The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal in mind: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. The V Foundation has awarded more than $250 million in cancer research grants nationwide and has grown to become one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research.

The V Foundation is proud to award 100% of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses.

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At the 1993 ESPYS, Jim Valvano’s iconic speech, with the help of founding partner ESPN, launched the V Foundation and made our message clear: “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”®

ESPN and the V Foundation team up every December to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. V Week begins on Giving Tuesday, December 3, and runs through December 14.