The night started with cocktails and networking with over 60 powerful women (and a few men) getting to know one another. There was a news station and a photographer in order to capture the highlights of the evening.
Once we got seated in our private room at Seasons 52, we each introduced ourself with our name and what we do. I was blown away by the STRENGTH in the room for you could tell with every introduction that each person was extremly passionate about her profession.
As we enjoyed a family-style dinner provided by Seasons 52, the JWEN organizer introduced the panel of speakers as well as the highlights of the event. The panel included
-Kellie Smirnoff (Epicman OVERALL winner, running a relay of 110 miles with her sister)
-Dr. Perez (the co-founder of the 26.2 with Donna and Deputy Director of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. She is an internationally recognized leader in breast cancer research and the recipient of many distinguished awards for her ground-breaking work in cancer research)
-Jennifer Levinson (Senior Director at NBA Creative Services, a 10-year survivor and active breast cancer advocate. Jen has served on the board of the Young Survivors' Coalition and the Florida Breast Cancer Coalition Research Foundation and she is a recipient of the National Breast Cancer Coalition's Advocacy Award)
-Donna Deegan (News anchor, author, breast cancer survivor and founder of the 26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer)
-And ME! 5x Ironman finisher, Clinical dietitian, Master of science in exercise physiology, coach.
This JWEN/110% play harder event raised over $7000 for breast cancer research and I have a feeling that the fundraising is only begining! Feel free to donate at the above link.
Me, David Green, CEO of 110% Play Harder, Kellie Smirnoff (EPICMAN OVERALL finisher)
My new AMAZING "boss" at Spa Me
, Dr. Townsend (owner of his own family practice with Baptist Medical Center)
The INSPIRING panel of speakers...what an honor to be part of this crew!!
The delicious food at Seasons 52!