Team V | 2020 United Airlines New York City Half Marathon
Team V is the endurance fundraising program for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. We are a committed team of athletes fundraising with strength and determination in the fight against cancer. Our teams runners are fueled by the spirit of Jim Valvano and his inspiring words, “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”®
Though I'm not typically a runner, this was a great chance to work toward this goal, while raising money for a great cause and a personal one to me. I'm running the New York City Half Marathon in honor of my Aunt Jill. Like Jimmy V, she was tenacious, loving, vibrant, hilariously funny....and never gave up.
The V Foundation was founded by ESPN and award-winning NC State University basketball coach Jim Valvano. Coach Valvano was diagnosed with cancer in 1993. When he created the Foundation, Jim knew that it was too late for research to save him, but he spent his last months alive creating a legacy of hope for others diagnosed with this horrible disease.
In the past 25 years, the V Foundation has awarded more than $250 million to cancer research and related programs nationwide.
Jim Valvano’s “Don’t Give Up . . . Don’t Ever Give Up!”® spirit is alive now more than ever, and it is the perfect mantra to carry us through the 13.1 mile journey from Brookyln to Central Park. With continued support, we will forge ahead with innovative research. Join us on Team V or support us through a donation – either way, you are making a difference and saving lives. There is not a moment to lose in the fight against cancer.