"Endurance for Charity, Support for Friends," Daily Report
For the Daily Report’s weekly “In Recess” column that explores unique hobbies of local attorneys, Vivian Hoard was profiled for her involvement in athletic charity events and with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Last June, the LLS honored Hoard with a Triple Crown title for having participated in three different sports – biking, hiking, and running – to raise money for the organization. Hoard’s mother was a lung cancer survivor twice which inspired her do her first 40-mile bike race. In 2007, she participated in a 100-mile bike race sponsored by the LLS to raise funds for a business colleague’s son who had developed lymphoma at age 11. In 2010, Lori Ann Haydu, local attorney and friend of Hoard, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Hoard signed up for an 18-mile hike in Yosemite and completed a half-marathon in San Diego for Haydu. Hoard’s Atlanta team raised more than $160,000 and overall the runners raised more than $4.5 million for the race. Hoard suggests that anyone can do these races, you just have to be committed and put one foot in front of the other.