Shannon Miller. Champion. Survivor.

CT Challenge Speaker Series: Thursday, March 20, 7:00 PM, Fairfield. Shannon's talk will be preceded by a special reception for cancer survivors and guests at 5:30pm.



Competing With Cancer

Shannon Miller, America's most decorated female gymnast, with seven  Olympic and nine World Championship medals, tells the story of her journey from superstar athlete to cancer survivor.

Photo:  Dave Black



My Journey:

"Fourteen years after winning Olympic Gold and just one year into motherhood, I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer."


My Mindset:

"While competing at the Olympic qualifier I fell on my first event, the balance beam. The saying was always, ‘You can't fall and win'. However what I learned was that when you fall, you get back up. No matter what, you keep going. I went on to perform some of my best routines and took first place."

Photo:  Renee Parmenteau


My Mission:

"Having cancer has taught me so much about myself, my health and my life. Cancer affects us all whether it's personally, a friend or loved one. We have to fight back. When cancer knocks you down, you get back up. Put one foot in front of the other and keep on going."


Watch Shannon's video...


Read what the media is saying:

Connecticut Magazine

Connecticut Post


Shannon is coming to Fairfield.  Come hear her story.

Advance Tickets: $8/adults; $5/students under 18.

All tickets are $10 at the door.

*** Shannon's talk will be preceded at 5:30pm by a special reception for cancer survivors and guests, hosted by Colony Grill and Whole Foods. ***




March 20, 2014 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
689 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824

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Shannon's presentation is proudly supported by:


Jeffrey & Alexander Currie,
Owners of a little square Boutique








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