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.
Make a donation to the V Foundation to support critical, innovative cancer research.
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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.
There are lots of ways to help achieve Victory Over Cancer®. Find out ways to make a difference!