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. Overtown Youth Center’s (OYC) mission is to inspire, empower, and enrich the lives of youth and families in Overtown. On a daily basis, they strive to transform the lives of young people by providing an array of services ranging from academic support and enrichment opportunities to meaningful life skill lessons/activities. The OYC team is dedicated and committed to providing children with countless opportunities to maximize their potential! OYC strives to bridge educational, social and emotional gaps for youth growing up in a challenging community.
Mourning helped raise awareness for a three-year-old boy in need of a liver transplant.
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