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Special Olympics North Carolina holds MedFest in New Hanover County

UNC-Wilmington, New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency Program and Cape Fear Memorial Foundation partner to provide free health screenings for individuals with intellectual disabilities. More than 70 individuals with intellectual disabilities received free physical exams during the Special Olympics North Carolina MedFest on Tuesday, April 9 at UNC-Wilmington, according to SONC President/CEO Keith L. Fishburne. The event […]

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Seeing clearly: Union County athlete receives glasses for the first time

When Isaac “Joe” Crawford of Union County arrived in Raleigh for the 2018 SONC Summer Games, he had every intention of just bowling his best, making new friends and hopefully earning a medal. In his third year competing in Special Olympics, Crawford was getting better at every competition. Yet as his techniques and skills improved, […]

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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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