Olympic medalist welcomed by Florida Forum patrons

Olympic medalist welcomed by Florida Forum patrons
Carolyn and Clancy Houston with Mary Love Strum, Katie and Whitfield Athey

The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s Florida Forum speaker series wrapped its 2022-23 line-up with Olympian, entrepreneur, women’s healthcare advocate and mother Allyson Felix on Jan. 18 at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.

With 11 Olympic medals and 18 world championship medals — 13 of which are gold, thus surpassing Usain Bolt’s record-setting 12 gold medals — Felix is one of the most decorated track and field athletes in history. Her advocacy and leadership in sport has now transcended into a larger role as she’s become a leader in women’s health and maternity issues. Not only an advocate for health and disparity, she’s now crafting her own athletic and lifestyle shoe brand focused on shoes that fit women’s feet, not the industry standard built around men’s measurements.

The lineup for the award-winning season included best-selling author Bill Browder, who appeared back on Sept. 20, followed by television news personality, Jenna Bush-Hager, who visited the River City Nov. 8, followed by Felix’s latest visit in January.

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