Welcome back DONNA ‘Streakers’, Olympians and Special Guests Joan Benoit Samuelson and Jeff Galloway. Look for Joanie and Jeff as a part of the DONNA Expo Friday and Saturday, and on the road with you at the 10K on Saturday and Marathon Events on Sunday. Also returning as our special guest, former NFL Quarterback David Garrard.
We are also excited to announce our keynote speaker for the DONNA Fundraising Dinner Dr. Gerald G. Jampolsky, author of the best-selling book Love is Letting Go of Fear, accompanying his wife Diane Cirincione, Ph.D.
Adult & Child Psychiatrist, Founder of Attitudinal Healing, Author
Dr. Jampolsky is a child and adult psychiatrist, graduate of Stanford Medical School, and former faculty member of the University of California School of Medicine. He is the Founder of Attitudinal Healing, and in 1975, he established the original Center for Attitudinal Healing (CAH), where children, adolescents and adults with life-threatening illnesses find peace of mind through his Peer Support Group Model. In 2005, he received the prestigious Excellence in Medicine – Pride in the Profession Award from the American Medical Association for his widespread, cross cultural, groundbreaking work. Today, there are independent CAHs on five continents. He and his wife, Co-Founder of Attitudinal Healing International, Diane Cirincione, Ph.D., are co-authors to numerous best-selling books and are both adjuncts of the John A. Burns School of Medicine – University of Hawaii.
US Olympian Gold Medalist, Author
An Olympian well known in the running world, Samuelson won the Boston Marathon in 1979 and again in 1983. She won gold at the Olympics’ first women’s marathon in 1984 and won the Chicago Marathon in 1985. She has written books including Running Tide and Running for Women. A participant in the DONNA since the Inaugural Year, Joanie is a much-loved DONNA Streaker and will be running the event with you in 2017.
US Olympian, Author, Inspirational Speaker, DONNA Training Director
Jeff Galloway is the most recognized name in the sport of running according to Running USA. Over a million runners and walkers have read Galloway books, attended his retreats / running schools, received E-coaching or individual consultation or joined his training programs. His doable plans have opened up the life-changing experience of finishing a distance event to almost everyone. His methods have reduced aches, pains and injuries to almost zero. Jeff is in front of an audience motivating and teaching over 200 times a year–helping those of all abilities to enjoy exercise until they are 100! We are proud to call Jeff Galloway our official Training Director, and is a Founding Member of 26.2 with DONNA.
Former NFL Quarterback, Owner of Retro Fitness of Jacksonville, Official Personal Trainer of DONNA
David Garrard is a former NFL Quarterback, playing twelve seasons in the league. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2002, and served as the team’s starting quarterback from 2007 to 2010. David is now the proud owner of Retro Fitness of Jacksonville, the official Personal Trainers of DONNA. He will be signing autographs in the Retro Fitness Booth at the DONNA Expo. Warm-up with David and the Retro Fitness Team Saturday morning starting at 7:30 a.m. for the 10K and again at 9:40 am. for the 5K & Family Fun Run.