RAI representatives, Jackie McNamara (Chair, Corporate Sponsorships) and Ryan O’Donoghue (Founder/President) served as delegates at the 2008 LIVESTRONG™ Summit. The four day seminar took place July 24 – 27 at The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio, and included a Presidential Town Hall on Cancer on July 24.
Jackie and Ryan were identified and accepted through an application process to be inspired by renowned keynote speakers and to become empowered through hands-on training sessions. Jackie studied Grassroots Fundraising, while Ryan studied Grassroots Advocacy.
The Summit hosted nearly 1,000 delegates representing cancer survivors, medical professionals and non-profit leaders from all across the country. RAI took advantage of the amazing networking opportunity to learn and grow, and as a result established new partnerships that will help provide Adolescents and Young Adults with support services they need in their fight against cancer.
Lastly, RAI played a small but important role in hosting the LAF Board of Directors in Ohio. With the help of Kristen Luff, LAF directors were able to enjoy a wonderful dining experience at ‘M’ following a long day of meetings. As a result, Jackie, Kristen and Ryan had the privilege of meeting LAF leadership - including Lance! See below for pictures from the weekend:
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