Gentle Giant Award
Olympic Gold Medalist, Figure Skating
2008 Award Recipient
On the second night of the 2008 December in the Desert Conference at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, in Rancho Mirage, CA, the PNA presented its Gentle Giant Award to Mr. Scott Hamilton. Scott Hamilton is a world class athlete but he's also a survivor of cancer and pituitary disease. Hamilton was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1997, and learned he had a benign pituitary brain tumor (a craniopharyngioma) in November of 2004. We are excited to have a man whose skill, warmth and courage have inspired so many people throughout his career, be honored as the 2008 Gentle Giant Award recepient.
One of the most popular male figure skating stars in the world, Scott Hamilton is also a network TV skating commentator, an actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling author, role model, humanitarian, philanthropist, and a cancer and brain tumor survivor.
As a humanitarian and philanthropist he avails himself to any plight that will improve mankind. As a cancer and brain tumor survivor, he is constantly reminding others that, with fortitude and determination, anything is possible.
When he is not performing or participating in a wide variety of charitable events, or acting as an official spokesperson for Target House at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as his own *Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S. Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Center in Cleveland, Ohio, or promoting his web site Chemocare.com (in conjunction with the Cleveland Clinic and CARES), the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Governors for the Pituitary Network Association, or serving on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics, Scott can be found on the golf-course and enjoys spending time with his wife Tracie and their sons Maxx and Aidan at their home in Tennessee.