Every November, when Jimmy Valvano's "The V Foundation" makes its way to the headlines, we are reminded of how Jimmy - who at age 37 lead 16th-ranked North Carolina State to an improbable six consecutive come-from-behind wins and claimed the 1983 NCAA National Championship over a Hakeem Olajuwon-lead, top-ranked University of Houston - catapulted himself from a championship coach to an icon for cancer research.
Ten years later he would give the speech of his life at the 1993 ESPYs, as he reminded us to never give up, and promoted his pressing-for-advances-in-early-detection, treatment, and cures non-profit organization: The V Foundation.
Two months after that speech, he died of cancer on April 28, 1993.
Since the foundation started, it raised over $90 million dollars.
Please watch the various videos embedded from the V Foundation below, read the organization's "about us" disclaimer from their website, and join TheSportzBroz.com as we continue to support JimmyV.org:
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