Women In Business Luncheon: Colleen Kelly Alexander

The Madison Chamber of Commerce and Clinton Chamber of Commerce Present:

 The Women In Business Luncheon Featuring Colleen Kelly Alexander.

Madison Beach Hotel
94 W. Wharf Rd
Madison, CT 06443
USA

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

Gratitude in Motion: A True Story of Hope, Determination, and the Everyday Heroes Around Us Cover ImageIt was a beautiful fall day in Connecticut when Colleen Kelly Alexander, a lifelong athlete, rode her bike home from work. She had survived both a diagnosis of lupus and brain surgery, had a fulfilling career, and was married at last to the love of her life. Everything was good as she coasted along, meeting the eyes of a truck driver as he approached the stop sign beside her.

He didn't stop. The truck hit Colleen, running over her lower body with front and back tires and dragging her across the pavement. As she bled out in the street, nearby strangers surrounded her and the driver attempted to get away. An EMT herself, Colleen knew she had to stay awake. "I've just been reconnected with my soulmate," she told the medic. "We want to have a baby. I can't die now. Please don't let me die."

Five weeks in a coma and twenty-nine surgeries later, Colleen survived. Rather than let the trauma and PTSD control her life, she became determined to find a way to make something positive from her pain. She decided she'd run again and dedicate her race medals to the everyday heroes around us, including the medical staff and blood donors who saved her life. Since then Colleen has run fifty races and completed forty triathlons, including four half-Ironman events. Now a spokesperson for the Red Cross, Colleen shares her incredible inspirational story to encourage others to take that first step forward.Image result for Colleen Kelly Alexander

Colleen Kelly Alexander is a lifelong athlete and motivational speaker. With her indomitable spirit and amazing story of survival, Colleen teaches others how to aim higher, be stronger, and use adversity as a catalyst to make themselves and the world better. She was the executive director of the Common Ground Youth Center in Vermont for eight years, and a regional program manager for PeaceJam, where Nobel Peace Prize laureates mentor youth. She has also worked for, volunteered for, and is heavily involved with the Red Cross. She lives in a New England coastal town with her husband and their three dogs and cat.

Tickets available through Madison Chamber of Commerce.

 

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Event address: 
Madison Beach Hotel
94 W. Wharf Rd
Madison, CT 06443
Gratitude in Motion: A True Story of Hope, Determination, and the Everyday Heroes Around Us Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781455571130
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Published: Center Street - January 16th, 2018