An Olympic Gold medalist, four-time World Champion, and four-time United States Champion, Scott Hamilton's amazing career has spanned more than two decades and has literally transformed modern figure skating. Several hurdles were thrown in his path, including a childhood spent in and out of hospitals with a disease that stunted his growth, the wrenching decision to leave home at age 13 to train with other Olympic hopefuls, the pain of watching his beloved mother die from breast cancer, and his own bout with testicular cancer. Motivated by the love and support of millions around the globe, Hamilton has become a hero in the best sense of the word.
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CONGRATULATIONS to Scott who is celebrating the 30th anniversary of his Olympic Gold Medal this year!
Clearly one of the most sought after keynote speakers and most popular figure skating stars in the world today, Scott Hamilton is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Network TV skating commentator, actor, performer, producer, Emmy Award nominee, best-selling author, role model, humanitarian, philanthropist, and a cancer and brain tumor survivor. His motto is: "The only disability in life is a bad attitude."
During the last fifteen years, Scott has inspired audiences at numerous events throughout the country, speaking to a wide variety of groups and organizations about his life and overcoming adversity. He speaks 30 to 35 times a year to audiences in size from 250 to 15,000.
Never ceasing to impress, his clarity about living the life he's been given, has inspired thousands of people at numerous engagements for such organizations as Hilton Hotels, Bank of America, John Hancock Financial Network, MassMutual, Healthcare Management Systems, Institute for International Research, Elekta, Inc., America's Second Harvest, the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Liberty Mutual, Peak Vista Community Health Centers annual "Breakfast of Champions," the Toledo Children's Hospital, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Goshen Health System, the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, St. Vincent Oncology Center, Pituitary Network Association, University of St. Thomas Lecture Series, Robert Wood Johnston University, the University of Chicago Hospital, the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists, the Congress of Oncology Nurses, Kansas City Life, Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, CanCare of Houston, Inc., Nationwide Mutual Insurance, and Million Dollar Round Table to name but a few.
As a keynote speaker, he exudes enthusiasm and inspiration. As a figure skater, he is forever bridging the gap between sport and entertainment. As a role model, he contradicts the saying that "good guys finish last." As a humanitarian, he avails himself to any plight that will improve mankind. But, more important, as a cancer survivor he is a constant reminder that with fortitude and determination, anything is possible. Scott's much publicized bout with testicular cancer in 1997, and his November, 2004 diagnosis of a benign, non-cancerous pituitary brain tumor, from which he is successfully recovering, has touched him with a special insight into life and the human condition.
Scott starred in the hit movie Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder. He has hosted Fox's television series Skating with Celebrities and produced the legendary ice skating tour Stars on Ice. He provided voice-over and appeared live in an Nickelodeon's Fairly Odd Parents. He is a popular guest on national news shows like the Today Show, and entertainment news programs such as Access Hollywood, Inside Edition, The Insider, Extra!, E! Entertainment, the TV Guide Channel, and Entertainment Tonight; and in various national news publications like People Magazine.
When he is not working or participating in a wide variety of charitable events, including his own Scott Hamilton C.A.R.E.S. Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) through the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Center in Cleveland, Ohio and Provision Healthcare Foundation in Knoxville, TN, or promoting his websites Chemocare.com and RadCare.org (in conjunction with CARES), patient mentoring program The 4th Angel Network, or as serving on the Board of Directors for Special Olympics International, and Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, as well as acting as an official spokesperson for Target House at St. Jude Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, Scott can be found on the golf course and enjoys spending time with his wife Tracie and two sons.