Name: Derek W. Howard
Title: Financial Advisor
Company: Edward Jones
Fundraising Goal: $3000
Why are you participating?
I have lost several friends and family members to cancer. Susan G. Komen funds research and this is important. If we can provide research funding that saves lives and potentially eliminates cancer in the future, we need to work tirelessly to find new treatments and a cure.
Classic cars and performance vehicles, spending time with family and friends, music festivals, international travel, and anything that involves good food or the water.
What is your greatest achievement?
Becoming a father to two amazing daughters. It overshadows any preferred achievement I could possibly dream of.
What brightens your day?
Positivity and working with others to make our community better. Seeing my two daughters and my wife and enjoying life with them.
What is your favorite vacation spot? Why?
Italy is one of my favorite places. Whether it is dinner on a rooftop in Florence, out and about on the Amalfi Coast, or touring the history of Rome, Italy has always been my favorite.