Rick Carone – Shut Down Cancer
If you are a sportsman, or woman, and keep the slightest eye on social media, you are most likely familiar with the name “Rick Carone”. He was drafted in 1994 by the Chicago White Sox and played four years professionally. He was introduced into the hunting industry in 2003 by the outdoor industry leader, Willie Robertson, where he mastered as Field Editor and Videographer for Buck Commander, which he continues to do today. Rick also served as V.P. of Sales for Hard Core Brands and Bone Collector in Ottawa, IL., where he was responsible for complex sales initiatives, mentoring, rep development, strategic account management and led the entire sales force in a significantly profitable direction.
As a father of two daughters, Karsyn (17) and Tyler (14), was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer in May of 2013. Rick was given a 15% chance of living past 1 year and less than a 5% chance of surviving past year 5. Rick refuses to let statistics rule his life and his fight against the disease has become so powerfully inspirational that the entire outdoor industry has come to the prayerful rescue of him.
Rick is a man of faith and fights his battle the same way he has modeled his life; with God, family and friends.
He travels throughout the country and speaks of this model to overcome just about anything thrown our way. He has spoken to several NCAA Division I athletic programs, High School athletic programs, National Charities, businesses and, most recently, at the New York City Marathon as part of Project Purple this past November 2, 2014.
Rick is a current hunter/athlete on Sheep Shape TV, Airing June 2015 on the Sportsman Channel.