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Courtney Cox Arquette and her husband David are selling t-shirts for charity to aid the efforts in Darfur, a catastrophe that has been largely forgotten by most denizens of the Western hemisphere:   http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/courteney-cox-and-david-arquette-save-darfur-lovers-213382/

 

As the world acknowledges World AIDS Day, striker Didier Drogba and fellow philanthropist Bono have teamed up with Nike to launch the “Lace Up. Save Lives.” initiative which sells shoelaces to fight HIV/AIDS.  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8388388.stm

 

Charles Smith, former member of the New York Knicks, has started an expansive program on the welfare of retired players for the NBA.  The program is called TAP, which stands for Transition Assist Program, and will offer personal and financial counseling to former players : http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/11/sports/basketball/11smith.html?_r=1

 

The world’s fastest man officially met the world’s fastest animal recently and the two have been friends ever since.  Usain Bolt recently adopted a cheetah and named him Lightning Bolt, in an effort to nurture the survival of the species.  For those of you who think it would be a novel idea to follow in Bolt’s footsteps, you might want to reconsider because Bolt spent nearly $14,000 to simply adopt the cheetah and will spend an additional $3000 annually for care accomodations to the faster “Bolt.”  Here is the article:  http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iTvtvKc42L1W4CRkF0g_2eIkHv3Q

Yet, even if your pockets are not as deep as Mr. Bolt, you can still find a way to make an impact by supporting the Zeitz foundation: http://www.zeitzfoundation.org/

Edward Norton not only finished first among celebrities in the NYC marathon yesterday, but he also raised the most money for his charity.  Norton raised $300,000 for Maasai Wilderness   Conservation Trust, a company based in Kenya: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/02/sports/02celebs.html

RSM McGladrey, an up-and-coming accounting firm, has raised over $175,000 for the Special Olympics with the help of its clients, Natalie Gulbis, Chris DiMarco, and Zach Johnson:  http://www.prweb.com/releases/RSM_McGladrey/Special_Olympics/prweb3113094.htm

Chris Andersen, forward on the Denver Nuggets and known as “Birdman” for his long reach and his avian hairstyle, held a basketball camp this summer to help young basketball players hone their game and avoid the mistakes he made: http://www.denverpost.com/sports/ci_13636212


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