CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary skater and cancer survivor Scott Hamilton and National Sportscaster and Sportswriters Hall of Famer Verne Lundquist host Kaleidoscope On Ice presented by Carolinas HealthCare System's Levine Cancer Institute, a skating and song spectacular celebrating cancer survivorship, Sunday, Nov. 25, (5:00-6:00 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The star-studded event, features 2010 Olympic champion and gold medalist Evan Lysacek, Olympic silver medalist Nancy Kerrigan, Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, four-time world champion Kurt Browning and Olympic silver medalist Paul Wylie. Country music chart-topper and actress Jana Kramer, the iconic Kool and the Gang and Grand Ole Opry member Craig Morgan add to the celebration.
Olympic champions Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber also make a special guest appearance and headline a Psy-inspired Gangnam-style tribute spotlighting Levine Cancer Institute's Research and Administrative Headquarters and taking viewers on an uplifting and madcap ride during the broadcast. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dGef0YW_jk )
The broadcast's performances include Evan Lysacek, the most consistent and decorated U.S. male skater of the past decade, kicking off the holiday season with his performance to the "Nutcracker Suite," Nancy Kerrigan skating to Jana Kramer's "Why Ya Wanna," and Sasha Cohen's lighthearted take on Kool and the Gang's "Ladies Night." Paul Wylie, whose parents are both cancer survivors, skates to Craig Morgan's "Being Alive and Livin'" and Kurt Browning, who lost both his parents to cancer, offers his fun interpretation of Kool and the Gang's "Jungle Boogie" and also performs his iconic tribute to "Singing in the Rain." Rounding out the show, all of the skaters join Kool and the Gang for a rousing performance of "Celebration."
Now in its fourth year, the Kaleidoscope mission is to provide America's 12 million+ cancer survivors and their caregivers with inspiration, information and resources to help them thrive, live life to its fullest and feel empowered as they navigate their journey of survivorship.
Kaleidoscope has created a digital community to expand beyond national broadcast, to keep the survivor community connected throughout the year. Viewers can join Kaleidoscope on Facebook (www.facebook.com/CancerSuperstar) and Twitter (@CancerSuperstar) to celebrate a survivor in their life or share inspiration with others about their own journey as a cancer survivor.
Kaleidoscope is made possible by a collaboration with the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) whose mission is to advocate for quality cancer care for all people touched by cancer and provide tools that empower people to advocate for themselves.
Viewers can log on to www.kaleidoscope.org to learn more about NCCS and access survivor resources and information. The online clinical cancer information resource for Kaleidoscope is www.Cancer.net, the patient education resource of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
The creator and producer of Kaleidoscope, Edge Health (www.edgehealth.com), a health care marketing company that uses entertainment platforms to communicate key health and wellness information in a way that is simple and easy to understand. Through national programs such as Kaleidoscope, Edge Health hopes to inform, inspire and entertain. Together with its partners, Edge Health endeavors to make the toughest of journeys that much easier, one step at a time.
Kaleidoscope is presented nationally by Levine Cancer Institute. Levine Cancer Institute (www.levinecancerinstitute.org) is changing the course of cancer care by removing the barriers that separate patients from access to world-class research and breakthrough treatments. Through the latest advances in technology and by building upon Carolinas HealthCare System's strong network of affiliated hospitals and providers, the Institute is able to deliver innovative, value-driven protocols when they are needed most – so where a patient lives will not determine how they fight cancer. Kaleidoscope also sponsored by Belk (http://www.belk.com), the nation's largest privately owned mainline department store company with 301 Belk stores located in 16 Southern states. It's also made possible by generous support from Bristol Myers Squibb and Oreck.
SOURCE Edge Health