Welcome to the official website for the
The Scott Hampton Foundation for Burkitt's Research
This site has been created to enable people to donate online and to provide information on events that have been organised in Scott Hampton's name.
Scott was a wonderful charismatic person - a whirlwind and sometimes chaotic life force that charged into his family, friends and strangers lives, leaving a profound legacy: a deep and lasting love, joy and laughter. Mischievous and a silly and naughty sense of humour - Scott always entertained - never a dull moment - and more often created chaos in his wake.
Scott touched many people's lives by his instinctive and sometimes prophetic understanding and helped many on to a better life. An ability to talk to anyone, Scott made wide and varied friends around the world - his great urge for discovery and adventure allowed him to cram more experiences than most into his 31 short years.
Scott's last 8 months of his life fighting and dealing every day with his rare and very aggressive Burkitt's Lymphoma cancer - took him on another journey: coming to terms with his own mortality which he dealt with great courage, dignity and wisdom. He became the man that would have lived.
An inspiration to us all.
Scott was a very talented sportsman - playing and coaching tennis, golf, football and cricket. Very competitive - he did not like to lose - his energy bursting with triumphant cheers or frustration in defeat. His other passions were scrabble and chess - winning scores were emailed around the world.
Trained as an actor at LAMDA, Scott had found the life he wanted living in America - New York became his city - the East Village his haven of activity: cycling from rehearsals or dashing to a coaching or tennis game, then, scrabble or chess with friends. He was the happiest person...
Then his life was dramatically curtailed - rushed to hospital April 12,2005 - diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma cancer - emergency life saving major surgery - transferred to the UK at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton.
Burkitt's Lymphoma Cancer is extremely aggressive and if not 'cured' with the CODOX/M/IVAC chemotherapy intensive 3 month protocol, there is not a proven backup cure. Scott's cancer returned 4 weeks into remission and he was told the only available course of protocols would 'arrest' the disease, not cure. His cancer returned each time after 2 further protocols. The last hope was a bone marrow transplant - a donor was found - but the last intensive chemo protocol destroyed Scott. A beautiful life taken away.
In his memory and respect of his quest for understanding the disease that racked his body, we are determined to create a Fellowship for specific research into Burkitt's. The Scott Hampton Foundation Fund website has been set up for this purpose. If you would like make a donation, please click here.