"Don't give up . . . Don't ever give up!"® These words by Jim Valvano serve as the guidepost for the V Foundation.
Victory over cancer
"Don't give up . . . Don't ever give up!"® These words by Jim Valvano serve as the guidepost for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. Founded by Jim and ESPN, the V Foundation supports doctors, researchers and more in their quest to beat cancer once and for all. Jim believed it was possible. And with your help, we move closer to his dream every day.
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In Their Own Words
Not a Moment to Lose
There is more than just one type of cancer. Which means there is more than one way to fight it. The V Foundation is unique in that our grants go to funding cures for an array different of cancer types.
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Since 1993, Jim’s memory has lived on in the V Foundation’s goal to declare victory over cancer.
Since Jim and ESPN started the V Foundation in 1993, we have been incredibly fortunate to work with dedicated, passionate partners in the quest to declare victory over cancer.
Apple Gold Group
PARTNER SINCE 2006 The Apple Gold Group operates more than 130 Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill Restaurants across North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Indiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. Their March Hoops…
California Chrome, LLC
Partner since 2016 North America’s all-time leading money-earning thoroughbred, California Chrome, is donating a portion of his winnings to the V Foundation for Cancer Research. In addition to race proceeds,…
Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar
Partner since 2013 Located in Raleigh, NC, Jimmy V’s Osteria + Bar is a restaurant created with Jim Valvano’s passion and commitment to excellence. The restaurant generously donates 2.5% of…
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE)
Partner since 2016 The V Foundation and WWE are joining together to fight pediatric cancer! This multi-year partnership supports cancer research nationally through funds raised by Connor’s Cure, which was…
ESPN, Founding Partner
ESPN is committed to helping find a cure for cancer and has been proud to support the V Foundation for Cancer Research ever since ESPN commentator Jim Valvano echoed his…
Partner since 2015 the V Foundation has been a beneficiary of Waste Industries Full Circle Project which allows their customers to support the charities that mean the most to them…
Constellation Brand Beer Division
Partner Since 2010 In 2015, Constellation Brand Beer Division donated more than $1 million to the V Foundation for Cancer Research—a record. During the month of March, Constellation Brands Beer…
Gastric Cancer Foundation
The Gastric Cancer Foundation is a national organization with a straightforward but challenging mission: to help cure gastric cancer. By raising awareness and investing in promising early-stage research, the Gastric…
Constellation Brands Wines
Partner since 2005 Constellation Wine has been a partner of the V Foundation since 2005. The partnership is highlighted by a nationwide campaign during the March timeframe and features in-store…
Pepsi Bottling Ventures
Partner since 2014 Donations are generated through the placement of special V Foundation-branded vending machines in businesses and schools in the North Carolina area. A percentage of the proceeds from…