Last year, the General Counsel Institute took place one week after Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast of the United States. Diana Nyad, in her stirring keynote address, paused for a moment of silence for all of those affected by Sandy, and moved us all deeply with her own powerful story of determination, resilience, and success. Just this past Labor Day weekend, Diana Nyad achieved a lifelong dream at age 64 -- swimming from Cuba to Florida without aid of a shark cage after four previous attempts.
One year later, Diana has returned to New York City to raise money for Sandy victims with her “Swim for Relief,” a 48-hour continuous swim to benefit AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Relief. The idea for “Swim for Relief” began with a conversation Diana had at GCI 8 with NAWL Board member Carol Robles-Román, and we thought it fitting to share this vision-turned-reality. For more information about this two-day event, click here.
Also, Diana wrote a piece for Huffington Post about how this all started with our meeting last year at GCI! Click here to read Diana's article.