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Eunice Kennedy Shriver

Don't Have a Fairy Godmother? Borrow One.

Sue Shanahan | Posted 06.17.2016 | Women
Sue Shanahan

I've made a practice of gleaning wisdom and support from women I admire. Because my mom was not the "in your corner" type, I learned to do this at a young age. Growing up under her tutelage forced me to figure out ways to get my need for nurturing met.

Maria Shriver's Touching Advice On Parenting, Beauty, And Embracing Your Inner Warrior

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.02.2016 | Parents

Mother's Day is this weekend: it's the perfect time to be part of Talk To Me, and record your own conversation with your child or parent. Creating a T...

With Gratitude to Rosemary Kennedy From the Mom of a Child With Special Needs

Kate Welch | Posted 09.09.2016 | Parents
Kate Welch

For decades, the media has focused on the Kennedy family's shame about Rosemary. It was alluded to in the article and in so many articles and television shows about her life. I would like to help refocus Rosemary's story into an impactful one that helped so many future babies, children and adults.

What Special Olympians Taught Timothy Shriver About Real Fun

OWN | Lynn Okura | Posted 07.31.2015 | OWN

As a young man, Timothy Shriver grew up watching his mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, change how society viewed children with disabilities. She founded...

Let Freedom Ring for All

Sue Shanahan | Posted 07.02.2015 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

When the founders of our nation landed on the shores of Cape Cod, it was with the pursuit of religious freedom. All the other truths we've fought for since that time, stemmed from this same quest.

How Challenged Have You Ever Really Been?

David Sable | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
David Sable

Imagine now, if you will, a world where people with intellectual disabilities lead the way, teaching us all that winning is often just about playing and that a smile and a hug never lose.

Grassroots Passion for the Special Olympics

Chris Komisarjevsky | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
Chris Komisarjevsky

We marvel at the courage, determination and sportsmanship when so many talented individuals work their hardest and push themselves to do their very best.

Open Letter to the Hult International Business School MBA Graduates

Cari E. Guittard | Posted 10.22.2013 | Business
Cari E. Guittard

Now is the time to take stock and see where you are lacking strength in the four areas and focus in on shoring up those aspects you've neglected.

Courtside at the Special Olympics

Don McNay | Posted 05.18.2013 | Sports
Don McNay

Along with never having broadcast a basketball game, I had never been to a Special Olympics before. I'm not sure how I missed the Special Olympics.

Will Maria Shriver Fill Uncle Ted's Senate Shoes?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 03.12.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

From WJZ-TV in Baltimore where she became fast friends with work colleague Oprah Winfrey to the CBS Morning News to anchoring, producing and reporting for NBC News, Maria proved herself again and again as someone who works hard and with a conscience. And why not?

David Lenz: The Egalitarian Realist

John Seed | Posted 01.16.2013 | Arts
John Seed


Best Buddies Comes Along For the Ride

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 10.09.2012 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

The event is the largest one-day fundraiser conducted by Best Buddies; in nine years, the Best Buddies Challenge has raised over $35 million dollars through healthy competition between fundraising teams.

Ending the R-word

Ayo Adeyeye | Posted 03.10.2012 | Impact
Ayo Adeyeye

I remember having a conversation with my elder sister, as a child, and mentioning something concerning "handicapped people." My sister, who has long h...

Combine Service With Fun On Eunice Kennedy Shriver Day

Maria Shriver | Posted 11.23.2011 | Impact
Maria Shriver

Get out and play tomorrow. Volunteer, coach someone, referee, cheer or do anything else that includes people with intellectual disabilities. My mother believed that, by doing so, our nation would be a better place and indeed the entire world would be a better place for everyone.

Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why, 50 years after the fact, did official Washington celebrate the inauguration of a most imperfect man who served less than one term as president, a...

Best I Can: The Special Olympics Benefit

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"Fear of the unknown is not in our vocabulary in Chicago," Mayor Richard M. Daley told a group of several hundred at the annual Special Olympics benefit

What the "Other Sister" Did for the Kennedys

Terry Marotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Terry Marotta

How lucky for the nation that the Kennedy children dedicated their lives to making a place for the marginalized and raising our consciousness around all issues of the differently abled.

Using Ice Cream for Good: How Lovin' Scoopful is Working for the Special Olympics

Dan Samson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dan Samson

Tim Shriver and I have partnered to donate 25% of the profits of Lovin' Scoopful ice cream to Special Olympics. Our mission is to run an effective for-profit business while promoting a great cause.

Is Meg Whitman Like Arnold Schwarzenegger? Yes (In the Wrong Ways)

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
William Bradley

Whitman hates the comparison with Schwarzenegger, even though obvious, as both she and Schwarzenegger are Republicans, both are super-rich, and neither had any experience in elected office before running.

Dead Folks, 2009: The Missed and the Not Missed

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

Here's my own brief look at some of the more notable celebrity deaths of 2009. As always, they fall into two categories: "The Good Riddance List" and "The Folks We'll Miss List."

Tim Shriver: Get Off The White Horse And Listen

Huffington Post | Victoria Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Last weekend, Tim Shriver sat down with the New York Times to discuss his lifelong involvement with Special Olympics. Shriver, who has been running t...

The Dream Lives On: Keeping The Kennedy Fire Alive

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

As Senator Kennedy was finally laid to rest yesterday, the weight of his passing hit me much harder than I thought. I can feel the collective heartbre...

Camelot Ends, Again: The Passing of Senator Ted Kennedy

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Though a most imperfect man, Ted Kennedy made his choice over a life of ease, and America is much the better for it.

Eunice Shriver: The Goddess of Giving

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

Eunice Shriver working side by side with her husband Sarge Shriver on the now famous "war on poverty," which he began many years ago, is something that we should all be very thankful for.

The Passing of the Kennedys and Healthcare Reform

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

With the de facto passing of the Kennedy's in politics, we have truly reached the end of an era. What comes next, it seems, is an age in which the operative question has changed. It is now: what can America do for me?