Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative

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The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship) was founded in 1999 as a partnership between Scott Hamilton, Olympic ice-skating champion and cancer survivor, and the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute where he was treated. The CARES mission is to advance towards the cure of cancer through research, education and to improve the quality of life and support for people affected by cancer. CARES programs empower patients and their families via education and guidance for their journey through cancer treatment and survivorship.

The key components of CARES include:

4th Angel Mentoring Program – designed to match newly diagnosed patients with trained volunteers who are also cancer survivors. Emphasizing one-on-one contact, individuals are paired according to age and cancer type in an effort to empower both patients and volunteers with knowledge, awareness, and hope. In addition, the 4th Angel Caregiver Mentoring program is designed to match a caregiver of a cancer survivor to a current caregiver of a cancer patient.  

Chemocare.com – a unique website designed to help patients better understand the chemotherapy experience. As the first website of its kind in the United States, Chemocare.com is written in easy-to-understand language and outlines everything patients and their families need to know about chemotherapy, side effects and their management. 

Research Funding – critical to its mission, CARES has funded nearly $1.2 million in cancer research in the past six years.

An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends –  Mark your calendar for the 13th annual An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends Ice Show and Gala on Saturday, Nov. 3, at Quicken Loans Arena. Country music superstar and five-time GRAMMY winner Wynonna Judd will perform. Purchase your tickets beginning Monday, Oct. 1.


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