Lisa Hermes: Athlete of the Week
by Nigel Chiwaya
Aug 19, 2009 | 2379 views | 1 1 comments | 33 33 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ladies and gentlemen, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a Yankees or a Red Sox fan, a Jets or Patriots fan, or a Mets or Phillies fan- we all have a common enemy in cancer. But this week’s athlete of the week, Lisa Hermes, took a stand against and scored a big blow in the fight against the disease.

Hermes, who ran in the New York City Half-Marathon this past Sunday, did so as a charity runner for the American Cancer Society. Hermes, who recently lost a family member to cancer, raised a whopping $1,175 to aid in cancer research and treatment.

And Hermes, who said she couldn’t imagine herself running in a half-marathon prior to taking on the challenge, finished the 13-mile trek in a respectable 2 hours and 10 minutes, (a whole two hours faster than this reporter could’ve done even on his best day.)

So, for helping to kick cancer’s butt, we offer a thank you to this week’s athlete of the week: Lisa Hermes.
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Heather D
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August 21, 2009
Way to go Lisa!! You should be athlete of the year!!