Jim Valvano

"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--it 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 heckuva day."
No one is more deserving of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award this year.
The ESPYS is more than a celebration of athletic achievement. It's a gathering of athletes and entertainers who band together in utilizing their collective platforms to fight against cancer in hopes of finding a cure for it.
On July 4, 1939 a frail Henry Louis Gehrig stepped in front of a packed crowd at Yankee Stadium. The Manhattan-native knew he was sick, but he was unaware that his illness (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS) would soon claim his life.
It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives.
These children are fighters. They're all patients at Duke Children's Hospital & Health Center, and in the video above, they
The 1983 North Carolina Wolfpack created March Madness, coming from nowhere to win nine consecutive elimination games over a month period against a field of mostly heavily favored opponents.
"I just got one last thing, I urge all of you, all of you, to enjoy your life, the precious moments you have," Valvano said
March Madness is upon us, and it's going to be totally awesome, baybee! One bounce of the ball, one slip and fall, and one shot can make a legend or create a scapegoat.
We have become a nation where our leaders can throw billions at places like Goldman Sachs, which does nothing to touch the lives of average Americans, but underfund the war against cancer, which touches almost every family.
One of book publishing's biggest houses is suing a popular sports columnist, alleging that he failed to meet deadlines for
Seth Godin, who has helped thousands of entrepreneurs be productive, says that business people never realize that with a little bit of push, they can move past a seeming dead end and reach business success. I hope that is true in my case.
I'm not the only person thinking twice about giving money to charity. Or about spending money. Most people have the same kind of hesitation that I have. And this compounds the financial crisis problem.