Thank you! St. Louis Undy 5000 Biggest in the Country

I wanted to send a huge thank you to the more than 130 Powered by Hope team members who participated in the St. Louis Undy 5000 this weekend! You guys are awesome.  With your support we were one of the largest fundraisers with more than $6,000.

Also, thank you to anyone who participated in the race, whether you participated in person or through your generous donations. The St. Louis race was the largest in the country EVER with more than 2,400 participants raising $165,000! Your contributions will go to help save lives through research, education and prevention.

I couldn’t do what I do without your support.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:

Today is the last day of March, which means Colon Cancer Awareness Month is wrapping up. There are many ways you can stay informed and involved with this cause throughout the year. For more information about the Undy 5000 or the Colon Cancer Alliance, visit:

Video: KSDK Interview Dress in Blue Day

In case you missed my interview with Kay Quinn on KSDK last week as part of Dress in Blue Day, here it is! I also had the chance to talk about the Tokyo Marathon and more.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness month, and there are many ways you can get involved including signing up for the Undy 5000 race on Saturday, March 29. You can learn more and register here.  Hope to see you there!

Dress In Blue Day!

Happy Dress in Blue Day! Hope you are sporting your blue and helping spread the word about colon cancer prevention during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Be sure to tune in to KSDK this afternoon at around 4-4:30 p.m., I’ll be on the newscast with Kay Quinn talking about ways you can get involved in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the importance of screening and more.

Later tonight ladies are invited to a Girls Night Out event at Swim Bike Run. There will be manicures and massages from Ginger Bay Salon & Spa, fun giveaways, BBQ and drinks. The folks from Pedal the Cause will be on hand, plus you can meet with the professionals of Swim Bike Run for great racing gear. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m.

Don’t forget to sign up or support the Undy 5000 on March 29! More details here.

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and I wanted to take a moment and share with you simple ways you can take action and make a difference. I invite ALL of you to find a way to participate – whether large or small.

Dress in Blue Day – On March 7 wear blue!

Undy 5000 – Sign up for team Powered by Hope!

Throughout the month be sure to follow me on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on how you can get involved, I’ll share information on prevention, training tips and some words to help you get your rear in gear. Also, stay tuned for more details to come on my book.

Dress in Blue


Planning for the Year Ahead

2014 Goals

2014 will be busy, because trust me I am not wasting any time. This month will kick off presentations at Coldwell Banker Gundaker and Big Shark Bicycle Company. I am in the thick of training for the Tokyo Marathon (yes, that is Tokyo, Japan!) taking place Feb. 23, where I will then be able to check off my bucket list that I’ve completed the six World Marathon Majors (Boston, London, Chicago, Berlin, New York and Tokyo).

Also, I am planning for an eventful (pun intended) March, as it is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Be sure to look for updates on my Facebook page and on this site, especially on the events page and this blog.

As a heads up–or a rear up—Saturday, March 29, is the Undy 5000 a 5k or 1 mile family friendly event. I am asking everyone to join me and Team Powered by Hope at this event. You can sign up by visiting the Colon Cancer Alliance website, here.

I don’t want to jinx anything, but my biography “Powered by Hope” should be released in late March – fingers crossed! You can get a preview of the book, here.

What ways are you taking action in your life this New Year?