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.

Jim’s legendary speech in 1993 paved the way for moments like the one Stuart Scott gave us at the 2014 ESPYS. His message “Fight. Fight Like Hell.” continues to inspire. Stuart’s fight against cancer did not end when he passed away in January 2015. Through the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, we fund research that explores why some cancers are more likely to occur, more aggressive or harder to treat in some minority populations.

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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You can also support the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund by purchasing a Boo-Yah t-shirt, created by ESPN.

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When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.

Stuart Scott