Speaker's BiographyWinter Vinecki
Founder, Team Winter
Winter Vinecki is just 13 years old, yet her resume surpasses those of many adults. In 2008, Winter's father was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer and died in 2009, shortly before his 40th birthday. Winter was committed to using her passion for athletics to make sure no other family would have to endure the personal hardships that her family went through. The result is Team Winter, an organization that raises awareness and funding for prostate cancer through athletic events and fundraising opportunities. For Winter, the cause is about honoring her dad, who died from prostate cancer less than one year after his diagnosis. On a daily basis, she sacrifices playtime and other luxuries kids her age take for granted to ensure that she is doing all she can to bring an end to this all-too-common disease that affects 1 in 6 American men.