Daphne's story is one of a devoted athlete whose life was changed forever when she was diagnosed with lymphoma in June of 2018. Just five years prior, Daphne, the Race Director of the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate, chose The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as the charity partner for the marathon in 2013. She had no personal ties or connections with lymphoma or leukemia, saying "I just thought they were a solid organization to give back to and to help support through our event."
After being diagnosed last year, Daphne turned to LLS for information, support and a community to help her through the trying battle ahead of her, saying "when I received the lymphoma diagnosis I knew that it would be very important for me to learn all that I can about my cancer and then support the organization that is dedicating its research dollars to finding a cure."
6 months of chemotherapy later and Daphne is in remission! Although faced with two years of maintenance chemo, Daphne stands strong with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, saying "Since I am 42 years old, healthy and have a long life ahead of me, it is important for me to find a cure to this cancer." Shortly after her diagnosis, Daphne reached out to LLS to bring Team In Training back to the Asheville Marathon at Biltmore Estate as the champion charity.
Daphne avidly supports LLS through Team In Training, saying "It is VERY important to me, now for my own personal reasons, that we find cures! I have decided to become a Team In Training fundraiser."