It's time too celebrate everyone’s accomplishments in 2015 and plan for 2016! Let’s raise a glass, or two, to all TTC members, celebrate our races and share a few laughs about our mishaps.
The Annual General Meeting will be followed by dinner and the awards ceremony,
FEES (for dinner):
Please purchase tickets by Friday, November 6. Tickets for dinner will not be sold at the door. We request you still RSVP even if you will only be attending the AGM.
GUEST SPEAKER: Krysten Siba Bishop
Krysten is the author of the health and wellness blog The Misadventures of a Darwinian Fail which focuses on creating a healthy, balanced life all while battling her genetic shortcomings. She knows all too well the effects genetics can have on our general health and wellness, but Darwin also qualified his idea of genetic fitness to include more than just biology. Fitness is also defined by adaptability, perseverance, and strength – and this is the definition she hopes will define her as her journey progresses.
Krysten’s misadventures began almost a decade ago when she was officially diagnosed with a rare arrhythmia, formally known at prolonged QT syndrome. It is a hereditary condition and is one caused by a certain set of genetic mutations. She was 17 when she was diagnosed and 18 when she was fitted with her first pacemaker/defibrillator. It took some time but barring the general maintenance required to maintain this device, and the rare but inevitable human error - she now has a very happy healthy heart.
Genetics is not quite ready to releases hold over Krysten just yet though, because after her mother’s recent battle with breast cancer it has been confirmed that this battle was a direct result of another set of faulty genes known as BRCA 1. And 2011 it has been established that Krysten is a Darwinian Fail all over again and BRCA positive. She has made the decision to act preventatively and has and signed up for a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.
This year she will be making health her priority. After choosing to follow through with a radical treatment plan while making these extreme changes to her body she is refusing to slack on the areas that can easily be controlled. Maintaining a healthy diet, a regular exercise routine, and a balanced lifestyle is all part of her Genetic Battle Plan. This year she plans to beat genetics, heart disease, and breast cancer all while striving for triathlon glory.
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