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.

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  1. educlaytion on

    You had me at Mario Lemieux…


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