Bridges of Hope

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Bridges of Hope

From Beth Colvin Koelbel

I'm raising money to help my dear friend and 6 time cancer survivor to compete for a world record on Thanksiving by completing 2 marathons (1 on each coast) in 24 hours!! Helene runs to inspire others and raise cancer...

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Bridges of Hope World Record Attempt

Helene Neville, a 63-year-old nurse, mom, grandma, author, and inspirational speaker, is in remission from a rare, aggressive, and advanced Stage IV cancer. After fighting for her life through the valley of the shadow of death, she turned her death sentence into a life sentence…Helene’s next chapter is unfolding. If not now, when?

 On November 23, 2023, Thanksgiving, at 12:01 a.m.

Helene will run the iconic Brooklyn Bridge - 24 times/26.2 miles.

Then fly 3,370 miles and run the iconic Golden Gate Bridge 16 times/26.2 miles.

Helene will aim to finish both bridges, including travel logistics, in 24 hours.

  • At age 59, Helene finished her run across all 50 U.S. states/13,850 miles.
  • At age 56, Helene ran for 35 hours/135 miles back and forth on the Las Vegas Strip. Then ran up and down 389 times/16 miles on the “Rocky Steps.”
  • In March 2020, Helene ran to the front line as a travel nurse during COVID-19, and by October 2020, was diagnosed with cancer.

 “The role of inspiring hope in humankind gives me purpose. Ocean to ocean, and everywhere in between, bridges symbolize unity, optimism, and connectedness. I run for those who can’t, those who suffer, those who are no longer with us, and those fighting for their lives. I run to provide light where most see only darkness encouraging them to “Rethink Impossible.” Believing we are better together; my community is my country.”

 Follow Helene’s historical inspiring comeback story… Facebook/One On The Run or Facebook/Helene Neville


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