Dick Vitale

Dick Vitale: prime-time player for pediatric cancer research

Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research.

"It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said.

"I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares to what I feel in my heart that this is all about," Vitale added. "This is about lives. This is about people. ... If we had more dollars, we could be saving so many kids."

Since 2006, the annual Dick Vitale Gala in Sarasota, Florida, has raised more than $21 million for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a charitable organization named for the late North Carolina...