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Achilles International Spring 2011 Newsletter
A Message from the President
Freedom Team
New York City Chapter Update
Chapter News from Around the World
Achilles Kids
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Dear Achilles Enthusiast!

Below are just a few brief blurbs and photos from our latest newsletter. In order to keep our costs down, the FULL NEWSLETTER will only be available online and via email.

The past few months have been VERY busy and very exciting for Achilles - chock full of marathons, marathons and MORE marathons! Our NYC Chapter, Tri-Team, Tandem Bike Program and Kayak team have all kicked into high gear as well! Not to be out done, there's some very exciting news from our international chapters AND Achilles Kids!

We invite you to download the color pdf version of the newsletter to read all about the amazing events and achievements of our athletes the past few months.

Go Achilles!
A Message from the President
Dick Traum Last December, returning from the Palm Beach Marathon on Jet Blue, it was thrilling to see that the in-flight video was about our Donald Arthur. I had been with him earlier in the day, and, lo and behold, there he was on the screen. It was a fantastic story, produced by Yahoo, about his receiving a heart transplant, joining Achilles, completing the marathon, and continuing to succeed. The Yahoo staffers who worked on the piece said it was their favorite of all the stories they have covered. They were so pleased they submitted it to the Webby Awards and, to our delight, it won!   Read more...
Freedom Team
Achilles Brand New GM SilveradoOne of the most exciting, thrilling and overwhelmingly awesome things to happen to the Achilles Freedom Team has been the development of a relationship with the wonderful patriots at GM Military Discount. They have supported our program in every way imaginable, most recently by donating a brand new fully customized 2011 Chevrolet Silverado HD. The truck was driven by Rose Spaulding and Linda Stouffer from Detroit GM headquarters and delivered to our office on April 8th by Spencer Carter and John Gahan of Chevrolet. Grateful Achilles staff members, board chair Bruce Mosler, and Freedom Team members Evan Marcy and Freddy Delossantos cheered the truck's arrival.   Read more ....
New York City Chapter Update
Bill R with Guides On March 20th four fortunate Achilles athletes were picked from the lottery of over 35,000 individuals who hoped to run the coveted NYC Half Marathon. Achilles athletes ran or hand-cycled through the streets of Manhattan early this spring with 9,500 runners.

Twenty Achilles athletes and volunteers ran alongside Columbia University Road Runners Club members on a brisk spring morning to raise money and awareness for the New York Chapter of Achilles. Special thank you to Wenyu Yang at CURR and every Achilles member and volunteer for making this happen..  Read more ....
Chapter News from the US & Around the World
Achilles NewburghA new Achilles chapter was founded in Newburgh, NY by director of chapter development Eleanor Cox. The area was brought to her attention by Lisa Gallina of Marymount College and with the help of Deirdre Glenn, executive director of the Newburgh Armory Unity Center. Arrangements are in place to conduct workouts in the area, using the center as home base...
The Brazilian State of São Paulo has a great Achilles team of athletes and volunteer guides training, racing, and participating in local events. A core group of wheelchair users in Sao Jose dos Campos and volunteer guides in the city of Rio de Janeiro organize presentations at running expos and participate in numerous road races...   Read more ....
Achilles Kids - Kids Korner
Achilles Kids Glee Fun RunAchilles Kids finds reasons to celebrate all year long! We wore green and sported shamrocks for our St. Patrick's Day fun run; worked on our dribbling and shooting during March Madness; told jokes and played silly pranks at our Funny Fun Run; brushed up on geography and dreamed of exotic travels at Where in the World is Achilles Kids; built penguin nests and spied our favorite creatures at Zoopalooza; and sang our hearts out at our Broadway/GLEE celebration. Special thanks to Achilles photographer Larry Sillen for capturing many special moments at our workouts.
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