For every birthday that John Jr. was away John Sr. wrote a letter describing how everything is going, and gives him money. Jr. promoted and motivated his father's ideas to the society. John Jr. kept the organizations and schools up and also, created an organization for the United States Service. This, organization help with soldiers coming back from World War II. John used the foundations that his dad started to, donate three hundred million dollars to help the men and women fighting for our country.
In 1940 Hollywood rock star and U2 singer Bono’s crusade where on global poverty. This is how many entertainers have attempted to give back to society through charity work. Today’s celebrity activists are on television. They are the ones with the sick children,who do not have enough to eat and clean water to drink. You might realize during the program they always ask for a small donation, this donation will help any child or adult
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was actually named after Robert Wood Johnson II in honor of his contribution to the work he put in with his father’s company and his devotion in the community to promote health awareness for everyone. Brief history on General Johnson, he was the son of Robert Johnson I who was the co-founder of Johnson and Johnson. (ANB.org) He finish high school and went straight into the family business once his father died. Johnson hit the ground running by starting off small by working in the factory and eventually became vice president in a few years. (ANB.org) As stated in the article, The Great Depression took a toll on the Nation’s economy but during this time Robert became the president of the company.
Another portion of the ceremony was a keynote speech delivered by Congressman Larry Buschon. He began by thanking members of the audience for their “courage and sacrifice” before moving into a personal story about a man from his hometown in Illinois. The man had gone to Vietnam and lost his life, leaving behind his twin brother who years later had still not been able to visit The Wall That Heals in Washington. Buschon said he was going to be close looking at colleges for residency and took the opportunity to make an etching of the man's name for his brother. "Presenting (the etching) to him was one of the most emotional things I think I have ever done," Buschon said.
In my community, I donate to St Jude’s Hospital for cancer research. Almost half of my family has had some kind of cancer. Donating to St. Jude’s Hospital helps me give back to people who have already lost their lives, are undergoing treatment, or anyone who might have cancer in the future. In my 7th grade year, another student and I raised money to help find a cure for Type One Diabetes. The money that we raised went to an organization called “Beyond Type One” so that they can use it to perform scientific experiments to find a cure.
Participation awards are what keep the world turning. Little Jimmy whose basketball team got dead last in a tournament received a participation medal. Little Jimmy also won a participation award for his science fair entry. He won another one for submitting a work of art that his mother loved in an art show. You know what these things have taught little Jimmy?
This has been a suggestion in the article, "Excerpt from OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building" by Wright Thompson and in the poem, "To an Athlete Dying Young", by A.E. Housman because there is a question near the end of both texts, "what will he or she do next?". Thompson construes the idea of why many times a person succeeds doesn't matter, "time itself is on Brady's side for now", (Thompson). In other words, one must make as many accomplishments before they "retire" from their successful career. However, they can keep making their career bigger.
The Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) is an organization founded in 1980 after Terry Fox, a 20-year old patient with bone cancer, ran his Marathon of Hope 5300 km across Canada to raise awareness and money for cancer research. Terry ran “simply to remind Canadians of the importance of finding a cure” (The Terry Fox Foundation ) The TFF holds an annual run in Terry’s name to fundraise for cancer research and bring the visions/values of their organization to life. The TFF believes it is important to tell Terry’s story, and show how one hard working Canadian can make a difference by standing up and doing what they believe in. Since 1980, the TFF has raised over $700 million in Terry’s name and has generously donated it all to cancer research. The Terry Fox Foundation respects Terry’s mission to find a cure and will not rest until it is realized and fulfilled, as Terry never gave up, considering his odds.
Heros are seen everyday, but considering that Odysseus had to overcome 10 years of bad luck everyday. Odysseus would have given up by now, but he has not, knowing the responsibilities like his family and kingdom he left behind after going to the Trojan war and coming back to all of it now. Even after losing all his he still returned to Circe’s out of loyalty to his men. Just like Goku, from “Dragon Ball Z” he is dead in this point of his life but he still trained with King Kai a martial arts teacher and mentor that lives in heaven. Yet he returned for his friends and family.
A man runs into a burning building to save his elderly neighbor. A doctor goes to a third world country to offer free health clinics to the poor. The teachers who gave their lives to protect the students at Sandy Hook. These people are all perfect examples of what a hero is. A hero is someone who honored for his or her brave actions and noble merits.