candaceSince the 1980s, Candace Cable has been a name in the disability sports world, winning nine Paralympic medals in wheelchair racing and snagging six Boston Marathon wins. She helped put wheelchair racing on the map, making it one of the first adapted sports the masses  care about.

Since her wheelchair racing days and her subsequent alpine skiing days in the 1990s (a sport she discovered after retiring from wheelchair racing), Candace went on to make made advocacy her “bliss” as she likes to say, and boy is she good at that. And right now she’s bringing her advocacy abilities overseas.

Her first advocacy gig was as the director of the nonprofit Tahoe Turning Point, which helps bring outdoor recreation to people with disabilities. And then she directed Advancing Our Abilities