Archive for March 22nd, 2009|Daily archive page

Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts recently launched the Help a Hoosier initiative. It’s an impressive cause to help your neighbor, friend, co-worker get through the tough economic times. The campaign focuses on strengthening the community and empowering residents of Indiana to engage in random acts of kindness. The first initiative the team is assisting with is a canned food drive for a local food bank.

What a great way for a professional sports team to engage fans and the community to help fellow fans and neighbors. I encourage you to watch this video and visit the website.

Video –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBOX7ILKUt0

Website – http://www.colts.com/help

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Mario Lemieux

Mario Lemieux started his foudation, The Mario Lemieux Foundation in 1993 before his diagnosis with Hodkin’s disease. His Foundation focuses on helping hospitals in Pittsburgh, including the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Since ’93, Lemieux has made donations in the millions to organizations in the healthcare fields.

On the website for the Foundation (www.mariolemieux.org), Lemieux states that the ultimate goal is to find a cure for cancer. With his focus and dedication to cancer research, hopefully we are closer to reaching that goal everyday. 

This story was brought to my attention through the Penguins website and Lemieux’s work with the  Make-A-Wish Foundation. He granted the wish of a young hockey fan and cancer survivor earlier this week – http://penguins.nhl.tv/team/console.jsp?catid=19&id=37095. 

It’s refreshing to see athletes like Mario Lemieux so dedicated to a cause and willing to grant wishes of young fans.