Monday, December 03, 2007

Speaking at Joslin Black Tie Gala, November 3, 2007

I was so honored to be invited to speak at the black tie gala dinner in Boston for the Joslin Diabetes Center, Nov. 3. It was the week before my last race in Miami on Nov. 11. Anna and I brought Janna on her first airplane ride (she did great) and even brought her down to the dinner for a few minutes.

I was thrilled to hopefully motivate the crowd a little with my Finish Line Vision message, and also thank them for supporting Joslin and research and treatment of diabetes. One of the photos is a banner that the boys at Camp Joslin made, quoting a line from my remarks to them at camp this summer: "Diabetes is Messing with the Wrong Guys!" I wanted this audience to know that while those kids are counting on them for research and treatment at Joslin, they are also not letting diabetes defeat them.

Joslin President Ranch Kimball is a great leader and I'm honored to call him a friend. I look forward to more events with Joslin next year!

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