With the start of ESPN’s sixth annual Jimmy V Week for Cancer Research, ESPN announced a donation of $1 million to The V Foundation for Cancer Research. The donation will support The V Foundation’s endowment fund, which helps cover operating costs of the foundation, enabling 100 percent of cash donations to go directly to research.
Viewers and fans can join ESPN and The V Foundation in the fight against cancer by calling 1-800-4-JIMMY-V, visiting jimmyv.org or texting JimmyV to #80888 throughout Jimmy V Week to make a donation toward cancer research.
“It’s fitting for ESPN to make this commitment as we begin Jimmy V Week, when our employees and sports fans are passionate in joining together to make a difference to beat this disease,” said George Bodenheimer, ESPN Executive Chairman.
Jimmy V Week tips off tonight at 7 p.m. ET with a simulcast of former N.C. State coach Jim Valvano’s 1993 ESPYs speech across ESPN domestic media networks, as well as on the ABC SuperSign in Times Square.
The 13-minute speech will air simultaneously on ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Classic, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, Longhorn Network and ESPN 3D. Fans also can watch on ESPN.com, ESPN3, WatchESPN and jimmyv.org throughout the week.
The simulcast of the speech on all platforms includes an introduction by two cancer survivors, SportsCenter anchor Stuart Scott and New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich.
The week will conclude with the Jimmy V Women’s and Men’s Basketball Classics Presented by Corona Extra on Monday, Dec. 3 and Tuesday, Dec. 4.