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Monster trucks and cancer research, oh my!

Monster trucks and breast cancer research? It takes far-reaching vision and generous hearts to see the connection. Longtime V Foundation supporter, Hooters, and a man named Rich Grabits saw the link and are making an important difference. All throughout month of October, Hooters called on America once again to “Give A Hoot” in the fight against breast cancer. As a part of its annual fundraising program during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Hooters auctioned off a custom monster truck with 100 percent of the bid contributing to the Give A Hoot fundraising effort. Rich Grabits, a 45-year-old mechanical worker from […]

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Thank you for a wonderful 2011

Thank you so much for a wonderful year! With your support, we awarded $12.5 million in new research grants in 2011.  Your donations truly make a difference in the fight against cancer, and we can’t thank you enough for helping us in our mission to fulfill Jim Valvano’s dream of finding a cure for cancer. 2011 was a great year for The V Foundation, and we are looking forward to a wonderful 2012!

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Happy, Healthy Holidays!

The V Foundation wants to wish all of you a happy holiday season. We hope you have the opportunity to spend the holiday season with loved ones, celebrating favorite traditions.  Thanks to all of our friends and supporters for making 2011 a great year here at The V Foundation.  We look forward to a wonderful 2012!  

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Thanks to ESPN- It was awesome baby!

A big thanks goes out to our partner, ESPN, for making Jimmy V Week such a huge success this year.  ESPN’s coverage of The V Foundation gives us a huge stage to build awareness and raise money for cancer research.  We have raised millions thanks to this partnership and have gained many friends and supporters along the way.  Thanks to all of the ESPN analysts, sportscasters, and employees who retweeted and mentioned The V Foundation this week on Twitter— with all of your support, “Jimmy V” and “ESPY” were both in the top 10 trending twitter topics in the United […]

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ESPN & The V Foundation: A Perfect Match

As one of our founding partners, ESPN has given its time and resources to support the fight against cancer.  The ESPN V Committee gives back to our Foundation in many ways.  Since the night of Jim Valvano’s ESPY speech, ESPN employees and commentators have supported The V Foundation.  From the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic inLos Angelesto ESPN’s Jimmy V Week, ESPN has raised millions for cancer research.  The people at ESPN have brought the same creative thinking and support that has helped build the ESPN brand over the last 30 years.  The partnership has helped spread the word about The […]

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Jimmy V Basketball Classic

The 17th Annual Men’s and Women’s Jimmy V Basketball Classic will wrap up ESPN’s V Week tonight.  Six elite collegiate programs will showcase their skills in support of The V Foundation.  For the men’s classic, the No. 13 Missouri Tigers will face off against the Villanova Wildcats at 7:00 pm inMadison Square Garden.  At 9:00 pm, No. 16 Washington Huskies will battle against Marquette’s Golden Eagles.  For the women’s classic, the showdown between two powerhouse teams will kick off at 7:00 pm in Connecticut—the No. 2 Connecticut Huskies will play defending national champions, the No. 4 Texas A&M Aggies.  These incredible match-ups will not only […]

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“Don’t Give Up…Don’t Ever Give Up!”

We all remember the night of Jim Valvano’s ESPY speech.  His charisma and his inspiring words touched everyone watching that night.  His passion and drive is why we exist today. He wanted to be remembered as more than just a great coach. Jim left behind a dream and a goal that we strive for every day—to find a cure for cancer.  With the help of ESPN, Jim was able to start a Foundation that embodies his courage, passion, drive and love for life.  The ESPY speech was just the beginning of The V Foundation and our inspiration for relentlessly searching […]

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ESPN’s Jimmy V Week is Back!

ESPN’s Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research starts tonight!  ESPN will showcase special content for The V Foundation in order to raise awareness and money for cancer research.  The week kicks off with old games and highlights of Jim Valvano’s career on ESPN Classic.  Tune in at 7:00 pm Eastern tonight to any ESPN channel to watch Jimmy’s famous ESPY speech.  Join us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on the action throughout the week.  We will be incorporated into the programming of many ESPN broadcasts through the wee, and we don’t want our fans and supporters to miss […]

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Lord & Taylor’s Guys Night Out: Shop for a Cause!

Guy’s Night Out, hosted by Lord & Taylor, takes place December 8 from 3 pm- 9 pm at the recently renovated 10th floor of Lord & Taylor’s 5th Avenue location in New York City.  The event kicks off with a live broadcast of ESPN New York’s Micael Kay Show at 3:00 pm. Beginning at 6:00 pm, New York Giant’s very own Victor Cruz and Justin Tuck will be in the building playing video games and hanging out with the guests.  Sales include 25% off most purchases in the men’s store.  Giveaways include a copy of Justin Tuck’s children’s book, “Home Field Advantage” with any […]

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Happy Turkey Day to All!

We just wanted to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving.  We hope you can spend the holiday with friends and loved ones. We are so thankful for all of our supporters and friends who have helped us make so much progress in the various fields of cancer research.  We’re hopeful that the millions raised every year will help researchers find a cure.  And that would be something to be thankful for, indeed.

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