Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Alonzo Mourning Charity Work, Events and Causes

7-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning is also an All-Star humanitarian.

His Alonzo Mourning Charities, Inc. was started in 1997 as a way to help children and families living in at-risk situations.

Mourning’s campaign Zo's Fund for Life was begun after he was diagnosed with Focal Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), and raises funds for research and education in the fight against the disease, as well as providing funding for those not able to afford treatment. He supports The NephCure Foundation, which also focuses on finding treatments for FSGS.

Alonzo is one of the founding members of Athletes For Hope.

The Overtown Youth Center is Alonzo’s program for underprivileged kids in Miami, founded in 2003.

Mourning helped raise awareness for a three-year-old boy in need of a liver transplant.

Alonzo Mourning has supported the following charities:

Read more: http://www.looktothestars.org/celebrity/alonzo-mourning#ixzz2Aq9gPUSx

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