Olympic medalist Shannon Miller now winning medals outside Olympics
WASHINGTON – A seven-time Olympic medalist who has dedicated her life to health is now involved in another endeavor and continues to bring home medals only this time outside of gymnastics.
Shannon Miller and her husband welcomed their second child, a baby girl, in June after a battle with ovarian cancer she said she worried would leave her infertile.
The Edmond native who is still the most decorated U.S. gymnast, has been spending her time off the Olympic stage highlighting the benefits of healthy living and helping others become cancer survivors.
She is being honored with a pair of national awards for her health endeavors; the Franklin Award for Distinguished Service and the Excellence in Cancer Awareness Award.
Miller is headed to New York and then on to Washington later this month to accept the national honors.
She is also part of a new campaign called “Lace Up to Beat Cancer” and features a tag that attaches to shoelaces.
Customers can purchase the cancer tag at the Shubeez website for $4.99. One dollar from every purchase will go to a foundation chosen by the customer.