NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Sunday at Bridgestone Arena there will be a different kind of experience on the ice.
Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton is bringing together famous Nashville musicians with the best figure skaters in the world.
“An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends” fundraising event will provide better treatment options for cancer patients.
Hamilton is doing all this while facing the re-emergence of the brain tumor he’s fought twice before.
“Right now it’s at a good size where I don’t have to worry about it day to day,” he told News 2.
He won the gold medal in men’s figure skating in 1984 and all these years later he’s happy to relive that moment.
Hamilton is still having fun, producing events like this weekends to support better treatment for cancer patients.
“It’s all about doing the right thing in the cancer community,” he said.
He thinks the tumor has always been with him, as a young boy he stopped growing. Doctors couldn’t figure out why.
“The only thing we can think of because it was never diagnosed was, couldn’t figure it out at all was that it was brain tumor back then that they had no technology to find,” he said.
He believes it was there, even when he won the gold, but didn’t emerge until his 36-year figure skating career came to a close.
“When I stopped skating, it was bam. I have this brain tumor,” he said.
He’s fought it twice with chemo, radiation, and surgeries and now it’s back again.
He remembers the approach of his late mother who battled cancer herself.
“When she was going through chemo she was the most extraordinary woman. She’d just say, ‘oh this is chemo therapy, I’ve finally found a way to lose that weight,’” he said.
‘An evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends’ is this Sunday at 5 p.m.
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