TED Talk inspires CDCR employee to take action against cancer

CNE Phillip Mallory raised $4,500 for cancer research with the help of his CDCR coworkers.

CNE Phillip Mallory raised $4,500 for cancer research with the help of his CDCR coworkers.

A chief nurse executive (CNE) was so moved by a grieving mother’s story, he was inspired to take action.

Three months ago, Central California Women’s Facility CNE Phillip Mallory listened to a TED Talk about a mother who lost a child to brain cancer.

“After her son’s death, she started Noah’s Light Foundation to help cure pediatric brain cancer. I knew after listening to the TED Talk, I had to step up,” Mallory said.

He completed a 100.3 mile bike ride April 2, and a half marathon April 3 in The California Classic, raising $4,500 thanks to his coworkers at CDCR. The money was then donated to Noah’s Light Foundation.

“I started training early mornings and fund raising. With the love and support of friends, peers, colleagues and CDCR, I was able to accomplish my goal. The ability to use my life’s energy for positivity is what drives me in all my elemental focuses,” Mallory said. “Thank you to all who shared in this journey and I am deeply blessed to have been the facilitator. As for my next chapter that has yet to be written, but I’m open to any challenge.”

(Editor’s note: Some websites may not be accessible from a CDCR computer.)

Learn more about Noah’s Light Foundation, https://www.noahslightfoundation.org/


11 Responses

  1. Chris b. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 / 12:51 pm

    That is awesome, Andy.

  2. Malychanh Williams Tuesday, May 17, 2016 / 11:15 pm

    It takes individuals like you to make a change for the greater good. Awesome job!

  3. Tammy Cardoso Tuesday, May 17, 2016 / 4:05 pm

    Wonderful act of kindness Mr. Mallory!

  4. J. Cardenas Monday, May 16, 2016 / 10:06 am

    Good job!

  5. ROSA MAYA Monday, May 16, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Mr. Mallory
    Just want to take a minute and praise God for your love of others, for surely His love was manifested in you and through you. God bless you and all your future endeavors. We continue to pray for all the families that God will give them peace and strength.

  6. KAYLA HOOVEN Friday, May 13, 2016 / 11:58 am

    Awesome! So inspirational.

  7. Bryan Rice RN HDSP Friday, May 13, 2016 / 10:18 am

    Excellent job my friend. Keep up the strong work

  8. Karen Bains Friday, May 13, 2016 / 10:09 am

    Mr. Mallory,

    Thank you for your compassionate heart toward others. This inspiring story gave you the strength to help continue the fight to find a cure for cancer.

    God Bless!

  9. Valerie Estrella Friday, May 13, 2016 / 10:08 am

    Congratulations! You are a motivation for all people. Thank you!!

  10. Yesenia Perez Friday, May 13, 2016 / 9:56 am

    This is awesome.

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