ET's very own Nancy O'Dell is serving as a Global Ambassador for the Special Olympics this year!
Nancy participated in the World Summer Games' Unified Relay torch running ceremony on Friday as a Co-Captain, running in the final leg of the event with Glee actress Lauren Potter.
Nancy shared her excitement on Instagram, posting a sweet pic of her and Lauren which she captioned, "I am so honored and excited for tomorrow as I run in the #UnifiedRelay with my friend @thelaurenpotter Join me as we #PassTheFlame in the @SpecialOlympics."
Nancy has long been an outspoken advocate for Best Buddies International and the Special Olympics because of their tireless dedication to bringing joy, opportunity, respect and inclusion to all people.
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The ET host opened up on Facebook recently, sharing a story about her Aunt Ellen who had Down Syndrome and was often not treated with respect and inclusion despite being a wonderful, loving person.
"Because of Best Buddies and the Special Olympics, others like my Aunt Ellen are thriving and living a very fulfilling life today. They're given job opportunities and the chance to develop wonderful friendships. And, with the Special Olympics, they are given a chance to compete with other athletes from all over the world," Nancy shared. "I am honored to be a Good Will Ambassador for the Special Olympics and a Co-Captain in the Unified Torch relay."
The 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games kick off July 25 in Los Angeles.
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