural ESPY Awards in 1993. Jim Valvano was presented the Arthur Ashe Courage Award for his perseverance and positive outlook amid his cancer treatment.  Jim was a well-known college basketball coach, ESPN commentator and motivational speaker.

ESPN highlights the V Foundation and the impact of funding life-saving cancer research at the ESPYS (July) and V Week (December). ESPN has helped raise nearly $100 million to support the V Foundation from ESPN sports fans, team members and the sports community.

Every dollar donated to the V Foundation supports life-saving cancer research. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.

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Make a donation to the V Foundation to support critical, innovative cancer research.

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ESPYS Auction

Don’t miss the chance to bid on dozens of amazing experiences, all available in the 2019 ESPYS Auction!

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Sports Humanitarian Awards

The 2019 Sports Humanitarian Awards, sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb, celebrate athletes who use their power for good.

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There are lots of ways to help achieve Victory Over Cancer®. Find out ways to make a difference!

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