This is one of the most touching and inspiring speeches that I hear every year. Jimmy Valvano was a college basketball coach and in 1993 created The V Foundation, which funds cancer research. A few weeks after giving this speech he died from his battle with cancer.
Each year, ESPNRadio does a huge fund drive where 100% of the donations raised goes to cancer research. You can bid on a variety of prizes and events or just donate money. Just this morning, you could bid to play a round of golf with Herm Edwards or pick your choice of what College Football game you wanted to go to with the College Gameday group and hang out with them all day.
Beyond the amazing fund drive that happens each year, the speech by Jimmy V is by far the most powerful. Everytime I hear it I get a bit emotional having someone close to me die from cancer. As a speech, he makes you laugh, he makes you cry, but mostly, he makes you want to do something. That is the power of speech - it can get an emotional response and get a call to action. Take some time today to listen to this speech and if you can, please donate what you can to the V Foundation.