St. Charles, Illinois swimmer and future Ball State Cardinal Mary Kate Phillips used CPR to save a young neighbor who was choking.
Swimmer Chase Smith was given three to five months to live after a six-year battle with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He married diver Sadie (Mills) Smith in April.
Penny Oleksiak, a 2016 Olympic gold medalist, is part of an effort by General Mills to redirect its Olympic advertising into foodbank advertising.
11-year-old swimmer Emma Palmer is walking again, less than 100 days after a harrowing post-practice collapse due to a spontaneous brain bleed.
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Alexandra Wall’s story reminds us that athletes have to deal with unprecedented circumstances every day. Her attitude and determination is inspiring.
Penn State’s annual THON fundraiser has raised $167 million to fight childhood cancer in 47 years, including $11.7 million in 2020.
The Calvin University Knights traveled to Thailand in August and taught swimming lessons to children as part of an effort to stop human trafficking.
Katie Meili joins forces with Eagle Academy in pursuit of preventing drownings in a low-income community in Washington D.C.
Cyrus and Chad Morrison created Kick for Kids to support sick kids in local hospitals.
The Dutch swimmer raised a total of €3.9 million, which adds up to approximately $4.4 million. All funds raised went towards cancer research.
Van der Weijden’s story has all of the makings of a perfect Heart of a Champion candidate: overcoming a huge challenge to become the best in the world, an incredible feat of endurance, and finally an enormous financial impact upon cancer research.
Olympic gold medalist Maya DiRado’s team is vying to win $10,000 for the USO.
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