Cheryl Casone, one of FOX Business Network's women news anchors, has had a front row seat to the business challenges in this uncertain economic climate. Cheryl now faces some family challenges of her own and tells us about keeping it all going:
"I never thought I would do a Triathlon.....and as of this writing, I have never done one. Why would I do this to myself? Why when I have a sick parent, a job that drains me mentally and sometimes physically, and I live in a city that never sleeps, would I want to complete a Triathlon? Working at a startup network like Fox Business requires an amount of dedication and passion I've never experienced until now. We have a big fight ahead and we bring our top game each day.
A colleague and friend of mine at the New York Post, Holly Sanders, knew I was done with my marathon days and suggested I try to mix up my workout regimen by entering the Nautica NYC Triathlon set for July 26th, 2009. Five months later, I spend six days a week in a pool, on a bike, or running in Central Park. I have dealt with blisters, cramped feet, bruises, sunburns, sore muscles, and overall fatigue.
Although I originally wanted to do this for the physical challenge, I am now challenging others to join my program by helping me raise money for Colorectal Cancer, the disease that my Dad, Joe Casone, is currently dealing with. Dad acknowledges if he had followed proper screening guidelines, his outcome would have been very different. Now, I can run, swim, and bike in his honor, and hopefully raise awareness that Colorectal Cancer is preventable!"