Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship


On November 7, 2009, The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative will host its 10th Annual “An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends”, one of Cleveland’s premier and most elegant celebrity events. The event will combine outstanding figure skating talent accompanied by Cheap Trick, who are known for such timeless classics as “I Want You to Want Me” and “Surrender”, and the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, conducted by Carl Topilow.

This year, “An Evening with Scott Hamilton and Friends” will represent a historic moment in sports when Olympic ice-skating champion Scott Hamilton makes his return to the ice at age 51 after more than 5 years since his last performance and his first since being diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.

Following the ice show, gala guests are escorted to the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel for a black-tie evening featuring gourmet dining and dancing to live music.

The goal for this event is to raise funds for The Scott Hamilton CARES Initiative at Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute and to address Scott’s biggest concerns: cancer education, research, and survivorship.

Ice Show Location
Quicken Loans Arena

Featured Skaters*
Scott Hamilton
Kristi Yamaguchi
Katia Gordeeva
Ilia Kulik
Sarah Hughes
Todd Eldredge
Jeffrey Buttle
Jozef Sabovcik
John Zimmerman
Caryn Kadavy
Steven Cousins
Silvia Fontana
Dan Hollander
Melissa Gregory
Denis Petukhov
*Subject to change

Gala Dinner Location
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Grand Ballroom

Date and Times
Saturday, November 7, 2009

Ice Show: 5:00 pm
Black Tie Gala Dinner and Dancing: 7:30 pm

If you are interested in becoming a Sponsor of the event, or to become a Table Patron of the Gala, please download the “Sponsorship Form” below.

Individual tickets for the Ice Show are available now for $24.50, $39.50 or $59.50 at Quicken Loans Arena Box Office, online at or by phone 888.894.9424.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please call the CARES Hotline at 216.445.2573.

Download the 2009 Gala Sponsorship Form.

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