Coast to Coast for Cancer



I was introduced to the Million Dollar Marathon by my friend and manager of the Russell and Ann Gerdin American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Iowa City, Kelly Lamb. Kelly will be one of the many people participating in the event, which will begin on June 21st and cover 4,000 miles across America. One marathon at a time, the event will cross 15 states and more than 500 communities from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. Each day the team will run 4 marathons, for a total of 160 marathons – that’s l0,000,000 steps toward a cure for cancer. The event is being organized and presented by Above + Beyond Cancer, a public charity organized in 2011 to elevate the lives of those touched by cancer. In 2013, the organization is focused on reducing new cancer cases and cancer recurrence through programs that emphasize diet and vigorous physical exercise. I am honored that Kelly has included me among the people she will run for this summer. She blogged about my being a part of her team in her recent post: Experiencing the Emotions. Go Kelly!  Go Team!  Let’s make a difference and find a cure!


About Vicki Flaherty

I feel most alive when I am creating, whether through my writing and poetry, gardening and photography, or simply living my life each day. Running and yoga enrich my being. Travel opens me to new possibilities and greater awareness. I am happiest when I’m with my husband Jim. I share my gratitude for all the gifts in my life on my This Abundantly Delicious Life blog. I find a special joy in helping people succeed. I’ve done something valuable when I’ve helped a colleague or friend see their brilliance and express their full potential. I have awesome opportunities to do this as an industrial/organizational psychologist through leadership, mentoring, coaching, career and other talent programs. I try to encourage Leading with Intention at my blog of this name. As a breast cancer survivor, I found comfort and hope in writing. Poetry flowed through me like a river of healing during my diagnosis and treatment, which I share on my Mostly My Heart Sings blog, that I might offer encouragement and a place of grace and heart for those seeking comfort and hope along their journey.

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