Scott Hamilton: His “Why” for fighting cancer with the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Scott Hamilton, Olympic Gold Medalist, Cancer Survivor, and Founder and Chief Volunteer with the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, who shares some of his personal story and what led him to launch the nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient. Established in 2014, CARES stands for Cancer Alliance for Research Education and Survivorship. The organization serves as a neutral convener between organizations, researchers, academic scientists, drug developers and others to accelerate the advancement of less toxic treatments for isolated cancers and tumors.

During the interview, Scott talks about the impact of his mother and losing her to cancer, how that propelled him to success and Olympic Gold, and how his own personal battles with cancer transformed him from a fundraiser to an activist. He shares the mission and talks about the programs and focus areas for CARES, along with how the community can get involved to support their efforts and fight cancer, including their 7th Annual Scott Hamilton & Friends event on Sunday, November 19, 2023 and their 1984 fund, where a monthly donation of $19.84 can transform the lives of cancer patients all year long.

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