From the Glastonbury Citizen: May 10, 2019(article with photo archived below) Susanne Cesana is more than just “visually impaired.” She is, she says bluntly, “Blind.” But that’s not stopping the 65-year-old Glastonbury resident from taking part in this Saturday’s Bill Landers Building Bridges Memorial 5K Run/Walk. With the help of a volunteer athlete from Achilles […]Read More Lack of Eyesight Doesn’t Hold Back Local Runner
Milford resident won’t let her new disabilities define her Achilles Connecticut athlete Gail Bruno has earned the title “Survivor” – several times over. As a 20-something, Gail sustained a head-and-neck injury in the workplace. Recovery involved nine months of therapy. Flash forward to September 11, 2001. Gail had recently arrived to her workplace. The Twin […]Read More Meet Three-time Survivor and Achilles Athlete, Gail Bruno
Connecticut athlete who defied odds to speak at July Achilles Connecticut events On race courses, Colleen Kelly Alexander prefers to blend in with the other athletes who are giving it their all. Her backstory is an extraordinary one – an athlete who, by all logic, should have died in a horrific accident on a road […]Read More Achilles Member/Author Colleen Kelly Alexander Shares Her Story of ‘Gratitude’
It started with the shirts. It continues, for Achilles athlete Mike Tubiak and his frequent guide, Laura LaRiviere, with their being named Achilles Connecticut Chapter’s Athlete and Volunteer of 2017. Ask Achilles athlete Mike and his frequent guide, Laura, how they got first got involved with the Connecticut Chapter of Achilles International, and for both, […]Read More Meet Achilles Connecticut’s Athlete and Volunteer of 2017!
This year, as in several years past, Cigna is the sponsor for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. I had the pleasure of being invited to the blogger meetup event taking place this weekend. Prior to the races this year, I want to share some inspirational stories with you to give you some encouragement if […]Read More 2017 runDisney Marathon Weekend Race Inspiration – Nicole Gaines
February 16, 2017 | Michael Lo Presti Source: https://www.rundisney.com/blog/articles/Running-as-a-Guide-for-Achilles-The-Shift-fromSelf-to-Other/ In some ways, running can be considered a selfish sport. It’s all about you, and the time you personally dedicate to getting in your miles or crossing that finish line. After nearly 20 years of running races ranging from 5Ks to ultramarathons, I know […]Read More Running as a Guide for Achilles: The Shift from Self to Other
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (Chauncey Conference Center-Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford) Sunday, March 13th 1pm-3:30pm *Mandatory for athletes and volunteers who are new and/or plan to be active in 2016. Athlete and volunteer handbooks will be distributed as well as team t-shirts. Light refreshments will be served OPENING WEEKEND (*New this year-find a race in or near your […]Read More ANNOUNCING…. 2016 TEAM ACHILLES CT EVENTS
Charity Miles Challenge Feb 5, 2016 | Karen Kantor – Achilles Pikes Peak Message from Karen Kantor – Achilles Pikes Peak: Hey Team! I am a Wounded Vet and athlete for the Achilles International Pikes Peak Chapter in Colorado Springs. This year, our chapter made a commitment to run, walk and roll 4,000 miles to benefit […]Read More Charity Miles Challenge
Jan 1, 2016 | Erin Spaulding Happy New Year Achilles CT! As we look ahead to the 2016 racing season, I’d like to take a few moments to reflect on the incredible 2015 accomplishments of the Achilles CT Chapter! Whether you are a new or seasoned athlete, guide, volunteer, donor, sponsor, committee member, Advisory Board […]Read More 2015 ACHILLES CT YEAR IN REVIEW
Nov 12, 2015 | Erin Spaulding, Achilles CT Chapter President In the early hours of Sunday, November 1st, 7 Achilles CT athletes (and 1 honorary) and 8 guides arrived in Staten Island to embark on a journey that would take them on foot through the five boroughs of New York City; or as guide Chris Love […]Read More ACHILLES CT ATHLETES AND GUIDES GOT THEIR NEW YORK ON!