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The Third Recipient: Taylor Hooton Foundation President Don Hooton

Don HootonThe Board of Directors of the Taylor Hooton Foundation unanimously voted to select Don Hooton to be the third recipient (2012) of the Taylor’s Award.

Neil Romano, Chairman of the THF Board of Directors commented, “As the founder of the Taylor Hooton Foundation, Don has led the way nationally in spurring the effort to raise awareness about the problem of anabolic steroid use by the youth of our nation.… Continue Reading...

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What Role Did Arnold Play in Mainstream Steroid Use?

Schwarzenegger steroidsArnold Schwarzenegger is one of the most celebrated bodybuilders of all-time. His film "Pumping Iron" brought the sport into the limelight, and Arnold parlayed his fame and appearance into a successful and lucrative acting career. Not to mention, he eventually served multiple terms as governor of California. But, many observers wonder if his amazing physique came from the use of steroids.… Continue Reading...

Did Zyzz Die Because of Steroids?

Bodybuilding is a widely popular sport, not only at the professional level, but for amateurs as well. It supports a $1 billion supplement industry, as athletes look for any way to gain more definition. But, while supplements aren't regulated and are potentially dangerous, some take an even more dangerous route - anabolic steroids.… Continue Reading...

Todd Ganci

I grew up in a big family; I was the third of five kids, three girls and two boys. My father was a Captain in the Army and my mother was a nurse in Germany.

My mother was, and is, a very hard worker. She’s still into gardening and landscaping in her 70’s.… Continue Reading...

Pete Kennedy

Negative Effects of Steroids

Excerpts taken from “A Body to Die For“, originally published in the New York Daily News.

Pete Kennedy was just another guy in the small town of East Berne, New York. A sleepy farming community, Kennedy was known as the person to talk to if something needed fixing.… Continue Reading...

Brad Cunningham

Negative Effects of SteroidsExcerpts From The Human Cost, published in Sports Illustrated, April 24, 2006

Anabolic steroids are not solely used by the elite bodybuilders you see on magazine covers. The appeal of  these illegal drugs is strong, even on an amateur level. The guys pumping iron next to you at the gym may never be on a magazine cover, but that doens’t mean they aren’t striving to achieve that level.… Continue Reading...

Heidi Kreiger

Negative Effects of SteroidsExcerpts from, “East German Steroids’ Toll: ‘They Killed Heidi‘”, originally published by The New York Times.

Andreas Krieger’s story remains one of the most prolific, yet heartbreaking, stories of steroid abuse. Krieger abused steroids so heavily that he underwent a sex change; he used to known as Heidi.… Continue Reading...

Harry Gordon, III

Negative Effects of SteroidsExcerpts from Steroids helped him bulk up, then killed, originally published in Concord Monitor

The role that steroids played in Harry Gordon III’s death is black and white, written write on his death certificate “Cardiac hypertrophy associated with anabolic steroid abuse” was his official cause of death, according to the death certificate.… Continue Reading...

Efrain Marrero

A Gentle Giant

He was our gift from God. Our first born…a son! We beamed with a pride that only parents can fully comprehend. We doted on him and adored him. We loved him with all of our heart. As the years passed he filled us with joy as we saw our hopes and dreams for him coming true.… Continue Reading...