Summits Podcast

Summits Podcast

Summits Podcast What’s your cancer story? Hosted by cancer survivor and philanthropist Vince Todd, Jr., Chairman and Co-Founder of the Heroes Foundation, and Heroes Foundation Board Member Daniel Abdallah, the Summits Podcast is a place for people to share their stories. Everyone has a cancer story. From battling a deadly disease to caring for a loved one, when we rise up and face life’s greatest challenges, we see with a new vision, feel with a greater passion, and think with a deeper perspective. Along the way, paths cross, journeys intersect, and missions converge. For Vince Todd, it was his own cancer diagnosis that led him and his wife, Cindy, to launch the Heroes Foundation to provide meaningful support to cancer patients, education to promote cancer prevention, and resources to advance research for a cure. What started with friends and family grew into a community. The Summits Podcast is an extension of that community. Our stories are what bring us together. Artists, athletes, doctors, business people - we’re all family members, community leaders, and activists. Everyone has a story. Anyone can inspire. No one battles alone. Join the conversation. Let’s climb the summit together.

Episodes

May 7, 2024 38 mins
In episode 73 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Julie Otte, Associate Professor at Indiana University Indianapolis School of Nursing. Tune in as Julie shares her time as an oncology nurse, and the research she is doing to improve patient outcomes. This #NationalNursesWeek, the Heroes Foundation thanks all nurses who are making a difference in the lives of patients and families!
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In episode 72 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Shea Rankin, Founder of The Pilgrim Method. What are the benefits of encouraging wellness in the workplace? What are the best foods to consume to lead a healthy lifestyle? Don’t miss this wellness-packed episode with Shea Rankin.
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In episode 71 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Ann Keil Dux, former television journalist and now strategic communications consultant in Miami, FL. At a height in her career and just weeks before her wedding, Ann was diagnosed with neck cancer. Don’t miss her incredible story of survivorship and changing paths after a cancer diagnosis.
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In episode 70 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Mike & Jamie Simek. Tune in as the couple shares the strength and courage they’ve gained in their longtime US Marine career, and how that applies today to Mike’s colorectal cancer journey. “Having an appreciation for how short life is and knowing that every day is precious is important – it comes into play here as you fight through ca...
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In episode 69 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Jarett Andretti of Andretti Autosport. Tune in as Jarett shares his family’s racing history and CheckIt4Andretti, a family foundation encouraging early screenings and detection for colorectal cancer. “It can never be too early but it can be too late.” For more on CheckIt4Andretti, in memory of John Andretti, visit checkit4andretti.org...
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In episode 68 of the Summits Podcast, Vince Todd, Jr. is joined by Rick Czaplewski – author, speaker, and two-time cancer survivor. Tune in as Rick shares his journey of fighting Hodgkin’s Lymphoma as a college student, and how that experience shapes his life today. To purchase Rick’s book, “Better Dirty Than Done”, visit rickczaplewski.com/purchase-book.
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You may recognize Harry Santa-Olalla as the entertaining and energetic host of An Evening With Heroes. Tune in for how Givergy brought a Brit to New York City and helped him find his American dream. “Very quickly, it became something that’s part of my soul. I love being on stage and raising money for organizations and feeling like I’m making a difference.” Hear more about the city he calls home, his perfect day, and why he’s so pas...
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In episode 67 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Josh Gordon of Salesforce. Tune in as Josh shares the joy he experiences from volunteering with Heroes Foundation Team JOEY, and why the mission is personal for his family. “Giving back and volunteering is a great thing to build into the fabric of who you are.”
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In episode 66 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Dr. Natalie Dattilo, clinical physchologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School. From practices to support mental health to the gifts that come from showing generosity, don’t miss our conversation with Dr. Dattilo. Subscribe to the audio version of the Summits Podcast https://summitspodcast.fireside...
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In episode 65 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Beth Rashleigh of Rashleigh Consulting, a leadership consulting firm in Indianapolis. From her favorite Ted Lasso leadership moments to her family’s cancer caregiving story, don’t miss our conversation with Beth. Subscribe to the audio version of the Summits Podcast https://summitspodcast.fireside.fm Find out more about the Heroes Fou...
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In episode 64 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Danielle Halsey, Exercise Physiologist at the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. Tune in as Danielle shares not only the benefits of exercise in cancer rehabilitation, but the benefits of an active lifestyle for all people. “Every minute you do a little bit of exercise is a vote for yourself and your health.” Subscribe to the audio...
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October 31, 2023 32 mins
In episode 63 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Dr. David Sumner, professor emeritus of journalism at Ball State University. From a surprise diagnosis to recovery and perspective, tune in as Dr. Sumner shares his experience with breast cancer. For more on the book that Dr. Sumner recommends for cancer recovery, read more here: https://www.lifeovercancer.com/. Subscribe to the audio ...
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In episode 62 of the Summits Podcast, Vince Todd, Jr. is joined by Lisa Hayes of Gennesaret Free Clinic and Pink-4-Ever Ending Disparities. Tune in as Lisa shares her personal triple-negative breast cancer story and her passion for fighting disparities in breast cancer care and treatment. For more on Pink-4-Ever Ending Disparities, visit pink-4-ever.org. Subscribe to the audio version of the Summits Podcast https://summitspodcast....
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September 26, 2023 39 mins
In episode 61 of the Summits Podcast, Vince Todd, Jr. is joined by Kim and Piper Lyon. Tune in as the mother and daughter share memories of her Burkitts Lymphoma diagnosis and how they’re celebrating being 5 years cancer free! “It is pretty tough, but you can get through it if you believe.” For more on Piper’s cancer story, watch here: youtu.be/IBQMSikFYUg For more on Halloween4Heroes, visit halloween4heroes.com Subscribe to the ...
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In episode 60 of the Summits Podcast, Vince Todd, Jr. is joined by Dr. Jenny Belsky of Riley Hospital for Children. Tune in as Dr. Belsky shares her research on decreasing the detrimental side effects children and teens experience while receiving cancer therapy, now funded by the Heroes Foundation Team JOEY fund. For more on Dr. Belsky’s research, visit https://www.heroesfoundation.org/pediatric-cancer-researcher-will-use-30k-from...
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Don’t miss #PIFF Party, Paid Forward by eimagine, on Thursday, August 31 featuring Sixteen Candles at The Vogue! All proceeds benefit the Indiana cancer community. Get tickets here: bit.ly/piffparty23
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In episode 58 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Judd Feldman and Noelle Perkins of AssuredPartners. Tune in as Judd and Noelle share the personal stories that inspired their company to join the Heroes Foundation as a Summit Partner. For more information on joining forces with the Heroes Foundation, visit heroesfoundation.org/partner-program. Subscribe to the audio version of the Summ...
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In episode 57 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Dr. Bill Tierney of the Fairbanks School of Public Health in its Department of Global Health. Tune in as Dr. Tierney shares his long-standing career in medical research and how surviving cancer made him a more empathetic doctor. Subscribe to the audio version of the Summits Podcast https://summitspodcast.fireside.fm Find out more about...
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In episode 56 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Dr. Ted Brauer of Brauer Family Dentistry. Tune in as Dr. Brauer brings awareness to the screenings and risk factors for oral cancer. Subscribe to the audio version of the Summits Podcast https://summitspodcast.fireside.fm Find out more about the Heroes Foundation https://www.heroesfoundation.org Find out more about The Brookfield Grou...
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In episode 55 of the Summits Podcast, co-hosts Vince Todd, Jr. and Daniel Abdallah are joined by Fred Yeakey, Vice President of Providence Cristo Rey High School and Heroes Foundation board member. Tune in as Fred shares his vision for ending disparities in education, housing and healthcare in Indiana.
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