Thank you to everyone who came to my book signing event at Left Bank Books last week. It was a great event where many lives were touched.
There was a special moment during the book signing event that really moved me. A woman who is fighting cancer attended, and she recently received a Powered by Hope medal. She made sure to wear her medal to the book signing and shared that she received the medal while going through a very hard time in her treatment. I call that time frame when you’ve hit a wall in treatment and are not sure you can go on as “Mile 9.” The medal provided hope during her Mile 9 and made her feel part of a group. I am so grateful that she was able to come and share her story with me – it was truly inspiring.
Please be sure to visit my events page to see where I will be heading next, including the New York City Marathon on Nov. 2, where I’ll be racing in support of the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF). The CCCF’s mission includes supporting research into the causes and cures for colorectal cancer; increasing public awareness; educating the public about the importance of early detection; and forming strategic partnerships in the fight against colorectal cancer.