ESPN and the V Foundation for Cancer Research team up every December to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. Starting on Giving Tuesday, December 1 through December 12, join us for V Week as each ONE of us comes together as ONE community with ONE mission – to defeat cancer.
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and legendary basketball coach Jim Valvano with one goal: to achieve Victory Over Cancer®. The V Foundation has awarded more than $250 million in cancer research grants nationwide and is one of the premier supporters of cutting-edge cancer research.
We are grateful to our partner, ESPN, for highlighting our work and the impact of life-saving cancer research throughout V Week. As cancer touches all of our lives, we are determined to keep fighting. Jim’s rallying cry – “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!” – continues to inspire us today.
Inside Jim’s powerful words was a clear message: Cancer research needs our support. Will you help?
With your support, scientific breakthroughs may save someone you love.
THE STUART SCOTT V WEEK INITIATIVE
African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest length of survival of any racial ethnic group for most cancers. This is not acceptable.
Five years ago, the V Foundation created the Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund to support the work of minority scientists, as well as research dedicated to the aggressiveness, therapeutic responsiveness, and ultimate outcomes for black cancer patients and other minority populations. To date, we have invested more than $10.5 million in memory of Stuart Scott to fight these disparities.
Launching on Friday, December 4th, the Stuart Scott V Week Initiative commemorates the anniversary of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, which Stuart Scott was a Brother. Designated fundraising activities will benefit the Stuart Scott Fund throughout the month, leading up to the anniversary of Stuart’s passing on January 4th.
CHEERS TO OUR SPONSORS
Together with its distributor partners, Corona is proud to honor Coach V’s memory, having contributed over $18 million in donations and marketing support since 2010 — including $1.5 million in donations in 2020 alone.
A partner since 2018, UFC has contributed over $360,000 as a sponsor of Sports Humanitarian Awards and other initiatives that support the V Foundation.