Jimmy Valvano's Don't Ever Give Up Speech
Actual speech starts at 2:50
Jimmy V Week, Coach Valvano's passionate and moving acceptance speech at the Arthur Ashe Award in 1993. You can donate online, by phone or with text:
08:25 we need your help, money for research, we may not save my life, but we may save my children's life.
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The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, The Foundation has raised more than $70 million to fund cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all new direct cash donations and net proceeds of events directly to cancer research and related programs. The Foundation, which has received five consecutive top 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator, awards grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Review Committee. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.
In our lifetime cancer will strike one of every two men and one of every three women in the United States.
Within the next decade, cancer is likely to replace heart disease as the leading cause of death in the U.S. It is already the biggest killer of those under the age of 85.
There are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States today -- alive thanks to cancer research and treatments to prolong lives and improve the quality of life for those living with cancer.
The V Foundation was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993 The Foundation has raised more than $100 million to fund research grants nationwide.