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Originally posted 11/02/2009 09:00AM
Of the 43,741 people who ran the New York City Marathon on Sunday, a handful stood out, both for having claims to fame and for their reasons for running.
Alanis Morrissette, former ER doc Anthony Edwards, The Incredible Hulk's Edward Norton and Christopher Reeve's son Matthew battled through the sweat and determination on the streets of the Big Apple, all for a good cause.
"It was such a thrill but I'm burnt," Edwards told PEOPLE moments after crossing the finish line. "I'm totally tired! But that's the point. I'm just so happy that I finished. But tomorrow I'm going to feel happier."
Originally posted 05/12/2009 11:55AM
Christopher Reeve's 29-year-old son, Matthew Reeve, plans to run the New York City Marathon to raise funds for his late father's foundation, which helps people with spinal cord injuries, both the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation and the New York Road Runners have announced.
Come Nov. 1's Marathon Day, Reeve, a documentary maker whose films include those about his father, will wear bib No. 1275 – representing the 1.275 million people with spinal cord injuries.
Originally posted 11/06/2007 11:50AM
In the aftermath of the accident that left him paralyzed, Christopher Reeve and his family found a new way to love that didn't rely on physical affection, two of his grown children said Tuesday.
"We quickly learned that being a family isn't about the physical connections," Alexandra Reeve, 23, said on Good Morning America. "It's not about the hugs. For us, it wasn't about the physical activities, even though they'd been so much a part of our family life for so long. We realized that a family can still be there for one another just by voices, by loving one another and by sharing moments together. And physical ability isn't a requisite for that."
Originally posted 11/07/2006 10:00AM
Will Reeve, the 14-year-old son of the late Christopher and Dana Reeve, took to the podium and spoke at A Magical Evening, the annual fundraiser for the Christopher Reeve Foundation in New York City Monday night. It was the first time the event was held without either Christopher, who died in 2004, or Dana, who succumbed to lung cancer in March.
Originally posted 11/02/2006 04:10PM
Two years after Christopher Reeve's death, his children are carrying on the cause that meant so much to him – finding a cure for paralysis, PEOPLE reports in its upcoming issue.
Originally posted 04/11/2006 08:00AM
In New York City on Monday, Dana Reeve was paid tribute at a private ceremony by guests including Katie Couric, Lance Armstrong, Blythe Danner, Norah Jones, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Broderick, Robin Williams, Glenn Close, Barbara Walters and Sen. Hillary Clinton.
Originally posted 08/12/2005 01:00PM
DANA'S FIGHT: Christopher Reeve's widow Dana Reeve announced on the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation Web site Tuesday that she has been diagnosed with lung cancer. "I have an excellent team of physicians, and we are optimistic about my prognosis," she said in a statement. "Now, more than ever, I feel Chris with me as I face this challenge." Reeve, 44, is a nonsmoker, foundation spokeswoman Maggie Goldberg told the Associated Press. She has a 13-year-old son, Will.
Originally posted 02/17/2005 08:00AM
Christopher Reeve's widow, Dana Reeve, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday in her first TV interview for an hour-long tribute to her actor-activist husband, who died last October.
Originally posted 11/17/2004 08:00AM
Christopher Reeve's widow Dana Reeve says she is working through the "void in our home life" and that her husband's spirit is very much alive – especially in the soul of their 12-year-old son, Will.
Originally posted 11/01/2004 08:00AM
More than 900 friends, family members and colleagues of Christopher Reeve packed the auditorium of his alma mater, the Juilliard School in Manhattan, on Friday to remember the actor-activist whose "courage and inspiration will live on," said Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in her eulogy.
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