For many, Scott Hamilton is one of the most inspiring athletes in the history of sports. He is also one of the most popular male figure skating stars in the world, 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.
In 1997 while in a figure skating season, an unexpected event interrupted his routine and forever changed his life and will eventually change others. On March 18, 1997, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer.
"The only disability in life is a bad attitude," he said. "I feel 100% confident that I can overcome this disease and be back on the ice within a few months." After twelve months of chemotherapy treatments followed by successful surgery to treat his cancer with a few short weeks of recuperation, he was back on the ice.
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.
Nine Gold Medals
US Olympic Hall of Fame
Stars on Ice
Skating with Celebrities
Athletes Against Drugs
Pediatric Aids Foundation
Pituitary Network Association
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation