Tom Brady supports The V Foundation

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called in to ESPN's "Mike & Mike" radio program on Wednesday to support The V Foundation. Audio of the interview is now posted on ESPN.com.

"It's a fight we've all been involved in, and what The V Foundation has done over the years -- the motto was always 'Don't give up, don't ever give up.' That's a great lesson for all of us," Brady said on the program. "Coach [Jim] Valvano was a legendary coach, a great commentator. I don't think anyone who has watched ESPN over the years has not seen the clip of him saying that at the ESPYS. He was a special person and it's great that we can create awareness to hopefully continue to find donations and more money that goes to research to hopefully put an end to this once and for all."

A few other sound bites from Brady:

Derek Jeter in MLB All-Star Game. "To watch that send-off last night was really pretty special."

Would he groove Jeter a pitch if he was on the mound? "Absolutely not ..."

Gearing up for training camp. "I'm really excited for it. I think this is a great time of year for me and for my other teammates to see where we're at; we're going to get to this camp and figure out where our conditioning is at and how prepared we are to start playing. The games happen pretty quickly. It's one step in a long journey over the course of the season that you have to take. There is no skipping it. There is no shortcuts. Now it's time to get back to work."

Talking with Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg. "One Notre Dame guy and one Jet fan. On a day like this, it's still OK."