26.2 Donna - upcoming talk!
Shortly before the Ironman World Championships in October, I applied to be a 110% Play Harder Ambassador. If you haven't heard of the company or discovered their amazing line of products, I highly recommend checking out the 110% Gear as well as the limited edition breast cancer clothing.
As an ambassador for 110%, I am proud and honored to be part of this upcoming event at Seasons 52 with an amazing panel of inspiring women.
This event will be a fundraiser to support a high-impact fundraising effort for the 26.2 with Donna: 110M for 110K
Although I will not be running the 110 miles, I will be racing the 26.2 Donna in Feb, here in Jacksonville, for 13.1 miles (the half marathon). As I will be running 13.1 miles with thousands of inspiring athletes, a group of 110% runners will cover 110 miles (on foot!)to the marathon finish of the 26.2 with Donna in an effort to raise $110,000. If they can achieve that goal of raising $110,000, the 26.2 with Donna should be able to meet the Weaver Family Foundation's $100,000 challenge. That would nearly double the contributions raised to fund ground-breaking breast cancer research and to provide financial support to women undergoing treatment for breast cancer!
If you are interested in supporting this cause, there are two ways of doing so...
1) Attend the following dinner (with cocktails included) on January 12th, where proceeds will go directly to 26.2 with Donna.
The evening includes the following speakers:
News anchor, author, breast cancer survivor and founder of the 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer.
Accomplished endurance athlete, ultra marathoner, EPICMAN competitor (that's a triple ironman!). Kellie and her sister Heather will team up for the 110M for 110K, each running 110 Kilometers to the marathon finish.
Exercise physiologist, registered and licensed dietitian, coach, writer, speaker and 5x Ironman finisher. Marni will provide advice about how we can all ensure our best performance on race day.
(I will be giving a short power point presentation on nutrition, exercise and creating a foundation of good health).
Many of you know that Jen is a Senior Director at NBA Creative Services, but she is also a 10-year survivor and active breast cancer advocate. Jen has served on the board of the Young Survivors' Coalition and the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation and she is a recipient of the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Advocacy Award. Jen will give us her personal perspective on the importance of providing funding to ground breaking research like the Herceptin trial that she participated in at Mayo.
The event will be held in Jacksonville, at the Town Center, at Seasons 52.
Seasons 52, who focuses on providing a Fresh Dining Experience that Celebrates Living Well, is the perfect venue for this event and will be sponsoring the event. Because of their generosity, most of the $110 charge for the evening directly to the 26.2 with Donna.
A portion of the $110 for the evening will qualify as a tax-deductible donation, and we will provide a receipt to all registered attendees.
For your convenience, here is the link to the
Paypal payment page
Please RSVP to Lori Adams @ firstname.lastname@example.org
2) If you can not make it to the event, you can still donate at the following site. Feel free to donate under any name as all of the money will be given on behalf of 110% Play Harder. Here is the link to the 110M for 110K event website: 110M for 110K
Any questions, please don't hesitate to email.
Do you live an active lifestyle and are a breast cancer survivor? Do you know someone (friend/family) who has accomplished an athletic event after being diagnosed with cancer?
I would love to provide the name of YOU or someone that you know, who has turned tragedy into triumph by partaking in a running/walking, triathlon or biking race after being diagnosed with cancer. In the comment section, please provide the name (you may use initials if you choose) of the survivor and race event (and location) so that I can include it in my talk on January 12th. I will only be including names
but feel free to share your/a story if you'd like.
"It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." ~Abraham Lincoln