Among the speakers was the President of the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. She told us we raised over $6 million to fight cancer! She also told us about some amazing advances the LLS is helping to fund. Another speaker was an leukemia survivor, Anna Lynn. I have heard her speak before at another TNT inspiration dinner. She is a great speaker, very motivating and entertaining. I was happy to hear her speak again. The headliner of the night was Joan Benoit Samuelson!
|Joan Benoit Samuelson and Shalane Flanagan|
What I liked best about Joan and her speech was how supportive she was to women runners of all ages. She told us the best way to share our love for running and for life was to share our stories. She said "Your stories move us all...Keep telling them for miles and miles to come". I love this! This is why I started this blog in the first place. I though I had a story to tell. I hoped that telling my story would move someone else to run, to get healthy. I would like to thank Joan for inspiring me, and I would like to thank Team in Training for giving me the opportunity to hear her speak!
A dream is a wish...