Time is running out! If you are a sports fan, you know all about Jim Valvano and the annual ESPY Don’t Give Up Auction to support the work of the The V Foundation. The auction runs from July 3 – 13, offering many items up for grabs, from balls & bats to jerseys & helmets to amazing sports experiences such as dinner with a player or being on set for a morning Mike & Mike radio broadcast.
The most important outcome, though, is the money raised to fight cancer. Jimmy V’s inspirational speech at the ESPY Awards (Don’t give up, don’t ever give up), was the basis of the foundation’s vision. Continuing that fight is what the Jimmy V Foundation is all about. Since its founding in 1993, the foundation has raised over $100 million and awarded nearly 400 grants to the “brightest physicians and scientists as they pioneer techniques to make breakthroughs in cancer research.” -jimmyv.org
You probably know someone with cancer, perhaps even you have been diagnosed with cancer. If you would like to support the research into the disease, and encourage the doctors and scientists to “never give up,” check out the auction or give directly to The V Foundation. It is important to note that 100% of all new cash donations go directly to the research. Every dollar helps. Every dollar keeps the fight moving forward.
Note: Before giving money to any organization, it is a good idea to research how donations are used. Click HERE for Charity Navigator’s review of The V Foundation.