2006, Sharon Quigley had a Transient Ischemic Attack—often called a mini-stroke.
was 36 and within months a friend convinced her to take up running. In 2010 she
completed the first of nine marathons, including two New York City Marathons
that she ran on behalf of the National Stroke Association and raised more than
had an outpouring of support from my friends and family. Now to be able to help
people who might never be able to walk a mile is very meaningful to me,” said
also found a home in the running community and today is co-head coach of Team
Bellemeade which meets weekly on the southside of Richmond City, Va. at
Bellemeade Community Center.
has set her sights on the National Stroke Association’s Comeback Trail run/walk on April 22 at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Plaza in Washington,
need to be educated about stroke,” said Quigley. “Stroke touches people lives
but it doesn’t get the shine that it could so it’s important to me to get