Today marked the 25th anniversary of the nuclear disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine, and Maria Sharapova continues to try and bring awareness to the lives of those forced to flee the contaminated region and the heroism of the emergency workers who responded to the situation. (Read: Maria’s message.)
Meanwhile, she’s done lots leading up to today, teaming up with Nike earlier this year to create a tee (pictured above), and she’s beefed up a special section on her website to highlight the cause and her work as a United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador.
More: “In Ukraine, Scars Of Chernobyl Disaster Remain Raw,” Morning Edition. Listen: Audio version
(photo by TSF from Indian Wells)