Stuart Scott is getting a day named in his honor.
On Monday, ESPN announced that December 4th will be “Stuart Scott Day” as part of their 13th “V Week for Cancer Research.” Throughout the day, ESPN will air content that will showcase Scott’s love of life and his fight with cancer and his consistent message to “never give up.” A limited-edition Stuart Scott t-shirt will also go on sale starting Dec. 4, with proceeds benefitting the V Foundation for Cancer Research.
Scott passed away from cancer at the age of 49 in 2015.
“V Week leverages ESPN platforms and partners to drive awareness of the continued fight against cancer and generates donations to the V Foundation,” said Kevin Martinez, vice president, ESPN Corporate Citizenship. “This year, we celebrate our dear friend and colleague, and the 2014 Jimmy V Perseverance Award winner Stuart Scott, by honoring his courageous spirit to ‘Fight Like Hell.’ We’re honored to once again celebrate V Week and inspire fans to help support the V Foundation to one day eradicate cancer.”
Last year, “V Week” helped raise a record $8.3 million, bringing the 12-year total of contributions to more than $30.5 million.