LAUGH, THINK AND CRY: THE LEGACY OF JIMMY V’S LAST SPEECH
THE 2013 CANCER CULTURE AND COMMUNITY COLLOQUIUM
November 7, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Fowler Hall, Stewart Center, Purdue University
- Nick Valvano, former CEO of the V Foundation
- Terry Kix, Purdue Women’s Basketball director of operations and cancer survivor
- A special video appearance from legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale
- Performance of “Coach” by Andrew Brightman
In 1993, less than two months before he succumbed to cancer, award-winning college basketball coach Jimmy Valvano inspired millions with his speech at the ESPY Awards, urging people to live life to the fullest.
Now, 20 years later, we’ll explore the legacy of that message with two of the people closest to him: Nick Valvano, his brother; and Dick Vitale, who escorted Jimmy to the stage that night. What did Jimmy’s message mean to the world of sports? To people with cancer? To the V Foundation, which since its creation has donated millions to cancer research in hopes of a cure?
Click here to listen to an interview of Nick Valvano.
The Unintended Consequences of PINK - Reorienting the CauseApril 11, 7 p.m., Forney G-140: Screening of the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc., based on the book by Samantha King.
April 15, 7 p.m., Krannert Auditorium: Panel discussion on breast cancer culture and its effects on individuals and society.
The goal of these events is to foster open discussion and raise awareness of the system-wide factors that impact breast cancer as the experience of an individual, a society and a health epidemic. Audience members are invited to participate.