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Raise money for children by running

I am a very passionate runner myself so it gives me great pleasure to present to you a unique fund raising event. By running this year’s New York City Half-Marathon on August 16th you could also help Fresh Air Fund for children. Since 1877, The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences in the country to more than 1.7 million New York City children from disadvantaged communities. During the last year’s run they raised more than $125,000 which went directly to their free programs.

You can help out either by running for Fresh Air Fund-Racers team or hosting children in your home. Find out more at The Fresh Air Fund web site and go out and do something good for yourself and others.


Olympics and Medicine

Here are some interesting “medical” stories from Beijing Olympic Games which are now officially closed.

Leukemia Survivor Wins Marathon Swim

Maarten van der Weijden Maarten van der Weijden, who was given only a slim chance of survival after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2001, wins a gold medal in Olympic men’s 10-kilometer open water marathon.

US Olympian fighting testicular cancer

Eric ShanteauEric Shanteau, breaststroker from Georgia, was diagnosed with testicular cancer a week before Olympic Trials. He decided to put his surgery on hold to make his dream of a Games debut come true, with his doctor’s approval.

Science No Help in Olympic Gymnastics Age Controversy

He Kexin How old is He Kexin, a Chinese gymnast and the 2008 Olympic champion on the uneven bars. If science cannot help, can hackers?

Referees Prefer Athletes in Red

martina zubcicStudy finds….athletes who started out in blue were awarded more points when they later appeared in red, and those who started out in red received fewer points when in blue…..

What the Heck is Kinesio Tape and Why is Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Wearing It?

kerri walshIf you watched Olympics at all than you have probably seen those strange tapes on many athletes.

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