It takes with compassion to see a need. It takes someone with perseverance to achieve a goal. Dozens of Americans who hold prestigious positions-actors, athletes, politicians, business leaders-work tirelessly every day to improve the lives of people around the world.
The stories in this book will amaze you. One of the richest men in the world left his company to develop programs to cure AIDS. A popular Latin American was so saddened by the sight of homeless children that she named her charity after them. Another woman made her dying sister a promise-and kept it-to educate women about breast cancer.
These people were not content to allow suffering to happen. They have brought great changes to the world, and their goods deeds have inspired others to take action. How can you became involved in your community and improve people's lives? You are never too young-or too old-to make a difference.