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Ring that bell! Dick Vitale announces he is cancer-free in celebratory tweet

One of the greatest broadcasters college basketball has ever seen recently received some truly great news. Dick Vitale is cancer-free!

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

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

This moment has been a long time coming. Vitale has unfortunately been battling cancer for a while now. Doctors began treating him for a second form of cancer after he previously was treated and went through multiple procedures for melanoma

But now, thankfully, Vitale is cancer-free.

And of course, Vitale looks absolutely thrilled, 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 iconic “Don’t Give Up” speech.

“I was inspired daily by the famous words of my late buddy Jimmy V “Don’t Give up DON’T EVER GIVE UP!” Vitale wrote.

College basketball broadcasting legend Dick Vitale is cancer-free

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

Folks all over Twitter shared their own experiences of ringing the bell right along with Vitale.

And what is Vitale up to after ringing the bell? Well, he’s back to college basketball! He’s already working on predicting things for the upcoming season.

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