Dick Vitale to Receive Award for Fight Against Pediatric Cancer

Coconut Telegraph

SRQ DAILY SATURDAY PERSPECTIVES EDITION SATURDAY SEP 21, 2019

The Payton Wright Foundation (PWF) will present basketball legend Dick Vitale with the “Payton’s Hero” award for his dedication to fighting pediatric cancer. The foundation, which financially assists families who have a child with brain cancer, will honor Vitale at its annual Palette fundraiser on October 19, in Sarasota. Vitale’s efforts to raise money for pediatric cancer research began after meeting Payton Wright, a then-four-year-old girl who was battling brain cancer. The ESPN broadcaster and former NBA and college basketball coach had spent years raising money for the Jimmy V Foundation, which was inspired by his late friend Jim Valvano. His efforts were further inspired after living near the Wright family as Payton battled a rare form of brain cancer.  

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