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=PR= Talk Series: Grace, Grit and Gratitude
October 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
In celebration of World Mental Health Day, =PR= One Loudoun is thrilled to welcome Pam Rickard, who will share her story of “Grace, Grit and Gratitude.” Over the 30+ years of her running career, Pam Rickard has completed countless races, including more than 75 marathons and ultra-marathons. During the past 10 years, her races have included a 7-day adventure across China’s Gobi Desert and a 100k trek through the Alps from Italy to France. In 2008, her journey from addiction to recovery and redemption was featured in the book “A Race Like No Other,” New York Times writer Liz Robbins’ chronicle of the 2007 New York City Marathon. She was also a member of the 2016 6-person Icebreaker Run team, running across the US to bring awareness to mental health issues.
Pam lives in Rocky Mount, VA and serves as the Director of Herren Runs, an initiative of former NBA basketball player Chris Herren’s foundation, Herren Project. Herren Runs engages people to run, walk, and participate in healthy activities, helping each other, and others, live stronger, healthier lives. The initiative raises awareness and funding for Herren Project’s mission, which includes providing addiction recovery resources, education and prevention initiatives across the country.
If you would like to join us, please RSVP below! We hope to see you there!