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Eunice Shriver

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Birthday
10, 1921
Birthplace
Brookline, MA
Death Date
Aug 11, 2009 (88)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1921
Birthplace
Brookline, MA
Death Date
Aug 11, 2009 (88)

About

Founder of the Special Olympics who dedicated her life to improving those of individuals with disabilities.

Before Fame

Inspired by her mentally disabled sister, Rosemary, she launched a summer day camp for the disabled in her backyard.

Trivia

Her one-woman operation eventually grew into an annual international event with over 3 million participants.

Family Life

She was born in Brookline, Massachusetts, the fifth of nine children. Robert and were her brothers.

Associated With

From humble beginnings, her program for the disabled came to involve world leaders, like Princess Charlene of Monaco, who served as the Special Olympics Ambassador.