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GVNA Executive Leadership Breakfast announces ALS advocate as featured speaker

Nancy Frates
 

(Gardner News) – GVNA HealthCare has announced that the keynote speaker for the 9th annual Executive Leadership Breakfast will be Nancy Frates, an ALS Advocate whose son, Pete Frates, was the inspiration for the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Frates will present “Achieving Your Goals with Passion and Perseverance” on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m. at Great Wolf Lodge, 150 Great Wolf Drive, Fitchburg.

“Nancy’s engaging talk and compelling story will inspire everyone to look at their goals in a whole new light,” said Elaine Fluet, president and CEO of GVNA HealthCare.

In Frates and her family’s journey to defeat ALS, she has spoken around the world to inspire others to achieve their goals. Her engaging talks and inspiring story have influenced many leaders in the business, philanthropy, educational and nonprofit worlds. Nancy also serves as a national trustee for the ALS Association. Her Ted Talk, on Ted.com, has been viewed more than 1 million times, and her corporate, inspirational speaking has taken her all over the world, including Mumbai, Austria, Sweden and Australia.

“GVNA is proud to be known for the high-level, futuristic speakers and programs we bring to the region,” said Laura LaBrack, vice president of marketing & business development. “GVNA HealthCare looks forward to the opportunity to bring local businesses and nonprofits together, as we all work closely on so many community projects.”

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