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