Like many of the families that have benefited from treatment at Caron, Linda actually experienced the heartache and inspiration of helping a family member overcome chemical dependency. Now she's sharing that experience with the nation on Run7on7.com in hopes of informing other families that there is a solution and that addiction can happen to any family.
Physically, Linda is a far cry from your typical 55-year old grandmother of three. She's a trained runner who has participated in multiple marathons and triathlons around the world including Big Sur, Alaska and Berlin.
She has also completed numerous extreme races including many Ironman full, half and Olympic distance triathlons, including: Ironman Florida, Long Course Worlds in Sweden, Ironman Lanzarote, Ironman World Championships, Kona Hawaii and Ironman 70.3 Worlds in Clearwater, Florida.
Linda's definitely fit for the challenge," says Linda's coach and trainer, Keith Brantly, 1996 Olympic Team Member, Marathon. "However, she's experiencing some of the harshest conditions a runner could face, from desert heat to sub-zero temperatures. It's a testament to her devotion to the Caron Renaissance Institute."
To help get the word out and to support her mission, Linda has partnered with BP Products North America Inc. and SkirtSports. Currently, Linda is speaking on behalf of the launch of BP gasoline with Invigorate, a unique formula that helps cars run younger for longer. She is also spreading the news about BP's exciting online promotion, that includes a chance to win $10,000 in BP gift cards at bpinvigorate.com.
SkirtSports, an athletic apparel company, has fitted Linda with her running clothes and is offering a 15% discount to all online shoppers, with proceeds benefiting Caron (visit skirtsports.com and use the "7on7" promotional code).
Linda's journey began with the nation's premiere Boston marathon and
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