Trek Women
July 29, 2008

"LiveStrong"

Dscn1479 I am back from "The" Ohio State University where the LIVESTRONG Summit was held.  I have so many exciting stories to tell about 4 bicycle riders that have touched my life forever.  Actually there were probably about 500 people that touched my life forever, but I am sure the four stories I will pass along will be very entertaining .  That being said let me just give you an overview of who showed up to speak to everyone.  John McCain, Sanjay Gupta, our former Surgeons General Carmona, The President of Ohio State University, just to name a few.  I am in Las Vegas on business this week and don't have my notes to refer to but I will give credit to the names I have left out as soon as I return.  We all bonded with our signature team, the "Orange Bandits" (see picture) because this was a very emotional week.  It was draining and exhausting, but a "good" tired.  FYI, 5 of the people in this picture have had Cancer.

Dscn1470_6 Lance Armstrong spoke to us every day and was moving around the Summit like all the other participants, including his stops to our favorite coffee shop.  He is a good guy, very "boyish" and very down to earth.  Here is a little trivia, I was on the plane to Dallas with his Mother, Step Father, and other members of his "Family".  I am now a LIVESTRONG Army Leader and feel that the bicycle riding along with my friends from Trek will be a natural fit.  Here are a couple of clues about who I ran into at the Summit:  "Hi Marie", "Look at MY tattoo. AND another..."Do you remember me?"  I can't wait to write the next story.

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Comments

Hi Marie,
Can't wait to read the stories!!! You didn't by chance meet a young woman by the name of Amy Dilbeck while you there? She's a childhood cancer survivor and was featured in the LiveStrong ads and on the web site? I used to work with her at CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation and she's an incredible speaker and advocate.

Have fun in Vegas!! [But you probably won't tell us everything ;)]

Posted by: Laura | Jul 30, 2008 8:31:34 AM

Marie,
I can't wait to hear about your experiences. I am so proud to know you and feel so connected by your experience with the LiveSTRONG organization. You really reach both in and outside of yourself to connect your experiences for the good of all of us and it always shines through. Thank you.
-Jen

Posted by: Jen | Aug 1, 2008 9:19:04 AM

The name sounds really familiar, I will go to the sight and look at her picture. So many fantastic, courageous souls. I loved them all.
M

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Aug 1, 2008 1:44:25 PM

Thanks for the nice comments Jen. It was a very healing exprience for me. I'm just getting started.

M

Posted by: Trek Sister Marie | Aug 1, 2008 1:45:56 PM

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