Sarah Smith, NTPA Publications Editor and Merchandise/Webmall Coordinator, has been honored with the Lashutka Spirit Award in conjunction with the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon.
She and her husband Chris will join 20,000 other participants in the Columbus Marathon on Sunday, October 21, she for the fourth time. But this year, they and a group of friends will be running in support of a cause: Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, with which Sarah was diagnosed this past July. Her motto, inspired by The Puller magazine feature subject Dave Archer, is "Bound and Determined."
Brief profiles on this year's 10 Spirit Award winners appear on the Marathon's website and blog. A full-length article on Sarah, Chris, Millie (pictured), and J.J. will appear in the Columbus Dispatch in the coming days.
We offer our congratulations to Sarah and our encouragement in this and all of her future marathons.