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.
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.