The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, is excited to announce Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton will return to the ice on November 24 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN for the fourth annual ‘Scott Hamilton & Friends.'
CARY, NC (November 22, 2019) — The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a top-rated cancer research charity, is excited to announce Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton will return to the ice on November 24 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN for the fourth annual ‘Scott Hamilton & Friends.’ On Sunday, the biggest names in figure skating will perform to songs performed live by the greatest names in music. The event will raise funds for The Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, funding cancer research, including $200,000 benefiting the V Foundation.
“I have some truly amazing friends that will come together for a night unlike any other — incredible music and figure skating performances combined for a night that celebrates the ‘80s while raising money for cancer research,” said Hamilton.
Co-hosting the evening with Hamilton is nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Sheryl Crow. Crow and Hamilton, both cancer survivors, will be joined on stage for performances by GRAMMY winning artist Kenny Loggins, multi-platinum singer/songwriter Gavin DeGraw, American Music Award-winning band MercyMe, Academy of Country Music nominated band Runaway June, John Elefante, former lead singer of Kansas, and Johnathan Cain andNeal Schon of Journey, backed by highly acclaimed Nashville touring, recording and songwriting veterans, Sixwire.
“Working with Scott and the team at Scott Hamilton CARES is an absolute privilege and joy,” said Susan Braun, Chief Executive Officer of the V Foundation. “Their creativity captures our minds, and their commitment to cancer patients and research captures our hearts. This partnership helps us both put outstanding science into motion — so we can put an end to cancer.”
The event will pair these live music performances with ice skating from the biggest names in the field. Performances will include Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medalists and Dancing with the Stars champion Meryl Davis and her partner Olympic Ice Dancing Gold Medalist Charlie White, 2x Olympic Pairs Gold Medalist Katia Gordeeva, Ice Dance World Medalists Kaitlyn Weaver and Andrew Poje, World Gold Medalist Jeffrey Buttle, U.S. National Gold Medalist Mirai Nagasu, 2x U.S. National Gold Medalist Alissa Czisny, U.S. National Gold Medalists Ashley Cain-Gribble and Timothy Le Duc, U.S. National Gold Medalist Ryan Bradley, U.S. National Gold Medalist Max Aaron and 2x Canadian National Gold Medalist Nam Nguyen.
Proceeds from the concert benefit Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, which supports the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient. For more information, visit ScottCARES.org or v.org.
About the V Foundation for Cancer Research
The V Foundation for Cancer Research was founded in 1993 by ESPN and the late Jim Valvano, legendary North Carolina State University basketball coach and ESPN commentator. Since 1993, the Foundation has funded more than $250 million in cancer research grants nationwide. The V Foundation awards 100% of direct donations to cancer research and programs. The V Foundation’s endowment covers administrative expenses. The Foundation awards peer-reviewed grants through a competitive awards process strictly supervised by a Scientific Advisory Committee. For more information on the V Foundation or to make a donation, please visit v.org.