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Vitale's Second Career: Hero

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You know, when Jim Valvano died and everyone in his world swore to fight cancer, we figured it would be a passing thing, and for many people it was.  But for Dick Vitale, it has become a consuming passion.

Like everyone we suspect, we have fun with Vitale once in awhile.  But Andy Staples is right:  the man has thrown himself into the fight and has never stopped.  And anyone who raises $100 million is busting his butt.  So yes, Dickie V, an easy man to lampoon or even ridicule has in this way risen to nobility and become, without question, a heroic figure.

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