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V Foundation gets record donations

Updated: January 20, 2011, 11:54 PM ET
Associated Press

BRISTOL, Conn. -- ESPN's fourth annual Jimmy V Week brought in a record $1.2 million in donations to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, the network said Thursday.

Nick Valvano, the chief executive officer of The V Foundation and the late coach's brother, and George Bodenheimer, the president of ESPN and ABC Sports, made the announcement.

The money raised during the Dec. 1-7 drive was a 30-percent increase from 2009's $950,000. In the four years Jimmy V Week has been held, $3.8 ...

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