Wednesday, July 12, 2006

V Foundation Fundraiser

This is sort of a half a post (today's post can be seen below) – because I am just regurgitating something someone sent me via e-mail. Apparently, ESPN is holding a cancer fundraiser for the Jimmy V Foundation. Jim Valvano was a college coach, and I will be honest here, I am not sure who he coached. Okay, I looked it up, and he is best-known for his North Carolina State basketball coaching experience. Well, he got cancer and died in 1993, but before his death, he started the Jimmy V foundation – and announced it on the ESPYs. Anyway, to make a donation, you can visit the foundation's website or call 1-800-4JimmyV.

Here is the most memorable part of his ESPY speech:

"To me, there are three things we all should do every day. We should do this every day of our lives. Number one is laugh. You should laugh every day. Number two is think. You should spend some time in thought. And number three is, you should have your emotions moved to tears, could be happiness or joy. But think about it. If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."