Join them for the Annual Y Community Awards Dinner this Thursday, May 12th at Farandas! The evening will include an awards ceremony recognizing those who have made a tremendous impact in our community, with special guest speaker Hannah McKeand and an elegant dinner.
About Special Guest Speaker Hannah McKeand:
British adventurer and endurance athlete Hannah McKeand became the fastest person ever to trek to the South Pole, solo and unaided in December 2006. During this expedition, Hannah pulled a sled that weighed up to 100kg (16st) for 690 miles from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. Despite a diet of fudge and chocolate, Hannah lost three stone during her solo trek. Completing her polar expedition in just 39 days, 9 hours and 33 minutes, Hannah broke the world record for the fastest solo, unsupported journey. (And she remains the fastest woman to complete this route solo and unassisted.)
Hannah McKeand has now trekked to the South Pole from the coast six times – more than anyone else in the world. A highly respected Polar Guide, Hannah continues to lead others to realise their polar ambitions in Antarctica. Hannah’s inspirational story delivers powerful messages about extending your own limits, developing potential and effective teamwork for businesses across all sectors. She is passionate about raising environmental awareness too where appropriate.
There will be three award categories; Youth Leader, Emerging Leader and Community Leader. Learn more at kishymca.wix.com/y-awards-dinner-2016 . For questions please contact Name: Debbie Madeley at Kishwaukee Family YMCA: 815.756.9577.