Episode #75- Jeff Keith-Cancer Survivor-One Legged Athlete- World Changer
Tapping the same determination and vision that propelled him to play Division 1 lacrosse in college and run across America following graduation after losing a leg to cancer when he was just 12 years old, Jeff is reshaping the landscape for all who battle cancer. By way of an 18-year career in investment banking at firms including Salomon Brothers, Merrill Lynch and UBS and as a co-founder and past board member of the non-profit Swim Across America which has raised more than $80 million for cancer research since it started nearly 30 years ago, Jeff is the inspiration, president and CEO of Mission.
Favorite quote: “Attitude determines your altitude.”
Where he’s from: Fairfield, CT
Where he studied/What he learned/What he did while he was there: Boston College, BA; University Southern California MBA / Lacrosse, Skiing, Golf, Cycling, Open Water Swimming
What makes him feel like he can conquer the world? Seeing people push their limits …they are doing it every day
His favorite things: Extreme skiing, Exercising, Listening to music, Hanging with my kids
How he raises the bar: Movement. The body was meant to be in motion. When I workout I never have a bad day
What is his hidden talent? Still trying to find it. That’s what keeps me going!
On his playlist… “Into The Mystic” – Van Morrison “Tequila Sunrise” – Eagles “Creepin” – Eric Church “Who’ll Stop The Rain” – Creedence Clearwater Revival “I Am A Patriot” – Jackson Browne