Ring that bell! Dick Vitale announces on Twitter that he is cancer free

One of the biggest networks college basketball has ever seen received some really great news recently. Dick Vitale is cancer free!

ESPN’s Dick Vitale is celebrating some incredible news. The college basketball legend is celebrating the fact that he’s been told he’s officially cancer-free after battling the disease for the past seven months!

As ESPN reports, Vitale was able to “follow the end of his sixth course of chemotherapy by ringing a bell at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida.”

This moment has been a long time coming. Unfortunately, Vitale has been fighting cancer for some time. Doctors began treating him for a second form of cancer after he had previously been treated and had multiple procedures for a melanoma

But now, fortunately, Vitale is cancer-free.

And of course, Vitale looks absolutely delighted, as he should be. This is an incredible moment for him and his family. As he shared on Twitter, Vitale was inspired by Jim Valvano’s legendary “Don’t Give Up” speech.

“I was inspired daily by the famous words of my late buddy Jimmy V: ‘Don’t give up, never give up!'” Vitale wrote.

College basketball legend Dick Vitale is cancer free

And with this great news, the college basketball community is rallying around Vitale and celebrating this wonderful moment with him.

People all over Twitter shared their own experiences ringing along with Vitale.

And what does Vitale do after he rings? Well he’s back in college basketball! He’s already working on predicting things for the upcoming season.

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John Verrall

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