Monday, April 5, 2010

Men's Health forum with a running inspiration on the side

It's one thing to run a marathon or climb a mountain. It's an entirely different thing to overcome what Dick Beardsley has been through in his lifetime.

As mentioned in Monday's story in the Valley section of the Free Press, Beardsley has had his fair share of adversity. A second-place finisher at Boston Marathon in 1982, Beardsley has since been in an auger accident, two severe car accidents, was hit by a truck while running and, last but not least, fought through an addiction to pain killers. Through it all, Beardsley has maintained an active lifestyle and even continues to run on a recreational basis.

Inspiring stuff.

Beardsley will be the keynote speaker at the Men's Health Forum tonight at the Madison East Center. The forum goes from 5-8:30 p.m. and will be roughly be divided up into the following time-wise (the information came from a Facebook event invitation, so trust it at your own peril):

  • 5:00-6:30 p.m. -- Informational booths, health screenings, interactive breakouts
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. -- Panel Discussion with Mankato Clinic health care providers, prize drawings

There is no cost to attend the event.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I am actually getting ready to across this information, is very helpful my friend. Also great blog here with all of the valuable information you have. Keep up the good work you are doing here. Gavin Whitestone