Terry Fox could be considered one of the biggest and most inspiring Canadian hero of the 20th century. Instead of crumbling in self pity after he had his right leg amputated when diagnosed with bone cancer, march 1st 1977 ("The 10 Most Inspiring Canadians" 8), Terry decided to run from coast to coast across Canada to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He began by dipping his leg in the Atlantic ocean at St.John's Newfoundland on April 12,1980, with the goal of dipping it in the Pacific in Vancouver, BC, months later (TheStar. web.). He ran an average of 42 kilometres a day with a hop/skip running style.
After he graduated from high school, the conflicts with his parents begun. His parents finally persuaded him to enrol in the liberal art course at Victoria College, Ontario. In 1910, he and his cousin Fred Hipwell began their studies at Victoria College. However, Banting's mind was still on medicine.
Ali faces biggest challenge of his life after retiring from boxing he was diagnosed by Parkinson disease because of getting hit hard on his head. He wasn’t able to talk properly or walk but he never gave up and he reached his goal of helping kids and his community by public appearances to raise money for Muhammad Ali foundation. He was appreciated for making Muhammad Ali community and Economic development Corporation. In 1996 Ali carried the torch for Olympic flame and everyone gave him standing
He has several surgeries on his back but eventually had to take a disability retirement. My grandparents moved to North Carolina to escape big city life to finish raising their family. Papaw thrived on excitement, and being "in" on the lastest rescue missions in the community really made his day. He joined the Center Pigeon Fire Department and became a first responder. Because of his back injuries he mostly did traffic control.
Rona is a National Partner of Canadian Olympic and Paralympic teams which competed recently in Beijing and supported 34 Canadian athletes nominated to compete in the same . It shows its involvement also by being the official home improvement supplier and National Partner of the Vancouver 2010 winter games . Rona supports 100 high performance athletes through its “Growing with our Athletes Program” . Rona shows its concern for children through its support for the Children’s Aid Foundation. Rona continually gets involved in such “Public Relation” activities which go a long way in building a strong brand.
Over 3,000 Red Cross volunteers hurried to rescue and relief efforts. This was the most expensive disaster response in Canadian history They are just examples of the kind of support the NGO provides. The Canadian red cross have been very successful throughout history as mentioned before. In 2009 The Canadian Red Cross celebrated its official 100th anniversary. For 100 years the Canadian Red Cross has brought crucial humanitarian assistance and improved the lives of vulnerable people from across our country and around the world.
In 1930, Charles, helped make a medical breakthrough by helping surgeons develop a new heart pump to make open heart surgery more possible. Charles also had many other inventions throughout the rest of his life. Tragedy struck his family in the late hours of March 1st, 1932. 20 month old Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. was abducted from his crib while the rest of the family was asleep. A 10 week nationwide search was started for the baby with a reward for his safe return.
On May 11, 2010, a bronze statue depicting this famous scene was unveiled outside the Boston arena, in honour of Orr and all of his contributions to the NHL and the sport of hockey. From 1966-1976 Orr played for the Boston Bruins and in the 1976-1977 season, Orr was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks. Bobby Orr’s final NHL season was in Chicago in 1978-1979, where he played only 6 games before retiring at 30 years of age. Orr’s shortened career was due to a chronic knee injury which began soon after he entered the NHL. He had 5 knee operations between 1968 and 1975 before leaving the Bruins for the Blackhawks.
-- Usain Bolt on winning the 100 meters in 9.63 seconds, a new Olympic record. - Jon Krawczynski -- Twitter http://www.twitter.com/APKrawczynski --- STRIKE A POSE Winning an Olympic gold medal takes 9.63 seconds. Telling the world's media how you did it and explaining how you feel takes a whole lot longer. Usain Bolt still had a line of trackside television cameras and radio microphones to please one hour after his 100-meter winning run. Most want the now two-time 100-meter champion to strike his signature lightning bolt pose one more time.
“In the Olympic Oath, I ask for only one thing: sporting loyalty.” This quote is taken from the man who is primarily responsible for the revival of the Olympics, Baron Pierre De Coubertin. At the age of 29 as a French educator, Pierre de Coubertin had a desire to promote better international understanding through love of athletics. 114 years later, his desire being accomplished, is now taking place in Vancouver, Canada— better known as 2010 Olympic Games. Everywhere you are right now, you either hear or see something about the Olympics or Olympic related. Our country is well represented with many talented Americans playing for us at the Olympic Games going on right now.