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Jackie Joyner Kersee Run Jump Throw

Olympian Jackie Joyner Kersee on Running Jumping & Throwing

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a six-time Olympic medalist, a four-time world champion and one of the greatest track and field athletes of all time. Pretty Tough contributor Cara Hawkins recently caught up with Joyner-Kersee to look back on her career and to discuss her  involvement with a new national youth activity initiative.  “Run Jump Throw” is an educational …

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Luger Erin Hamlin - Bronze medalist

Bronze Medalist Erin Hamlin Partners with USA Luge Slider Search

Erin Hamlin is a three-time Olympian and the first female American luger to medal at any Winter Olympics, as well as the first American of either gender to medal in singles competition. Hamlin, a New York state native, came to Sochi to make amends for disappointment in Vancouver in 2010, when she was widely considered …

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Picabo Street

Ski Legend Picabo Street Partners with Stay on the Slopes Initiative

Inspired by her own setbacks, U.S. Olympic Ski Legend Picabo Street is teaming up with the Stay on the Slopes Initiative to help prevent and treat skiing and snowboarding injuries by providing funds for testing equipment, exercise machines and other technology. Picabo (who was allowed to choose her own name when she was three)  grew …

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More Than Just a Princess

For years, we have tried to demonstrate that being pretty and tough are not mutually exclusive.  Girls should be able to embrace all the different aspects of their personalities and understand that their choices need not be limited nor should they be reduced to one identity. Being a tomboy doesn’t prevent a girl from being girly …

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Teen Girls Swimming the English Channel for Charity

What are you doing during your summer vacation? For six English girls, summer means training to swim the English Channel to raise money for charity.  They are 6GirlsNoBuoys, and they’ve been practicing in pools to gain strength and in Hyde Park’s Serpentine Lake to adjust to cold water but now have to get used to waves and the …

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Nurture Nature: Goodness Grows Thanks to Odwalla

Spring has legitimately sprung and it’s time for goodness to grow.  Create a virtual tree online and Odwalla will plant a real  tree in your name  in a city or town near you. Plus, they are giving away a $10,000 gift card and a year’s worth of Odwalla product to one lucky winner w ho  enters the current sweepstakes. …

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#Love4Relief: V-Day Gifts to Benefit Sandy Relief

As the relief work continues for those communities hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey, I am delighted to introduce you to a fantastic way for you to continue to support those efforts, the #Love4Relief Valentine’s Day eCard Campaign. What: Surf Collective NYC’s Valentine’s Day eCard campaign to benefit non-profit Waves for Water’s Sandy Relief …

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