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Special Olympics Minnesota Athletes Take Part in Free Vision Screening at Lions Club International Annual Convention

MINNEAPOLIS, July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 45 Special Olympics Minnesota athletes with intellectual disabilities will take part in a special vision screening as part of a demonstration at the Lions Club International convention being held this week in Minneapolis. Worldwide Spe...

Last Day of Special Olympics Minnesota's 2009 Summer Games

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar to visit Healthy Athletes Village and hand out awards MINNEAPOLIS, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today is the last day to catch Summer Games action at the University of Minnesota ! U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar will visit Healthy Athletes Village today from 9:30-...

Special Olympics Minnesota's 2009 Summer Games Continue

Former Minnesota Vikings to visit Olympic Town MINNEAPOLIS, June 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Track and field events continue today at the University of Minnesota's Bierman Athletics Complex (corner of 15th Avenue SE and 5th Street SE) from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Between competitions, athle...

2009 Special Olympics Minnesota Summer Games

More than 1,100 athletes to compete June 18-20 at the University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, June 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 1,100 Special Olympics athletes from across Minnesota will compete at the 2009 Summer Games June 18-20. One of five state Special Olympics Minnesota competi...

Be a Fan of Special Olympics Georgia athletes and join the Spread the Word to End the Word campaign

ATLANTA, March 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Georgia announced a new youth-lead effort - Spread the Word to End the Word - 3.31.09, encouraging people to pledge to stop using the derogatory word "retard." Tuesday, March 31 will be devoted to educating and raising awarene...

Special Olympics Issues Report on the Impact of Special Olympics Healthy Athletes Initiative to show Need for Reauthorization of the Special Olympics Sport and Empowerment Act of 2004

BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report released Wednesday, February 11, 2009 by Special Olympics found that based on their reported level of physical activity, Special Olympics athletes are more physically active than members of the general population in the United States. U...

Wesley Mosley Selected to Participate in Global Youth Activation Summit During the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games

130 Youth Leaders to Meet in Boise, Idaho, Feb. 7-13 to Promote Acceptance and Understanding of People with Intellectual Disabilities Around the World ATLANTA, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wesley Mosley from Tucker, Ga. was selected from among hundreds of applicants from around the wor...

Special Olympics Minnesota Launches Project UNIFY to Energize Youth

Special Olympics Minnesota receives $20,000 to support local programs as part of a nationwide Special Olympics initiative MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics Minnesota recently received $20,000 in funding to support Project UNIFY as part of Special Olympic...

'Be A Fan' of Special Olympics Throughout January

ATLANTA, Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Publix, Procter & Gamble, and Special Olympics have partnered together for 29 years to help people with intellectual disabilities achieve their dreams. Now they're offering you two easy ways to "Be a fan" of Special Olympics. 1. Support Sp...

Americans Attending Beijing Olympics Should Plan Ahead for Medical Emergencies

RADNOR, Pa., July 31 /PRNewswire/ -- As tens of thousands of Americans prepare to attend the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing, China, the prospect of unexpected injury or illness -- and how to deal with it -- is in the minds of many. "Finding adequate, appropriate medical care in foreign la...

2008 NAC Kids Olympics Celebrates the Achievements and Persevering Spirits of Hundreds of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Riverbank State Park

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 21, 2008, New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a New York City-based child welfare agency exclusively serving children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, will hold its 3rd Annual NAC Kids Olympics at Riverbank State Park in Upper Manhat...

Linkwell Corporation Begins Training and Licensing Beijing Olympics Disinfection Teams

SHANGHAI, China, May 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Linkwell Corporation (Linkwell) (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLL), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of healthcare related disinfectants in China, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Shanghai LiKang Disinfection Hi-...

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

Weekly Webisodes Produced by NBC Available on http://iVillage.com/familyroom Program Showcases Eight U.S. Hopefuls Including the Hamm Brothers, Chellsie Memmel and Lauryn Williams; Viewers Introduced to Families Behind Athletes' Olym...

Global Leaders Converge for Special Olympics Global Policy Summit

Government, Health, NGOs, Sports, Academic, and Business Leaders Issue a Call to Action to Improve the Well-being of Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders across government, health, non-governm...

Special Olympics 'Special Spirit in China Award Of Excellence' Presented to Dedicated Friends of Special Olympics and City of Shanghai

SHANGHAI, China, Oct. 5 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- In a star-studded event at the Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Special Olympics honored twelve extraordinary individuals and the city of Shanghai for the "special" contributions they have made and continue to make to promote and raise awareness of ...

Respiratory illnesses and dog bites a concern for travelers to China for 2008 Olympics

As 600,000 visitors and athletes gear up to travel to China for the 2008 Olympic Games, travelers should be most concerned about respiratory illnesses and dog bites, according to report by an Emory University travelers' health expert, her colleagues at the Centers for Disease Control and Preventio...

Successful Back Surgery Propels Olympic Weightlifting Hopeful Melanie Roach to Realize Her Dreams Of Participating in the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Minimally invasive procedure performed by Dr. Robert S. Bray, Jr. of D.I.S.C. Spine and Sports Center ATLANTA, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Weightlifter Melanie Roach is living her dream after successfully qualifying for the 2008 Olympics Saturday in Atlanta thanks to Dr. Robert...

Linkwell Corporation Selected to Train and License all Disinfectant and Pest Control Professionals in China and for the Beijing Olympics

SHANGHAI, China, April 11 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Linkwell Corporation (Linkwell) (OTC Bulletin Board: LWLL), a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of healthcare related disinfectants in China, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary Shanghai LiKang Disinfection H...

Oscar Pistorius Aims to Compete on Level Playing Field at 2008 Beijing Olympics

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius files appeal challenging International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF); seeks qualification at sanctioned events LONDON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Oscar Pistorius -- a double amputee athlete from South Africa who competes in ...

The Well Life Center in Mesa Continues 'The 10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Lecture'. Proceeds Benefit The Arizona Special Olympics

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Well Life Center in Mesa, Arizona, a leader in adult and children's wellness and healthcare education, announces the continuation of its "10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Workshop" on Tuesday October 23rd. Donations benefit The Arizona Special O...

The Well Life Center in Mesa Unveils 'The 10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Lecture'. Proceeds Benefit The Arizona Special Olympics

MESA, Ariz., Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Well Life Center in Mesa, Arizona, a leader in adult and children's wellness and healthcare education, announces the launch of its "10 Healing Secrets to Health & Longevity Workshop" on Tuesday October 9th. Donations benefit The Arizona Special Olympics....

China Launches Food Safety Checks in Run-up to Olympics

China is launching a food safety monitoring system next month at test events for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the official Xinhua news agency reported Friday. The system, to be launched on August 8, will monitor 10 categories including production, processing, sale and cooking, and daily repo...

Double Amputee Finishes Last, but Still Looks Forward to Beijing Olympics

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius finished last on a rain-soaked track at the British Grand Prix race, held in Sheffield on Sunday night . He runs with carbon fibre blades attached to both legs below the knees. To add to his discomfiture, he was also disqualified for having run o...

China Bans Smoking at Olympics

China will risk the wrath of the country's 350 million smokers today by declaring the site of the Beijing Olympics a smoke-free zone . "It will be applied in all Olympic venues and restaurants," The Telegraph quoted Zhang Jianshu, a city spokesman, as saying. A sign of the passions ...

Clearing the Air for 2008 Beijing Olympics

As a preparation for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and to provide the best for the athletes, the first step is to ensure they breathe good air//, and thus remain healthy. The U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory has been exploring this option with leading institutions, including the...

Beijing Adequately Prepares for Potential Health Eventualities During Olympics

In preparation for the Olympics next year, Beijing has reserved many hospital beds for emergency use to save the day in the event of an infectious// outbreak. Beijing has planned to keep at least 6,350 beds and 144 hospitals ready by August 2008, to combat highly infectious diseases like bird...

Sports Doctors too few for 2012 Olympics

Medics state that there are insufficient doctors specializing in sports medicine today to meet the level of demand of the 2012 Olympics// that is to be hosted by UK. Presently physicians are calling on primary care trusts to recruit one specialist each, for the treatment of treat sports injuries...

Fox 11 News Anchor Christine Devine to Co-Host 2nd Annual "An Evening for Autism" Event

...rograms with 10 classrooms throughout Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. In 2008, the district formed a softball league, T-ball league and track and field olympics for all of the preschools to assist those special needs students in adapting to social environments, sports and physical development. About Tomm...

PureSport Athletes Phelps and Liukin Named Athletes of the Year at 2009 ESPY Awards

...at all. "There's a reason Michael and Nastia chose to train for the Beijing olympics with PureSport and there's a reason why they had the best athletic performa...e drinks. Launched in July 2008, PureSport took center stage at the Beijing olympics thanks to Olympians Michael Phelps, Brendan Hansen, Aaron Peirsol and Nasti...

Schwarzenegger Administration Sued for Allowing Health Insurance Companies to Deny Autism Care

...tchdog and author of the landmark insurance reform initiative Proposition 103. "Governor Schwarzenegger, a longtime and vocal supporter of the Special olympics and developmentally disabled children, will now have to explain in court why his administration is allowing health insurers to evade state mental heal...

Teacher and Profession Leader, William A. Grana, MD, MPH, Inducted into Sports Medicine Hall of Fame

...aff in Houston, Texas, head physician for the U.S. team at the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, IN., and the USOC's medical staff for the 1988 olympics in Seoul, South Korea. He has served on numerous boards and committees for the AOSSM, the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the ...

ACL Repair Creator William G. Clancy, Jr., MD Inducted into AOSSM Hall of Fame

...ld. His other sports medicine accomplishments include service as team orthopaedist for the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S.A. Hockey Team at the 1980 olympics at Lake Placid and the U.S. Ski Team Nordic at the Olympic Games in 1984 in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia; head team physician for the U.S.A. Hockey Team at th...

American Dental Hygienists' Association and Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. Announce Honorees of HYGIENIST HERO(R) Recognition Program

...heir communities. A few of the many accomplishments recognized through this program include: The creation of an international Special olympics Special Smiles program through which a team of nearly 300 volunteers from around the world screened and treated athletes at the first-ever "Miles for ...

The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports Announces 2009 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

...Productions, Inc., has used her auspicious career to teach people of all ages to swim and dive. Dr. Perkins-Carpenter was a diving coach for the 1976 olympics and has also coached men's and women's diving at both the high school and college levels. She started Senior Fitness, Inc., Perkins Swim Club, Inc., ...

Media Alert: July 10, Run Miles for Special Smiles

... 6 a.m. ET Why: To raise awareness and proceeds to benefit Special olympics Special Smiles(R) (SOSS), a program in which the AGD Foundation partners with the Special olympics to identify general dentists who will provide dental care at events and in-...

Video: CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Awards $4.2 Million in Grants Benefiting Children with Disabilities, Uninsured

...& Welfare, Santa Ana Mychal's Learning Place, Hawthorne Special olympics Southern California, Long Beach Speech and Language Development Center,... Rhode Island Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Providence Special olympics Rhode Island, Warwick Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island, Provi...

Lotus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Reports Strong 2008 Financial Results

...ores was primarily attributable to the slowdown in economic growth and to reduced local traffic resulting from restricted city traffic during the 2008 olympics held in Beijing. Lotus believes retail revenues will increase in 2009 as it increases its efforts to expand its OTC drugs sales channels to include ot...

HomeSwimmer, Ltd. Signs Olympic Medalist Josh Davis

...ms of the agreement were not released. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090409/CL96285 ) Josh Davis, who returned to the olympics in Sydney in 2000 where he was elected Captain of the USA Men's swim Team, made history by becoming the only man in any sport from any nation at the A...

Recovered Lyme Disease and US Track and Field Athlete Attends Movie Premiere of LymeLife

...als to her his personal real life inspiration for the movie. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 8, 2009 -- She missed the 2008 olympics due to a chronic, late diagnosed tick bite, which gave her Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease, but that isn't stopping this athlete. Perry ...

Safeway Slated to Top $100 Million Contribution Mark to Easter Seals and Families Living with Autism and Other Disabilities with Launch of Fundraising Campaign

...09 -- Today, executives from Safeway (NYSE:SWY), Easter Seals and Special olympics launched the grocery retailer's annual fundraising campaign for people wi... largest non-profit provider of autism and disability services, and Special olympics at checkout. The annual campaign coincides with Autism Awareness Month and ...
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