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Kemper to Appear on TODAY Show

Sept. 23, 2008, 1:50 p.m. (ET)

Elite triathlete and three-time Olympian Hunter Kemper will appear on the TODAY Show on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to talk about a charity that has become very special to him. 

The Toyota Engines of Change program has given Kemper this opportunity to share with the country why the A-T Children's Project is so important. Five other Olympians will be on the program to talk about their charity involvement. 

Kemper met the Veldink family this past year and learned that two of their daughters, Kate (age 10) and Olivia (age 7), both suffered from ataxia-telangiectasia (A-T).  He was touched by their story and fell in love with the family.  He recently had the privilege of teaming up with the A-T Children's Project to help raise funds and awareness for A-T.    

Kemper would have loved to bring home an Olympic Medal for Kate and Olivia.  Even though that didn't happen, he has realized that you don't have win medals to make a difference in people's lives.   

Watch Kemper on Wednesday, Sept. 24, on the TODAY Show to see how he is striving to be an "engine of change" in the lives of all the kids suffering from A-T.