Team Fitness Together is lead by Dawn Wilhelm. Dawn is the youngest sister of Laura David, the namesake of Laura’s Smile Foundation. Dawn’s team is made up of co-workers who gave support during Laura’s illness.

My name is Dawn Wilhelm and I am actually the younger sister of Laura David who the race is in memory of. I have been a Fitness Consultant and fitness professional for over 8 years and have set up this team to continue to bring awareness of ovarian cancer to all women and family members so they can hopefully prevent the death of a loved one. I originally moved back home to the Milwaukee area and accepted a position at Fitness Together to be closer to my sister and family after Laura, my sister, went through her first stem cell transplant. It was with the support of this company ( staff, owner and clients) that kept me positive and strong through the hardest parts of my life, watching my sister fight her cancer battle. I have always wanted to help people continue to strive to accomplish things they never thought they could just like my sister fought and accomplished surviving 7 years when she was expected to die way before that. By creating a team, I have clients at Fitness Together joining to try their first ever 5k race and the thought of seeing them accomplish such a task puts a smile on my face. And it would make my sister proud to have me bring awareness of the race, which meant everything to her, to Fitness Together.

Fitness Together is actually the name of the company I work for where we provide one-on-one personal training and small group training. I truly feel the name was great to use as our team name because whatever fitness goal we have, we are only successful as a team. We take a team approach to help our clients see the best results. All of our clients and staff end up becoming a part of the ” FT Family.”

 Currently we have 11 participating but we hope to have 20 participants before the race. We will be having team shirts to show our team name and so that we can easily spot each other throughout the course as motivation and encouragement. We will also be performing the warmup for the race event and setting up a booth where we will be setting up a PACK small group personal training mobile station to demonstrate fitness exercises and help stretch runners and walkers prior and after the race.

Team Fitness Together warms up 2011 LSM participants

Thank you, Dawn!

Reminder that teams of 10 or more participants registered by May 29th receive a discounted registration rate-only $18 per person!

Also, teams that share a  story with us will be featured on our blog. We will create an image from the text you provide and post it to Laura’s Smile Foundation’s Facebook page. The team with the most “Likes” under their image in our 2012 LSM Team Photos album will win a prize.