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56-Year-Old Grandmother Heads to Antarctica to Run Her Seventh Worldwide Marathon in Under a Year
Date:3/3/2009

inda is forever grateful for. In fact, five members of Caron's staff have run alongside her to support this momentous initiative.

"We are honored by Linda's efforts on Caron's behalf," says Missy Orlando, Executive Vice President, of Communications and Marketing at Caron Treatment Centers. "Linda's worldwide mission, and her stepdaughter's successful recovery, has been an inspiration to all of us."

To document her mission, Linda launched www.Run7on7.com, a captivating Web site that has been following her adventure around the globe with video footage, media highlights and more while accepting the much-needed scholarship donations.

Linda's been sharing the experience of helping a loved one overcome their chemical dependency on www.Run7on7.com and in public forums where she hopes to inform other families that addiction doesn't discriminate but that there is hope for a successful recovery. Linda is also beginning the groundwork for a national recovery movement and will be making a special announcement about her plans to continue her mission to raise one million dollars for Caron sometime after Antarctica.

Physically, Linda is a far cry from your typical 56-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.

To help get the word out and to support her mission, Linda has partnered with BP Products North America Inc. and SkirtSports. Currently, Linda - a member of BP's "Team Invigorate" - is spe
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