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Tour To Enable

When Lucas and Ben started Tour to Enable two years ago, they had no idea how to ride a motorcycle ...

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Amelia Earhart

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”

Gloria Steinem

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Neeta Pai

Her Difficult Experience with HHT Inspired Neeta to Raise Awareness of the Rare Disease

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Mae Jemison

“Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”

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Jeff Karas

Honoring a Best Friend’s Life with a Crazy Adventure

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Kristine Olli

Running is Better than any Antidepressant

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Medical Research

Debbie & Matthew Miles

A Bar Mitzvah Prayer for a Healthy Family

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Holly Boyce

Saying Thank You to Cancer

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Pablo Picasso

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

Education

Evie Stevens

Changing the World One Bicycle At A Time

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Rosa Parks

“I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”

Recreation & Sports

“Sports change your life by helping you become happier, more optimistic and more confident. You don’t feel weak anymore.”

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

“My father fought a courageous battle with brain cancer for 18 months. On October 13, 2015, he lost that battle. He was only 56. I dedicate ...

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Monica and Sam McDivitt

Changing Lives with a Surfboard and Salt Water

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Health Care

“I’ve always wanted to give back just didn’t know how to. Now, through photography, I’ll be able to encourage people to help ...

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Thomas Jefferson

“If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done.”

Health Care

“Her strength, laugh, and passion will get me through every stride.”

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

“When I am out running and I just want to quit, I remember the many who wish that they could just take one more step.”

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Youth Development

Don Kieffer

Broken Bike Chains Teach Perseverance

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Tommy Douglas

“Courage, my friends; 'tis not too late to build a better world.”

Medical Research

“I dedicate my workouts to my wife everyday – I do because she can’t. Every breath, every step, every mile, every pushup, pull-up, ...

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Arts, Culture and Humanities

Jennifer Williams

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“My miniature schnauzer, Frankie, has filled a void with love during some of the most emotionally and spiritually challenging moments in my ...

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Medical Research

“Never in the history of spinal cord injury research have the prospects of finding a cure for paralysis been better.”

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Greg Ducker

A Veteran Helping Veterans get Back on their Feet

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Julie Maddock

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Jim Watkins

“A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but because of its persistence.”

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

Roy Jimenez

It’s Not About the Glory. It’s About Doing the Right Thing.

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Jackie Joyner Kersee

“Age is no barrier. It's a limitation you put on your mind.”

Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

“My sister has Down syndrome and she is the embodiment of what is beautiful in this world. I just want my sister and all people with disabilities to ...

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Human Services

Ben Keaty

Ben Keaty tells Cancer to “Kiss It”

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Brian and Landon King

Brian and Landon Spartan Up to Thank Wounded Warriors

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Vince Lombardi

“"It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."”

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Kelly McCall

A Bike for Every Phase of Life

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Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Marissa Hockenberry

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Jonathan Guffain

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Human Services

Mickelle Schnieder

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Trina Roldan

Run to Cope. Run to Celebrate. Run to Honor.

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Maggie Akers

Maggie Akers Will “Go Big” to Honor her Father

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Dara Giovinazzo

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Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Sandra Henao

Snap Out of It: Do Something Meaningful

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Gail Devers

“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication.”

Recreation & Sports

Clara and Dana Gillis

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Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Seferiana Day

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Camille Carter

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

The Globetrotter Kids

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Marlene Davenport

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Education

Cari Fonseca

Turning a Tragedy Into a Lesson

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Harsha Grunes

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Beth Darmstadter

What Does it Take to Be an Iron Woman?

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Colleen Sweeney

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Brian Hacker

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Rebecca Harvey

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Public Safety, Disaster Preparedness & Relief

Farallon Swim

Shark Attacks? Hypothermia? 5 British Swimmers Brave the Unthinkable

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Audrey Hepburn

“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says, 'I'm possible.'”

Medical Research

Catherine Gray

Would you Give your Kidney to a Co-worker?

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Sylvia Rivers

Fighting the Stigma of Addiction

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Colin Bennett

Internalizing Honor: Colin Bennett’s Dedication to Other Veterans

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

“It’s a way to let them know that they’re running for their grandpa and making a difference.”

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Martin Luther King Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

Medical Research

Ben Posey

Running to Find the Cure We Know is Out There

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Kenny Chen

One Man’s Mission to Help in Haiti

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

“I remember my sister Brenna calling me and saying, ‘We finally have a diagnosis’!” Trina said, “A wave of relief and calm swept over me ...

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Michael Tiggeman

Prancercising for the Love of Pit Bulls Around the Country

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Science & Technology

Freescale Foundation

Inspiring Local Students, One Robot at a Time

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Mason Wheeless

Two Men, Three Countries, Just the Beginning for the Goodwill Globetrotters

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Bob Parsons

“When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think.”

Housing & Shelter

Chris Mikosh

Running 100 Kilometers in 17 hours for Children Living in Poverty

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Education

Anjelica Garcia

Filling an Empty Library with 2,500 Books

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Medical Research

Ed Morris

One Man’s Fight Fueled By His Nephews Diagnosis

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Recreation & Sports

Marathon Kids

They Ran for a Year to Add Many More to Their Lives

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Muhammad Ali

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”

Youth Development

Los Toros – 100K Team

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Anne Frank

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

Animal Related

Emily Escobedo

Running for Her Furry Friends

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Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines

Texas THON

Dancing 12 Hours Straight for a Miracle

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Environment

Sherry Lyons

Can’t Stop Me Now: Addicted to Giving Back

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Health Care

“I started thinking about the time I spend with my children. Are we making quality memories they will cherish? Do I appreciate that they are in my ...

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Health Care

Jordan Cooper

Fulfilling a Life Long Dream for a Cause Close to her Heart

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Florence Nightingale

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.”

Health Care

Sage and Savannah Searle

Young Twins Helping to Find a Cure for Cancer

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Youth Development

Run Free Texas

Juveniles Running Free in Texas

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Animal Related

Tim – Blue Dog Rescue

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Health Care

“Our new R word is RESPECT because everyone deserves it. These children are human beings and deserve the respect that you demand for ...

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Charles Dickens

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others. ”

Health Care

“I couldn’t come to terms with the fact that my friend—a vibrant, healthy, strong, young woman—was facing a battle with breast cancer ...

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Health Care

Trina Nation

Rock ’n’ Rolling in the Alaskan wilderness

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Health Care

Abby Donelson

Just the Beginning: A Finish Line, a Tragic Loss, and 5k Race to Save Depressed Teens

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Health Care

“Though overwhelmed by the challenge, I knew I had to impact the future of pediatric brainstem research. How many more decades will pass before ...

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Health Care

Lexie Boor

A Team Bound Together by a Race Against MS

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Steve Jobs

“The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.”

Youth Development

Gabrielle Sanders

Taking a Co-worker's Challenge To Heart

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Public & Social Benefit

Luis Perez

Running in Honor of his Daughter and Women Everywhere

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Youth Development

“Remembering the pure joy in faces of all the children – that was enough for us to know how very important it is to keep giving back. We can’t ...

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Youth Development

“Deciding to do something that big just to benefit me seemed like a waste. I wanted to share it with other people.”

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Health Care

Hannah Wortz & Erika Gallagher

7,820 miles run. 10,000 dollars raised. Lives changed in Minnesota and Uganda

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Housing & Shelter

Demetria Boyd

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Gabi Schulte

Gabi was in Need of Motivation and That's Exactly What She Found

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Unknown

“The other riders knew we weren’t part of their group, but as soon as they heard our story, their first question was: how can we help?”

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Health Care

Kristen Palermo

A rockin’ reason to run: MS struck this woman’s family and became her motivation

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J.R.R. Tolkien

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”

Health Care

“I raise money to give back—not just to charities, but to the running community. Running has given me so much, so I want to do my part to get ...

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Health Care

“I wanted to prove to others that people with mental illnesses are still capable of extraordinary feats. It’s important for me to educate others ...

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Health Care

Jeena Shrestha

12 Inches of Hair Cut and $1,000 Raised Was Just the Beginning

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Health Care

Sage and Savannah Searle

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Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Chris Clinton

The Ice Bucket Challenge Has Nothing On Chris Clinton

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Housing & Shelter

Demetria Boyd

Woman Gives Thanks To Marian House For The Drug-Free Memories And A Place To Call Home

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Tour to Enable

Unprepared, Inexperienced But On A Mission: 3 Friends And Their Motorcycles Touring For Our Troops

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Animal Related

“Having a community where people come together to do something for the greater good motivates people to pay it forward. It changes you for the ...

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Health Care

Kristina Lindblad

Rock 'n’ Roll, running and lung cancer: Kristina’s personal crusade in her stepdad’s memory

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Health Care

Randy McNeely

One Family's Tragic Loss Was What It Took

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Health Care

Jacob French

$100,000 Raised On A Journey Across Australia

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Nelson Mandela

“It always seems impossible until it's done.”

Civil Rights, Social Action & Advocacy

Emma Approved

Blurring the Line Between Reality and Fiction In Honor Of Human Rights

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Education

Team Access

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Health Care

Emily Gornick

Pushing the Limits in Honor of a Loved One

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Mahatma Ghandi

“Live simply so that others may simply live.”

Health Care

Jessica Schiller

From Sedentary to Super: One Woman’s Mission To Beat America’s No. 1 Killer

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Health Care

Alexandra Boor

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Youth Development

Morgan Bartel

Blogging To Provide Hope To Other Parents Of Sick Kids

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Youth Development

Deborah Pinni

1,100 Miles Walked to Help Youth in Need

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Health Care

Alicia and Hayden Holmes

Miracles Happen When You Least Expect Them

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Education

Guga and Gua Alencar

Educating the Children of Haiti through Soccer

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Health Care

Christina Miller

Honoring A Life Through Fundraising

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Health Care

Dan and Keats Drury-Tanner

Tackling Sickness & Bankruptcy With One Powerful Punch

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Health Care

Evann Clingan

In Her Own Words: Why She Runs for Blood Cancer

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Health Care

Emily Gan & David Wolf

A Battle Lost to Cancer, A War Won By Love

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International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Tour to Enable

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Health Care

Stephanie Feliciano

One Girl's Strength Breaks Down Stereotypes

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Youth Development

Mark Paul

27 Dreadlocks Cut, Countless Children Helped

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Beverly Sills

“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.”

International, Foreign Affairs & National Security

Elena Rowland

A Corporal Gives Everything She Can to Help Vets in Need

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Paul F. Davis

“Go where you are celebrated, not merely tolerated.”

Youth Development

Alex Watling

Taking On An Entire Continent For Kids

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Youth Development

Shanell Mouland

GoTeamKate: A Mother’s Quest to Raise Autism Awareness

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Animal Related

Ellis Longhurst

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse and Saving Australia’s Cats with One Epic Race

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Youth Development

Zoe McBeth

Turning a passion into a force for good

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Dan Carnegie

“People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.”

Animal Related

Delaney Drury and Celtic Charms

How a non-profit therapeutic riding center changed a little girl's life.

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Eleanor Roosevelt

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

George Eliot

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

Health Care

Andrew Owens

Giving It All, One Hair At A Time

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Education

The Lorschy Family

A Family Works Together to Change the World

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Sir Winston Churchill

“Never give up on something that you can't go a day without thinking about.”

Health Care

Ben O’Brien

A Birthday Toast to Good Friends and a Great Cause

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Health Care

Kyle Sorensen

A 10-Year-Old Goes the Distance for Melanoma Research

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Health Care

Jo-Anne Crowther

Improving Cancer Care from The Great Wall of China and Beyond

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Steve Maraboli

“Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn't what you GET for it, but what you BECOME for it.”

Health Care

Diane Marthick

A Son Lost to Cancer, A Mountain Climbed In His Memory

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