(CBS) Undoubtedly, the ESPYs carry a large degree of self-promotion for ESPN and absurdity in giving rich athletes and celebrities $23,000 gift bags, but it can also serve a grand stage to get powerful messages across.

And that’s exactly what ESPN anchor Stuart Scott did in Wednesday’s televised event, inspiring with an emotional speech that detailed his fight with cancer after he was awarded the Jimmy V Award.

Check out the video below. It could be one that resonates for years.

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer,” Scott said. “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

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