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®. Since its start in 1993, the V Foundation has awarded more than $225 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. Thanks to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses.

“We are shaped by our experiences, and we are the people that we are, because of the things we’ve been through.” Tyler Trent

This fall, a young man named Tyler Trent took the world by storm with his positivity and outlook on life. As he has courageously battled cancer, all while rooting on his Purdue Boilermakers, he’s inspired millions.

Click below to donate and help Tyler in funding cancer in adolescents and young adults.

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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!”®

Near the end of each year, ESPN and the V Foundation team up to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. V Week begins on Giving Tuesday, November 27, and runs through December 8.

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Make a donation to the V Foundation to improve outcomes for those living with cancer.

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Craig Sager Jacket Day

Join the NBA universe in remembering legendary broadcaster Craig Sager and bid on your favorite Sager jacket.

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Jimmy V Classic

Both the Women’s and Men’s Jimmy V Classics feature exciting matchups this season!

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Kicks for Cancer Auction

Want a chance to win shoes from one of your favorite athletes? Here’s your chance in the V Week Kicks for Cancer Auction!

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On December 5, Blizzard Entertainment’s two-hour live broadcast previewing the upcoming season of the Overwatch League will ask fans to support cancer research as part of V Week.

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H*ck cancer! WeRateDogs have joined forces with the V Foundation this V Week.

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