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Scott Hamilton headlines Taylors Free Medical Clinic fundraiser

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Saturday, May 19, 2012

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Scott Hamilton will be the featured speaker Tuesday nght at the Taylors Free Medican Clinic annual fundraiser at the TD Convention center. Hamilton is a former Olympic gold medalist figure skater, has ovecomer a bout with cancer and is now a motivational speaker.

Scott Hamilton will be the featured speaker Tuesday nght at the Taylors Free Medican Clinic annual fundraiser at the TD Convention center. Hamilton is a former Olympic gold medalist figure skater, has ovecomer a bout with cancer and is now a motivational speaker.

In 1990, former Olympic Gold Medalist Scott Hamilton was chosen the “Celebrity Wish Granter of the Year,” by the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

Next week, the Tennessee resident with a long record for overcoming obstacles hopes to help the Taylors Free Medical Clinic make some financial wishes come true.

Hamilton, who overcame two serious childhood illnesses to become a four-time World Figure Skating Champion, will visit the TD Convention Center Tuesday, May 22 to serve as guest speaker at the TFMC’s annual spring gala.

Hamilton’s appearance will highlight a fundraiser which TFMC officials hope will help meet increasing demands at the 7-year-old clinic, which last year provided more than 4,500 free medical appointments to 3,100 patients. It also provided more than 24,000 prescriptions valued at $1.4 million.

Hamilton, 53, overcame numerous childhood maladies to earn a spot on the 1980 U.S. Olympic team at age 22 and won a gold medal at the 1984 Olympic Games at age 26. He now serves as a television commentator and motivational  speaker. 

The Tuesday program is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, contact Karen Salerno  at 244-1134 or [email protected] 

 

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