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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eunice Kennedy Shriver 1921 - 2009

Special Olympics announced early this morning that its founder, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, passed away in Massachusetts, surrounded by her family. Special Olympics, founded by Shriver in 1968, provides people with intellectual disabilities continuing opportunities to realize their potential, develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage and experience joy and friendship.

Timothy Shriver, Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s son, and Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics stated on the organizations’ website: “My family and I would be proud and honored if you would take some time to learn more about her life, share your own remembrances about her, and read the remembrances of others at a website that was recently established to honor her legacy, www.eunicekennedyshriver.org. In the spirit of her hope that everyone would share in the power of Special Olympics, I hope you'll not only read and contribute to the site, but share it with friends.”

Charity Navigator evaluates the national Special Olympics, as well as many of the local chapters, which you can find by clicking here. If so inclined, donations can be made to the Special Olympics in honor of Eunice Kennedy Shriver via our site.

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1 comment:

Linda Gibbs said...

Sorry for the lost of Mrs.Eunice. What an AWESOME Woman!. She will never be forgotten. Thank God for blessing us with Mrs. Eunice.

L Gibbs
Kansas City, MO