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Team Kilimanjaro
Amount Raised
105 percent of goal achieved.
Goal: $100,000.00
Achieved: $104,545.00
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About me

I am a biotechnology executive with over 20 years’ experience in specialty pharma, diagnostics and supporting children with cancer. I currently serve as vice president of operations at Veracyte, a genomic diagnostics company whose tests help improve diagnosis and treatment decisions for people with suspected cancer and other diseases.

I have completed 100+ ultrarunning endurance events, including 3 runs around Mt Blanc, several skyraces and stage races, often at high elevations. Trail running is my meditation and I'm grateful to live in a trail runner’s paradise- The San Francisco Bay Area.

Why am I doing this?

I am taking on this challenge because cancer touches us all and because I love being outside and connecting in nature. Nature is meditative, energizing and healing. Being able to run (or hike, or ride) in the mountains is a privilege. I love a good physical & mental challenge and facing these challenges while raising money for a cause gives me purpose. My philosophy in life is to face and conquer athletic endeavors that scare me and push me out of my comfort zone, being at 19,341 above sea level does both. Yikes!

I am grateful to Veracyte for its support of me – and the whole Team Kilimanjaro expedition – as part of its expanded work to tackle this deadly disease, particularly through early detection of lung cancer.


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