Friday, May 29, 2009

Julie Main 1956-2009: Cancer Survivor and Lifestyle Guru

“Julie Main will be lovingly remembered by many people as an amazing friend, mentor, and innovator, an astute businesswoman, and a compassionate boss. Active in numerous organizations, Julie was highly thought of and respected for her perceptive business acumen and foresight. One of the great legacies she leaves for us is the instrumental role she played in founding the Cancer Well-fit Program. Julie graduated from UCSB with honors and a degree in political science. After university, she forged a career first as the bookkeeper of the Santa Barbara Athletic Club (SBAC) and eventually as the general manager. She was the driving force in making SBAC a premier health and fitness club. Julie was also a boardmember of IHRSA (International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association), and then became the president of the association. When Julie was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 36, she did not let that stop her. At the time, she was the manager of the SBAC and missed only two weeks of work (and only because her doctors insisted)..."

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