Joanne P. McCallie along with senior All-America Chelsea Gray attended the 2013 Jimmy V Basketball Classic dinner auction on Wednesday night at Gotham Hall in New York. Check out the photo gallery along with the article.NEW YORK, N.Y. --Duke women's basketball head coach
The event was hosted by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, which included a live and silent auction, dinner and media interviews. One hundred percent of all net proceeds from the event will fund cancer research projects through The V Foundation.
Duke will host Connecticut Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m., on ESPN2 in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The contest will conclude the seventh annual Jimmy V Week, an initiative taking place Dec. 3-17 across multiple ESPN platforms and programs featuring special content to help raise funds for cancer research. In six years, Jimmy V Week has generated $6,761,437 in total contributions for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, including a record-setting number of $1,591,108 in 2013.
The V Foundation
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 funded more than $100 million in cancer research grants nationwide. It awards 100 percent of all direct cash donations to cancer research and related programs. Due to generous donors, the Foundation has an endowment that covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Board. For more information on The V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit www.jimmyv.org.