Member(s) of the Month
Dr. Dawn Estelle & Winter Vinecki
(Photo Credit: Dawn Estelle)
Meet our acclaimed December Members of the Month: 14-year old Winter Vinecki and her mother Dr. Dawn Estelle. Dawn and Winter finished their seventh continent together on our trip to the 2013 Athens Classic Marathon in November, becoming the first mother/daughter team to do so.
Winter also accomplished the amazing goal of finishing 7 marathons on 7 continents before her 15th birthday (which happens to be this month- Happy Birthday Winter!) She was the youngest person to finish the Antarctica Marathon in 2013, and has now officially set the World Record as the youngest person to complete a marathon on all seven continents.
While world records are great, there is an even greater cause behind Winter's determination. After losing her Dad at age 9 to an aggressive form of prostrate cancer, she formed Team Winter - a non-profit ogranization raising money for prostrate cancer research & awareness, a disease that currently 1 in 6 men face. Team Winter has raised over $400,000 toward this effort and counting.
You can read more about Dawn & Winter in their member profiles: