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Dick Nourse Moment: His Fight Against Cancer

Dick Nourse Moment: His Fight Against Cancer



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(KSL News) Before Dick Nourse retires at the end of the month, we are bidding him a bittersweet farewell. Tonight we take a look back to 1980, when he learned he had cancer, non-hodgkins lyphoma.

Co-anchor at the time, Shelley Thomas, interviewed Dick just after he went home, following three weeks in the hospital and his first chemotherapy treatment.

Dick Nourse Moment: His Fight Against Cancer

Thomas asked, "What are you feeling right now, after what you've been through so far? What's going through your mind?"

Dick replied, "I think you realize the importance of life more than anything, because it's scary, you know, when somebody says you have cancer. And I'm 40 years old, I just turned 40, I've still got a lot of things I want to do. I think I just kind of sit back, I'm still sitting back, kind of evaluating my life. I've got to lick this and I will. I can see me now out waging the cancer battle for other people."

And wage the cancer battle for other people he has. For 27 years he's thrown his heart and soul into the fight for a cure for cancer. He's cheered up hundreds of people who've called when they learned they had cancer. He even wore his little yellow running shorts on the newscast the night of one cancer run.

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