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Wendy Booker  

Mountain Climber, Marathon Runner, Adventurer & Author with Multiple Sclerosis

Wendy Booker is a life-long adventurer, author, speaker and advocate within the global MS community. Booker has 16 years of experience in patient advocacy, community engagement, marketing communications, media, events and public affairs in the biotechnology/ pharmaceutical sector.

Diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 1998, Booker did not consider herself an athlete. She did however know that she was not going to take her diagnosis sitting down – she wanted to fight back! Her real adventure began with a girlfriend’s invitation and challenge to run the Boston Marathon. Booker ran the marathon and never looked back.

Since then she has run twelve marathons, climbed the Seven Summits of the world – attempting Everest twice in the process, mushed to the North Pole and skied to the South Pole – setting records and breaking through barriers all the way.

Her first book, New Altitude, was published in 2013 and shares her amazing journey since her diagnosis and the attitude that allows her to live a happy and healthy life despite living with MS.

Booker is a National Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society sharing her message across the country to the MS community. As her mission and adventures have expanded so has her speaking audience. Wendy now speaks nationally and internationally at corporate conferences, schools, universities, fundraisers and athletic events. She ties in her adventures with what it takes to face a challenge be it medical, financial, teamwork, and/or goal setting. Her message always reminds her audience that serendipity, stubbornness and self-discovery can lead to amazing things and positive outcomes.

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