ESPY Day Raises Over $3.85 Million For Cancer Research
July 21, 2015 at 6:03 PM (PT)
ESPN’s second annual ESPY DAY raising funds for THE V FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH and its new STUART SCOTT MEMORIAL CANCER RESEARCH FUND raised over $3.85 million last WEDNESDAY (7/15) through auctions, donations, the 15th annual ESPY Golf Outing, the Sports Humanitarian of the Year Awards, and grants. Included in the total was a $1.25 million grant from the KAY YOW CANCER FUND. The auction, held by ESPN RADIO, raised $716,000.
ESPN Pres. JOHN SKIPPER said, “On behalf of everyone at ESPN, I want to extend my sincere gratitude to all who contributed to another successful ESPY DAY. The creation of THE STUART SCOTT MEMORIAL CANCER RESEARCH FUND made the fight against cancer even more personal for many at ESPN, and the generous support is a concrete demonstration of how together, we can make a difference in ending the battle.”
“ESPY Day is a huge day for THE V FOUNDATION and for everyone affected by cancer,” added THE V FOUNDATION CEO SUSAN BRAUN. "So many people hear the message about how research saves lives every day. And because of ESPN’s tremendous reach and generosity, a remarkable volume of funds are raised that we can invest in cancer research. It’s a win all the way around!”