Navigation Links
Olympic Gold Medalist Inspires Cancer Patients Through Blog
Date:8/18/2008

High Jump Legend Shares Beijing, Olympic Experiences Through Eyes of Cancer

Patient

BEIJING, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dick Fosbury, gold medalist from the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and innovator of the high jump technique dubbed the "Fosbury Flop," which revolutionized the sport and is now considered its standard, was stricken by cancer lymphoma in March. After undergoing surgery, radiation and chemotherapy treatment at the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, the State of New Mexico's Official Cancer Center based on the UNM campus in Albuquerque, NM, Fosbury is currently attending the 2008 Olympics Games in Beijing to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the "Fosbury Flop" and inspire cancer patients throughout the world.

Fosbury, along with help from his wife Robin Tomasi, is writing a blog based on his experiences as a cancer patient at the Beijing Olympics. "I hope to inspire and motivate cancer patients by sharing the unique experiences, joys and challenges I'm having at the 2008 Olympic Games through the eyes of a former Olympian and cancer patient. I understand the issues they are facing and want to let them know that we are fighting the disease together," said Fosbury. "With the high jump finals on Tuesday, I have a lot to write about and share with my fellow patients and survivors at the UNM Cancer Center and around the world."

"We have received a tremendous response to Dick's blog and the cancer patients are really enjoying it," said Dr. Cheryl Willman, director and chief executive officer of the UNM Cancer Center. "His experiences at the Beijing Olympics are really striking a chord with cancer patients, cancer survivors and their families. Dick's honesty, openness and sincerity is inspiring hope and understanding in cancer patients from around the world."

Fosbury is currently the president of the World Olympians Association, an alumni group of former Olympic athletes, and a civil engineer in Ketchum, Idaho.

The University of New Mexico Cancer Center is one of the nation's 63 premier National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Centers, with the largest team of cancer specialists and researchers in the state.

Fosbury's blog can be found at http://www.cancer.unm.edu.


'/>"/>
SOURCE UNM Cancer Center
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. The Well Life Center in Mesa Unveils The 10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Lecture. Proceeds Benefit The Arizona Special Olympics
2. Marian Jones Should Return Olympic Medals, Says Ex-White House Drug Spokesman Bob Weiner
3. Special Olympics Special Spirit in China Award Of Excellence Presented to Dedicated Friends of Special Olympics and City of Shanghai
4. Global Leaders Converge for Special Olympics Global Policy Summit
5. Olympic Gold Medalist Marion Jones-Thompson Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements in Two Separate Federal Criminal Investigations
6. Six Olympic Legends Battling Chronic Diseases Lead Revolution in Advancing Pharmacy Care as Medco Launches the Tour of Champions
7. The Well Life Center in Mesa Continues The 10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Lecture. Proceeds Benefit The Arizona Special Olympics
8. Oscar Pistorius Aims to Compete on Level Playing Field at 2008 Beijing Olympics
9. Linkwell Corporations Skin Disinfectant Product Chosen for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
10. Johnson & Johnson and NBC Olympics Partner to Share the Stories of U.S. Olympic Hopefuls and Their Journeys to Beijing With The Family Room
11. U.S. Soccer Team Putting Vision in Focus for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2017)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... today announced the appointment of Mike Finnegan to the position of Executive Vice ... years of experience in healthcare technology, telehealth and medical device sales leadership. He ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... ... The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the Better Care Reconciliation Act ... Affordable Care Act (ACA), would result in 22 million Americans losing their health insurance ... than 20 million Americans have gained health insurance under the ACA, and from 2013 ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... and personal financial planning services to residents of southern New Hampshire, is teaming ... that promises to fight hunger and homelessness in the region. , New Horizons ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Hammer Strength, the world’s leading performance strength training brand, and ... Houston Rockets the NBSCA Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year. , In ... vote to select the coach who embodies the highest level of excellence and outstanding ...
(Date:6/26/2017)... ... June 26, 2017 , ... Torrance dentist, Dr. Robert Mondavi ... of the most noticeable aspects of a person’s appearance. A healthy, radiant smile can ... with beautiful, balanced teeth, everyone can have the smile of their dreams with cosmetic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/16/2017)... Corp. is voluntarily performing a worldwide field correction of certain Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps ... ... CS100i IABP ... 0998-UC-0446HXX; 0998-UC-0479HXX 0998-00-3013-XX;  0998-UC-3013-XX 0998-00-3023-XX;  0998-UC-3023-XX ... This field correction also applies to any System 98 or ...
(Date:6/14/2017)... N.C. , June 14, 2017  In 2016, ... Creative Startups pitch competition and came away ... reality platform is described by Forbes as "entering the ... American Medical Association as teaching "empathy to medical professionals ... the startup was recently named a finalist for the ...
(Date:6/10/2017)... , June 9, 2017  Shane K. Burchfield, DPM, is ... for excellence as a Podiatrist in Alabama . ... at Family First Foot Care. He brings over 20 years of ... pain management and healthcare, to his role. ... Foot Care, PC is pleased to welcome you to ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: