I am headed to Minnesota this weekend for state #39 in Chaska. The Chaska Triathlon has been so supportive and I want to thank the race director for connecting me with the press. I interviewed with the Chaska Herald and hope to have a story in the paper two days before the event. It's been a learning process with the press but what I discovered is that if the campaign gets some press a few days before, race participants know who I am and approach me (or are more approachable) the day of the event. That means that women (and men) are more receptive to the information I share about early detection of ovarian cancer. That's the point after all. So a big shout out to the RD for helping make an impact in Minnesota!
On another note, selfishly I chose Chaska for it's proximity to several of my friends. I've got three people I am visiting while in the area for 60 hours. It'll be more of a whirlwind tour than usual but worth it to be able to connect with "old" friends along the way....all at 46 degrees latitude. Now that's way up north!