L to R: Melanie Luten, Matthew Staggs, Matt Plummer, Dana Gentry, Robert Stroud, Alex John, Anthony Bartirome

Blalock Walters is a proud supporter of Tidewell Hospice and sponsored its annual Signature Luncheon. Each year, Tidewell has featured many inspirational keynote speakers and this year, the organization welcomed Scott Hamilton during a sold-out crowd at Ritz-Carlton Sarasota.

Scott Hamilton, 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, is the most recognized male figure skating star in the world. Having survived testicular cancer and three bouts with brain cancer, his inspirational message at the Signature Luncheon will describe how he is determined to celebrate life no matter what may come his way. He is a motivational speaker, television broadcaster, best-selling author, and humanitarian. When he is not working, Scott is involved in numerous charitable organizations in addition to his own Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. His motto is “The only disability in life is a bad attitude.”

While his claim to fame may have been his Olympic Gold medal in world figure skating, Hamilton has become a motivational speaker, author and humanitarian. He has survived testicular cancer and three rounds of brain cancer.
Despite the hardships he has gone through, he continues to bring light to any circumstance. He lives by the motto of, “no matter what our unpredictable lives give us, always look for the positive and stay hopeful.”

Scott Hamilton (photo credit Adam Cromie)

His message at the Signature Luncheon will provide a unique insight into building and thriving within a solid support system.

Proceeds from the event benefit the more than 8,000 patients and families who receive compassionate care through Tidewell each year, regardless of their ability to pay.