A Skating Good Time
Olympic Gold Medalist and retired American figure skater, Scott Hamilton, was the must-see person at the Donelson Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Luncheon this month! Having spent time talking one-on-one with him, we can vouch that he is a very genuine and down-to-Earth person who cares a lot about the people that he comes into contact with.
In his address to the members of the Chamber, he talked about his battle with testicular cancer, his experience with his brain tumor and the steps that he has made to help the people that are affected by cancer.
He has a foundation called CARES and that stands for Cancer Alliance for Research, Education, and Survivorship. The main purpose of this foundation is to create different, less harmful ways to treat cancer patients including Immunotherapy and Proton Therapy which you can learn more about on his website.
He also started the 4th Angel Program. After recovering himself, he identified his three angels through his battle. The first angel: his oncology physician. The second angel: his oncology nurse. The third angel: his family and his friends. He said what he needed was a fourth angel: someone who had "been there, done that". This program is set up to pair someone that is going through their journey with cancer and match them up with someone who is close in age and had a similar cancer experience. This gives the patient someone that he/she can relate to and maintain that one-on-one relationship with to help them through a very difficult time.
SERVPRO of Hermitage/Donelson cares a great deal about the steps that Mr. Hamilton has made in the cancer field, because we, much like millions of others, know first-hand how cancer can affect the ones that you love and care about.
His website also includes a link in case there is any desire to donate to the CARES program to further the production of cancer killing treatments.