CHICAGO, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ —
WHO/ WHAT: As part of an inspirational nationwide
tour, “Iron Andy” Holder, a triathlete who was diagnosed with
type 1 diabetes at age 36, will be at The Medicine Stop in
Chicago on Thursday, August 26 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
He will speak to patients at 3:00 pm. The Medicine
Stop will also be providing free glucose screenings to
attendees. The Medicine Stop is a member of the Good Neighbor
Pharmacy/Diabetes Shoppe network, where pharmacists provide
comprehensive education and care for people with diabetes.
After his diagnosis in 2005, Andy was determined not to let the
disease hold him back and decided to become an Ironman competitor
– an extraordinary test of strength, will and endurance.
The Ironman competition requires Andy to swim 2.4 miles, bike
112 miles and run a full marathon of 26.2 miles. Andy does this
while testing his blood sugar a dozen times a day. Yet, he has
persevered and has now completed six full Ironman competitions.
When he is not competing, Andy discusses what it’s like to be a
triathlete with diabetes and how having a chronic condition does
not have to limit what a person can do with his or her life. Andy
has traveled around the country since 2006, encouraging others in
“Living Without Limits”– a national campaign to motivate
those with chronic conditions to manage their health and strive for
their dreams. His uplifting journey has inspired so many to
better manage their health or to even compete in triathlons, just
Iron Andy will appear at the Health Fair and talk to
patients at 3:00 pm:
The Medicine Stop
A Good Neighbor Pharmacy/Diabetes Shoppe
Thursday, August 26th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Andy will be speaking at 3 pm
5525 South Pulaski Road