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Johnson & Johnson and NBC Olympics Partner to Share the Stories of U.S. Olympic Hopefuls and Their Journeys to Beijing With The Family Room
Date:3/3/2008

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the 100 meters in Athens, she was thankful that her father was both

physically and financially able to make the trip. After years of

battling leukemia and kidney failure, her father David, who had driven

her from track to track as a child, was healthy enough to travel to

Greece and was able to watch her run on the world stage because of the

generosity of an anonymous donor-turned-friend that made his trip to

Athens possible. Lauryn now focuses on the goal of winning Olympic gold

while continuing to deal with her father's illness.

"As a partner of the Olympic Movement, Johnson & Johnson is proud to deliver a unique perspective on the excitement and emotion that make up an athlete's journey to the Olympic Games," said Owen Rankin, Vice President, Corporate Equity and Olympic Sponsorship, Johnson & Johnson. "We understand that behind every Olympian who competes in Beijing there is a caring family that helped get him or her there. We're proud to celebrate that through The Family Room."

"At the Olympics, we are storytellers, first and foremost. Our top priority is to introduce our viewers to the compelling stories of Olympic athletes and their path to the Games," said David Neal, Executive Producer, NBC Sports. "We're delighted to have this opportunity to showcase the journeys of this terrific group of athletes as they prepare for Beijing, and to highlight the family dynamic that makes each of their stories unique. The Family Room project will create a strong connection for our viewers with these athletes leading up to the Beijing Olympics."

The Family Room will be supported by brands from the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies: BAND-AID(R) Brand Adhesive Bandages, NEOSPORIN(R), LISTERINE(R), NEUTROGENA(R), TYLENOL(R) and ZYRTEC(R).

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