Helene Neville Is Setting World Record as First Grandmother, Nurse and Cancer Survivor to Run The Perimeter Of Contiguous U.S.
Inspiring others to rethink impossible…
WHAT: Las Vegas resident Helene Neville, four-time cancer survivor, nurse, grandmother and author of three books, will start her fourth and final continental run on May 1, 2015, in St. Stephen, N.B., Canada. Her 3,680-mile journey over 127 days will end at Ocean Shores, Washington.
In 2010 Helene went running. In brutal summer heat, she completed her first historic run from California to Florida, running an astounding 2,520 miles in 93 days. Against all odds on the highway of America, Helene became the first runner ever to run the transcontinental southern route in the summer.
In 2011, Helene’s fourth battle with cancer delayed her second transcontinental run. But that didn’t stop her from running 1,560 miles from Vancouver, Canada to Tijuana, Mexico in 2013 at age of 52. On this historic run, she also carried the ashes of her recently deceased brother, an accomplished guitar player.
Helene’s third transcontinental run started May 1, 2014 in Marathon, Florida and finished 67 days and 1,860 miles later in Portland, Maine.
Her sense of purpose is immense. While running those miles, she still has the energy and determination to share her story and promote health at more than 100 hospitals, schools, businesses, cancer centers, military bases and fire departments. To honor the memory of her late brother, she also visits guitar shops.
QUOTE: “Life happens only once, why keep the best for last when we don’t know when last will come?”
WHEN: Starts run on Friday, May 1, 2015 (for 127 days) Ends September 5, 2015
WHERE: St. Stephen, N.B., Canada to Ocean Shores, Washington
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