Name: Kristi Wagley Richard
Title: Member, Corporate/Business and Insurance Regulatory Law Section; Adjunct Professor
Company: McGlinchey Stafford, PLLC; Louisiana State University - E.J. Ourso College of Business
Fundraising Goal: $2500.00
Why are you participating?
After losing my grandmother at an early age, I've always hand a heightened awareness of breast cancer. In the past few years, I have had several friends and acquaintances - ladies who are my age or younger! - being diagnosed with cancer... all with your children, all with blossoming professional careers, all with their whole life ahead of them, all exactly like ME! It both terrifies me and drives me to do whatever I can to be part of the cure.
I love to travel and plan on spending New Year's and my birthday (early January) on each continent as a bullet list item. I have 3 of 7 down with Australia being next up. My second hobby is going to the theater - whether it be for a live play or motion picture - if there is popcorn, count me in! I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids, especially when we have absolutely no plans to run around that day. Fun Fact: I am farsighted in one eye and nearsighted in the other!
What is your greatest achievement?
I know I'm suppose to say my children, but really it's the fact that I have been able to have continued success personally, professionally, and philanthropically to be able to show my children that a working mom can do anything she sets her mind and ambitions to do.
What brightens your day?
Hearing my kids giggle while playing with my husband or them snuggling with me to read. Magnolias also always make me think of my grandmother and make me smile.
What is your favorite vacation spot? Why?
Of the places I've been so far, Hawaii. I am not a beach bum, but recognize that I do need some relaxation. Hawaii was the perfect blend of beauty, relaxation and adventure!