poster child


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a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes

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Hilary Beard, author--with the queens of tennis--of Venus & Serena: Serving From the Hip: Ten Rules for Living Loving and Winning (Houghton Mifflin Company, March 2005), says: "I should be the poster child for Art Sanctuary's Celebration of Black Writing.
Open Letter (200S) dispels any notion that Ieremia is a poster child for the New Zealand tourist industry.
Often lauded by Queen's Park as "the poster child for Aboriginal economic development", LeClair says, Pic River's voice has not been heard when it comes to participating in the White River Forest Management Unit.
Robert Smithson, represented here by the film The Spiral Jetty, 1970, and the slide show Hotel Palenque, 1969-72, is made the poster child for this erosion theory of tourism.
Other than its poster child status, what makes American alligators so important to Florida?
The 48-year-old, single Winston-Salem, North Carolina, resident is a poster child for DOFE Principle No.
I remember one of my fellow reporters saying, 'this kid is going to be the new poster child for gay rights,'" commented reporter Jason Marsden of the Casper Star-Tribune newspaper.
Frederick, the Enlightenment's poster child, scorns Bach and his music as old fashioned, unsightly and--worst of all--religious.
A poster child for the unhappy consequences of legislative term limits, "The Terminator" asked critics of the Medicaid cuts to consider whether "health care is a right or a privilege" Clearly, the answer for Stefanick is that it is a privilege for those who can pay--and it's certainly not some perk for a bunch of snot-nosed kids in the state.
The northern gulf is the poster child for this global issue.
The AV-8B Harrier II could well be a poster child for Marine Corps Aviation.
The Scleroderma Foundation, which represents 300,000 people with this illness and their families and friends, today appointed eight-year-old Samantha Murray of Massachusetts its National Poster Child.
Sapp is the poster child for Japan's fight club, a hugely popular blend of martial arts and boxing that has two schools: K-1 and PRIDE.
Florida has been the poster child of electoral meltdowns since the 2000 presidential race between Republican George Bush (now President) and Democrat Al Gore (Vice President at the time).
Stanley Works has the potential to become the poster child for public outrage about overseas moves to avoid taxes," says Blumenthal.