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Eunice Kennedy Shriver's Awards & Recongitions
Tim Shriver put it best: "If you look at her brothers and sisters and all that they accomplished, no one will stand any higher than my mother."
A Global Leader Advocating around the World
Eunice knew, that to a large extent, presidents, premiers and popes set the agenda for their followers. If you get to the head, you get to the heart.
The Shriver Family
Eunice strongly encouraged her children to learn and take the most from any activity; all the while reminding them of their responsibility to make a difference and contribute to the world.
The Life of Sargent Shriver
He helped build peace by developing and implementing programs and policies structured to promote long-term, cumulative, peaceable change.
World Games Expand the Movement
Early on, Eunice recognized the need for a platform to reach the larger public and mobilize people of influence around the movement.
NBC News Report on Eunice Kennedy Shriver
Changing the world: Eunice Kennedy Shriver's efforts to help people with disabilities circles the globe. NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams July 7, 2006.
Profile: Eunice Kennedy Shriver
A fast-paced overview of Eunice's life and pioneering accomplishments, told by her family, a Special Olympics athlete and Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela.
Eunice Wins the Juanita Kreps Award
In 1999, Eunice won the Juanita Kreps Award, and this moving profile of her life, as told by Eunice, Sargent Shriver and others, was prepared for the occasion.
Sargent Shriver Tribute by Tom Brokaw
Tom Brokaw narrates this Tribute to Sargent Robert Shriver.
Billy Kidd: Sports is the Common Denominator
Olympic skier Billy Kidd recalls skiing with Eunice and being impressed by her unusually strong focus and persistence, qualities that solved seemingly unsolvable problems.
Jack McCallum: Memories of Eunice Shriver
Jack McCallum, who wrote the feature profile on Eunice in Sports Illustrated magazine, recalls the transformative impact of Special Olympics over the years.
Jamie Kirkpatrick: A Name that Moved Mountains
With persuasion, persistence and her unique personality, Eunice made change happen where it was least expected, says Jamie Kirkpatrick.