As RBR+TVBR reported on July 30, former Beasley Media Group VP of Corporate Sales Bob McCurdy lost his battle with cancer — a fight that saw legal action for alleged medical malpractice, contributing to his death.
Now, friends of McCurdy are organizing a memorial event.
The goal is the creation of a new rehabilitation basketball facility built in McCurdy’s name.
This would be located in Norwalk, Conn., where the former Beasley executive lived.
It is also where he received what is reportedly faulty treatment for cancer, which was revealed in mid-May, following his April “retirement” announcement.
Three months ago, McCurdy and his wife filed a lawsuit against the Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Conn.; Western Connecticut Health Network; and a physician who are accused of giving McCurdy 25% of the prescribed dose of an essential chemotherapy drug.
In addition his long career in radio, which began in sales at WLEE-AM in Richmond in 1976, McCurdy was a star college basketball player for the University of Richmond Spiders, from 1973-1975. In fact, he was an All American and the nation’s leading scorer during his senior season of 1974-1975, averaging 32.9 points per game.
As such, McCurty was a big supporter of an organization called Full Court Peace. Its mission is to “build unity and community through basketball” in Connecticut.
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