Charity fundraising

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, Maarten van der Weijden, of the Netherlands, reacts after winning the men's swimming marathon at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, after beating leukemia. In a fundraising feat that has captured the imagination of the nation, Maarten van der Weijden is about three-quarters of the way through the 200-kilometer (124-mile) swim by Monday Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, FILE)
August 20, 2018 - 2:05 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Maarten van der Weijden beat leukemia and went on to win an Olympic gold swimming medal in Beijing, but even his powers of endurance weren't enough to complete his latest challenge. Ill health on Monday forced Van der Weijden to halt his ambitious bid to swim the 200-...
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July 18, 2018 - 12:45 pm
Rebecca Maine was a heroin addict as a teenager. At times, she didn't see living very long as a viable option. Now, Maine is a student at the Penn State campus in DuBois and has Olympic aspirations as a boxer. Considering how far she has come since first trying heroin at age 16 to "going on to...
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James Hinchcliffe passes in front of Princes' Gate during the first practice session for the Toronto Indy IndyCar auto race in Toronto, Friday July 13, 2018. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 13, 2018 - 5:16 pm
TORONTO (AP) — It has been nearly 10 years since Paul Godfrey brokered a deal to secure $2 million in provincial and municipal subsidies to help bring Toronto's IndyCar race back from the dead. Fans, however, have been lukewarm about the race since it returned to the city in 2009 after a one-year...
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In a photo provided by HBO date not provided, Serena Williams holds her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanion Jr., in a scene from the HBO's "Being Serena," a five-part documentary series. The series airs Wednesday nights, starting this week. (HBO via AP)
May 03, 2018 - 9:57 pm
MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week's Madrid Open, saying she wasn't ready to compete. Tournament organizers say Williams withdrew because she needs more time to train before returning to action. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, returned to the tour in Indian Wells...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:15 pm
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Dick Vitale's voice cracked as he discussed his self-described obsession with raising money for pediatric cancer research. "It's the best thing I've ever done in my life," the longtime college basketball television analyst said. "I'm in 13 Hall of Fames, and none that compares...
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March 27, 2018 - 5:15 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers owner and chairman Mark Walter says the team is donating $2 million to support rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico after last year's devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Walter announced the donation to Habitat for Humanity of Puerto Rico on Tuesday. Infielder-outfielder...
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In this March 18, 2018, photo provided by Pash Pashkow, movie production lawyer Loren Zitomersky, left, runs the Los Angeles Marathon backward as a young runner briefly accompanies him. Zitomersky has embarked on a singular, if odd, quest: At the 2018 Boston Marathon, he'll attempt to break the world record for running the distance backward. Zitomersky is trying to raise money and awareness for a cure for epilepsy. (Pash Pashkow via AP)
March 25, 2018 - 9:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — A Los Angeles lawyer has embarked on a singular, if odd, quest: At next month's Boston Marathon, he'll attempt to break the world record for running the distance backward. Loren Zitomersky (zit-oh-MUR'-skee) is known on social media as "Backwards Guy." He's trying to raise money and...
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March 12, 2018 - 3:18 pm
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady gets his head shaved by Pini Swissa at the "Saving By Shaving" event in support of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Granite Telecommunications in Quincy, Mass., Thursday, March 8, 2018. Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday's "Saving by Shaving" annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. ( John Wilcox /The Boston Herald via AP)
March 08, 2018 - 7:23 pm
QUINCY, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got a buzz cut for a cancer research institute. Brady was the mystery guest at Thursday's "Saving by Shaving" annual fundraiser for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Brady showed off his new look on Instagram after his long,...
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