It'll be here in no time. I'm talking about the 18th Annual Jimmy V.Celebrity Golf Classic in Raleigh. ABC11 is once again a major sponsor of this event. It's a golf tournament that features famous people you know from the world of sports and television. So it's always fun to watch them try to play golf (some are better than others). More importantly, it's a fundraiser for cancer research. The V Foundation for Cancer Research was started by former NCSU Men's Basketball Coach and Sports Commentator Jim Valvano and ESPN, right before Valvano lost his battle with cancer. Jim's brother Nick runs the foundation and in 18 years, it's awarded more than $80 million dollars in research grants. The Golf Classic is one of the signature events. It's happening August 26-28 and you can learn more at www.golfclassic.org. This year, proceeds will go to the UNC Linberger Comprehensive Cancer Center in Chapel Hill to fund research on pediatric cancer. The "Spirit of Jimmy V" Award is going to ESPN Anchor (and former WTVD ABC11 News Intern) Stuart Scott, who, as you may know, is fighting cancer for the second time. I'll keep posting more information about events leading up to the Golf Classic. You can also learn more about the organization and the research it benefits by watching a recent interview I did with Nick Valvano and Dr. Shelly Earp (the head of UNC Lineberger) on Heart of Carolina Perspectives.