National Collegiate Honors Council


Date of this Version

Spring 2005


Published in Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council 6:1, Spring/Summer 2005. Copyright © 2005 by the National Collegiate Honors Council.


I recently received a letter from one of our Honors alumnae. Zoë wrote: “I’m doing it again! I’ve decided to run another marathon in support of the Leukemia Society of America in Anchorage, Alaska. Five years ago, I undertook a great challenge when I successfully completed the marathon in San Diego, running 26.2 miles in just over 4 1/2 hours. Although training in Alaska has proved challenging–getting up in the dark to confront freezing temperatures, snow and ice, while trying to avoid running into moose (which, believe it or not, happens often), the challenges that I’m encountering are nothing compared to the struggles faced by those who are racing for their lives against serious illnesses.”