The Center for HOPE will welcome world-class triathlete, cancer survivor and author Karen Newman to the podium as the speaker for its 2016 Annual Luncheon on Tuesday, May 3. The event will be held at 11 a.m. at Wee Burn Country Club in Darien.
Newman is an eight-time All-American triathlete who earned a silver medal at the 2012 Age Group Triathlon World Championships in Auckland, NZ. She followed up that performance a year later by setting a triathlon world record at Huntsman Senior Games in Utah. While Newman's awards and accolades rival those of the most accomplished athlete, what's remarkable is how she managed to train despite undergoing debilitating treatment for advanced breast cancer.
Newman's new book, Just Three Words, is a gripping story that reveals the incredible power words have –to shatter or empower us –and the astonishing potential that love has to heal. Newman has inspired thousands as she continued training and competing in triathlons throughout her grueling cancer treatments, and was featured on the NBC Today show twice because of her rousing message of hope.
The 2016 Center for HOPE Luncheon is co-chaired by Kelly Corroon, Stephanie Douglass, Barbara Epifanio and Susan Yonce. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids, Family Centers’ programs offering counseling and support to residents of lower Fairfield County coping with a loss, a critical illness or life-altering circumstance.
Tickets start at $125. Several exciting sponsorship opportunities – which include a semi-private reception with Newman – are also available. Several exciting sponsorship opportunities – which include a semi-private reception with Newman – are also available. A copy of Newman’s book will be included with each ticket purchase.