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We Want You for an ESPYS Speech tribute!

You saw Jim recite it, you witnessed the top athletes remake it and the patients at Duke Children’s, and now we want YOU for a tribute! In honor of this year’s Jimmy V Week, ESPN and The V Foundation are teaming up to create the ultimate fan tribute of Jim Valvano’s famous ESPYs speech. Throught #JimmyVWeek we will highlight a different line of the speech below, and all you have to do is get ready for your close up! Record your own clip reciting your favorite line, and post it to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest with the #JimmyVWeek for […]

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Basketball in the Summer: Jimmy V Classic Teams Announced!

Since the NBA finals are going on and the draft is just a few weeks away- I think that it’s completely fair to talk about college basketball. And not just college basketball but one of the best classics in the college game – the Jimmy V Men’s & Women’s Basketball Classic. The teams were recently announced for this year’s event and we couldn’t be more excited about the men’s match-ups. Memphis, Florida, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh will be taking the floor in Madison Square Garden on December 17. The first match-up will have Cincinnati and Pittsburgh, former members of Big East […]

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A chance to “hangout” with Mike Greenberg…

All You Could Ask For “Book Talk” on April 23rd Every morning you hear Mike Greenberg debating about all things sports. In this Google+ Hangout “Book Talk” we are going to debate the actresses who could portray the characters of his new book, “All You Could Ask For.” This insightful story is about three unforgettable women who don’t know each other, but their stories are about to intertwine in ways that no one could imagine. We have a great opportunity for you! The V Foundation is looking for five people to join our Book Talk” on Google+ and discuss about […]

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A Little Interruption

While this time of year is normally known as the countdown to Selection Sunday- we interrupt this college basketball season for a week of the NBA. For one week- the NBA, ESPN, The V Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Hospital are coming together to raise awareness and money for pediatric cancer research. Through March 4, you can donate to the promotion here. The V Foundation funds three different types of grants: V Scholar, Translational and Designated grants. In the past The V Foundation has awarded $2.1 million dollars in V Scholar and Translational grants to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in […]

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Help us make the Final Four!

If we had been selected by one coach in the Infiniti Coaches’ Charity Challenge (ICCC) it would have been cool but two coaches- that’s amazing! In its third year, the challenge has provided a little bit of fun during the college basketball season. Fans can vote every day in each region (that’s right you can vote for a different coach in each region- just make sure you select them all before you click submit!) for their coach. Then after six weeks- the winner of each region will go against each other for two more weeks. The final winner’s charity will […]

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UMD: More than a game

The scope of cancer’s impact goes far beyond the surface. Everyone in a family can suffer and endure hardships. Some are physical, some are mental and some are emotional. Only one person might be sick, but the trickle-down effect is tangible, and it’s nearly impossible to evade its influence. The Maryland Terrapins women’s basketball team is no different with its connections to cancer “If you went through our team, our players, our coaches, our support staff, everybody has somebody that’s been impacted by cancer in some way or another,” coach Brenda Frese said. “The fact we can go out and […]

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Funding for Cancer Research

Don’t let Cancer Researchfall off of the Fiscal Cliff by Robert C. Bast, Jr., M.D.Member, The V Foundation Board  People often ask if we can put a man on the moon, why can’t we cure cancer? There are several answers to this question, but one of the most important is that we are not investing enough each year in cancer research.  Jimmy V knew this as he faced his battle with cancer, and he was appalled. Since Jimmy’s death, significant advances have been made in laboratories and clinics around the world. Many of the most important advances have been made […]

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Not a day but a whole week- Jimmy V Week!

Do you remember what it was like to be a six-year-old? How exciting things can be? How you countdown to your birthday or holidays? You can barely sleep the night before something important happens? That’s how we feel right now! Tomorrow starts the 6th annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research on ESPN and we aren’t sure if we are going to be able to sleep tonight (Okay, I won’t be…) There are so many exciting things happening over the next week and we want you to be a part of it. This is the start of our #PassTheV movement and we […]

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Investing in our Future: Myth or Fact?

We polled the staff of The V Foundation to see what the most common myths were…here’s the top five! The answers were written by our Communications Intern, Kaylon Kirk. MYTH: The V Foundation is a large organization with hundreds of  employees, located all over the country. FACT: Perhaps the most common misconception about The V Foundation is that we have hundreds of staff and multiple offices.  Believe it or not, we do what we do with only 16 employees out of our office in Cary, North Carolina. “A lot of people think we are a big foundation with a huge […]

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It’s summer time…are you excited?

It’s official. Summer is here. Today is the summer solstice, tomorrow marks the first official day of summer. But more importantly, a week from today marks the kick-off to the 2012 Summer X Games. Next Wednesday night, the X Games will have their kick-off party to benefit The V Foundation and the STAPLES Center Foundation. The event, presented by Time Warner Cable, will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Los Angeles’ Regal Cinema. There will be a silent auction and fans will have the opportunity to meet different X Games athletes including the host, X Games […]

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