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Health is a community effort in Cabarrus County

The Cabarrus County community came together in full force to help Special Olympics North Carolina athletes and their families get more active. For four weeks, 30 participants in the Special Olympics Cabarrus County Wellness Program took free fitness and cooking classes thanks to community partnerships. “I wanted to find a way to get my athletes […]

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Living SOfit – Davidson County Athlete Makes Health a Priority

Every Thursday night, you can find a group of Special Olympics Davidson County athletes working together on an important aspect of being an athlete—their health. Five months ago, Davidson County athlete Brian Goins heard about a new health program, called SOfit, that would help athletes focus on health and wellness. After learning more, he decided […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina names Dr. Michael Milano its first Golisano Health Leadership Award Honoree

Dr. Milano receives North Carolina’s top Special Olympics health honor for his contributions toward inclusive health Special Olympics North Carolina is honored to announce the selection of Dr. Michael Milano of Apex as the 2016-17 Golisano Health Leadership Award honoree, according to Special Olympics NC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The Golisano Health Leadership Award was […]

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Special Olympics North Carolina Names Ellen Fahey Organization’s First Health Director

Ellen Fahey has been named the Health Director for Special Olympics North Carolina,  according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. Fahey will be based in the SONC office in Morrisville and will focus on creating health-based programs and partnerships that will directly improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.  Key responsibilities will include the planning, […]

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New Partnership Promotes Sun Safety at Summer Games

For many people, summer means trips to the beach, outdoor sporting events and vacation. However, many people often forget that summer also means wearing more sunscreen. This year, Special Olympics North Carolina partnered with Aesthetic Solutions, the American Society of Dermatological Surgery (ASDS) and La Roche-Posay to provide portable sunscreen dispensers during the 2016 SONC […]

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Special Olympics Receives Up to $22.5 Million from the CDC to Build Inclusive Health Programming

One of Special Olympics‘ largest health-focused government grants in history will create a tipping point for inclusive health of people with intellectual disabilities  Special Olympics announced today that it will receive up to $22.5 million from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) over the course of the next 5 years, including $4.5 million […]

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Fit and Flattering – Special Olympics NC Athlete Enjoys a Healthy Lifestyle

A year ago, Special Olympics Watauga athlete Karen Hendrix fell in love with a beautiful gown she longed to wear to Joy Prom, an elegant dance for people with special needs.  Unfortunately Hendrix wasn’t able to fit into the dress and watched as a friend got the honor instead. Her disappointment was palpable.  Hendrix weighed […]

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