Joanna Winsborough dedicated her life to ensuring KEEN athletes with disabilities were empowered and successful. Though Joanna passed away from cancer last year, her continuing legacy was on full display at this year’s Los Angeles Marathon as each TEAM KEEN athlete crossed the finish line.
According to the World Health Organization, endometriosis affects 190 million women worldwide. This journey of pain, isolation and discouragement eventually brought Lindsey into a community she never knew existed; one that was crucial for her to continue her fight. She became connected to a network of supporters through online groups and organizations like the Endometriosis Foundation.
Kostya and his team at YouthReach International have dedicated themselves to the next stage of this journey: providing a safe and normal life for the kids in Germany, and healing from the trauma of war and displacement.
It’s time to go big or go home! That’s the spirit that sent KEEN New York’s executive director, Amanda Alvarado, to the finish line of the 2022 Los Angeles Marathon. She teamed up with KEEN USA board president John Hayato Branderhorst, who pushed her specially designed wheelchair all 26.2 miles.
From filling space with vibrant music, breaking down cardboard, and helping with the Grocery Rescue Program, "The Connector" jumps in wherever he can to help, saying hi to friends along the way and welcoming newcomers.