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Leigh Zimmerman ’90 - Breast Cancer Survivor

There's no question about it, Leigh Zimmerman ’90 lives life to the fullest. In 2010 at 39 years old, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. After finishing cancer treatment, Leigh found bravery in changing her life by purchasing a house and changing her job. She started volunteering with the Breast Cancer Resource Center in Central Texas where she has cultivated many friendships with other women fighting breast cancer. Leigh also took up distance running in 2016 and went from never running at all, to running both the Houston and Austin Marathons. She started hiking and has completed both the Salkantay Route to Machu Picchu in Peru as well as trekking to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal.

Leigh is looking forward to turning 50 in April and plans to spend her 50th year running a 50k ultramarathon, hiking to the summit Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa in August, and cramming as much laughter, sunsets, time with loved ones, experiences, and cultures as she can. 

Congratulations Leigh on all of your impressive accomplishments and keep inspiring others to live life to the fullest! 
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